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Eastern Women Drop Road Game At Portland State

PORTLANE, Ore. - The Eastern Washington women's basketball team dropped its first road conference of 2018 to Portland State by a final score of 75-60 on Thursday night (Jan. 4). The Eagles could never quite find their footing and they trailed by double figures for most of the evening and shot just 31.8 percent from the field.

"Tonight's loss was on me. The game was played in unusual conditions for us and I don't feel like I did a good enough job getting us ready considering the circumstances," head coach Wendy Schuller said. " I attribute our slow start to that and it was hard to recover from it."
 
Violet Kapri Morrow led the way with a career-high 25 points, her second 20-plus point performance of the season. The junior made a career-high four three-point field goals and went 9-for-12 from the free throw line. Delaney Hodgins was the other Eagle in double figures, adding 16 points and six rebounds.
 
Portland State would explode on an 11-0 run in the second quarter to take a 37-23 lead into the locker room. The Vikings shot 53.1 percent from the field during the first half, limiting the Eagles to just above 30 percent.
 
In the third quarter, the Eagles cut their deficit to eight points as they came out and forced two quick turnovers. Morrow would hit a three-pointer and Symone Starks would score her first points of the night early on, but the Vikings held EWU scoreless for over three minutes to extend their lead.
 
Delaney Hodgins heated up in the fourth quarter, adding nine points to help the Eagles shoot 37.5 percent in the final minutes, the best of the night, while limiting the Vikings to just 33 percent. However, the late push came too late as EWU suffered a 15-point deficit.


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