EOU WOMEN WIN 14TH STRAIGHT

January 18, 2002 11:00 pm

PORTLAND Their leading scorer had only four points, they turned the ball over 25 times and they were out-rebounded, but the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers womens basketball team found a way to win Friday night.

No. 18 Eastern stretched its win streak to 14 games with a 62-40 Cascade Collegiate Conference victory over Cascade College.

The Mountaineers big advantage came at the free throw line, where they went 25-for-31 compared to Cascades 1-for-4.

Julie Coffin was 7-for-9 from the line and scored a team-high 13 points. Jamie Jo Cant was 7-for-8 from the line with 12 points. Rachelle Stockman added 11 points for Eastern (14-1 overall, 7-0 conference).

Leading scorer Brooke Sellards was in foul trouble most of the game and had just four points all free throws in 13 minutes.

Cascade (3-17, 2-5) had a 38-34 rebounding edge, including an 18-12 advantage on the offensive boards. The Thunderbirds could only get two second-chance points, however; they shot less than 30 percent for the game.

Eastern shot a below-average 38 percent.

The Mountaineers face Concordia this evening.

EASTERN OREGON (62)

Haddock 0-5 0-0 0, LiaBraaten 1-3 1-2 4, Van Brocklin, Cant 2-9 7-8 12, Sellards 0-4 4-4 4, R.Stockman 3-6 4-4 11, Kinley 2-5 0-0 4, Guerra 1-2 0-0 2, Coffin 3-3 7-9 13, Dianda 3-5 0-0 6. Totals: 17-45 25-31 62.

CASCADE (40)

Mohammed 6-20 0-0 13, Kuzma 0-7 1-2 1, Riddle 3-9 0-0 7, Buckley 1-2 0-0 2, Gamble 1-4 0-0 2, Wilson 4-10 0-0 11, Gonzales 0-1 0-1 0, Harding 2-4 0-1 4, Hyde. Totals: 17-57 1-4 40.

Halftime score Eastern Oregon 33, Cascade 17. Three-pointers Eastern Oregon 3-15 (Haddock 0-3, LiaBraaten 1-2, Cant 1-4, Sellards 0-3, R.Stockman 1-2, Guerra 0-1), Cascade 5-21 (Mohammed 1-7, Kuzma 0-2, Riddle 1-4, Gamble 0-1, Wilson 3-7). Fouled out Sellards, Wilson. Total fouls Eastern Oregon 12, Cascade 21. Technical fouls None. Turnovers Eastern Oregon 25, Cascade 24. Rebounds Eastern Oregon 34 (Epeldi 5, Coffin 5), Cascade 38 (Kuzma 7).

From Observer staff reports