EASTERN WOMEN WIN SEVENTH STRAIGHT

January 23, 2004 11:00 pm

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Eastern Oregon women avenged their only Cascade Collegiate Conference basketball loss after dispatching Northwest College 61-55 Friday.

The Mountaineers (8-1 in CCC, 14-2 overall) held the Eagles to 24.1 percent shooting in the second half to win their seventh straight game.

The Eagles led 33-30 at halftime before the Mountaineers turned up the defense in the second half.

A trio of Mountaineers were in double figures with Jamie Jo Cant leading the way with 19 points, followed by Cory Nelson's 12 and Christie Weaver chipping in 10 off the bench.

Nelson and Michelle Kinley each pulled down eight rebounds. Tricia Haddock had eight assists.

The Eagles (7-3 CCC) were led by Jennifer DeYoung's 16 points.

The Mountaineers continue their road trip with a game at Evergreen State today.

EO 61, Northwest College 55

Eastern Oregon (61)

Tricia Haddock 1-8 0-0 3, Cory Nelson 5-7 2-2 12, Jamie Jo Cant 7-16 1-2 19, Christy Smith 2-4 0-0 4, Candice Davis 3-6 0-0 6, Christie Weaver 4-9 0-0 10, Sandy Isbell 0-1 0-0 0, Michelle Kinley 1-7 3-4 5, Brye Quatre 1-3 0-0 2. Totals: 24-61 6-8 61.

Northwest College (55)

Tarah Troutman 1-5 0-1 3, Briana Duerr 3-7 2-2 11, Jennifer DeYoung 8-15 0-0 16, Ellie Scilley 1-9 4-4 6, Kristin Boyd 2-11 0-0 4, Kaeley Triller 2-6 2-4 6, Kelly Clarke 3-7 3-4 9. Totals: 20-60 11-15 55.

Halftime score — Northwest 33, Eastern Oregon 30. Three-pointers — Eastern Oregon 7-24 (Haddock 1-8, Nelson 0-1, Cant 4-9, Weaver 2-6), Northwest 4-14 (Troutman 1-4, Duerr 3-5, Scilley 0-3, Boyd 0-1, Triller 0-1). Fouled out — Duerr. Total fouls — Eastern Oregon 15, Northwest 15. Technical fouls — None. Turnovers — Eastern Oregon 25, Northwest 21. Rebounds — Eastern Oregon 41 (Nelson and Kinley with 8), Northwest 41 (Clarke 10). Assists — Eastern Oregon 21(Haddock 8), Northwest 14 (Boyd 7).