Mountaineers fall to Whitman

By Observer staff February 10, 2014 10:25 am

Eastern Oregon University's Brittney Newcomb drives to the basket during a recent game. The Mountaineers fell to College of Idaho 67-64 Friday.
Eastern Oregon University's Brittney Newcomb drives to the basket during a recent game. The Mountaineers fell to College of Idaho 67-64 Friday.
For the first time this season the Eastern Oregon University women’s basketball team lost back-to-back games.

The Mountaineers’ 3-pointer fell short at the buzzer that could have tied the game, giving College of Idaho a 67-64 win Friday night in the J.A. Albertson Center. 

In the last meeting, EOU got the big baskets down the stretch. However, this time the Mountaineers just didn’t get many shots. Nikki Osborne tied the game at 64-all with 1:29 left in the game. That was the last field goal for EOU, with a turnover and two missed attempts, including Nicole Redd’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer. 

College of Idaho (12-10 overall, 9-5 CCC) won the game from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and throughout the game. The Yotes made 3-of-4 in the final 60 seconds, and made 11-of-17 in the game. The Mountaineers had just seven attempts, making six. 

A Payton Parrish 3-pointer gave the EOU a 51-48 lead in the second half, but College of Idaho answered with a seven-point run to reclaim the lead, and would not give the lead up the rest of the way.

Brittney Newcomb led the Mountaineers with 19 points, making 5-of-14 from behind the arc. Redd added 17 points and seven rebounds. 

Erica Martinez led the Yotes with 21 points. Chakala Carthen added 19 points and 16 rebounds. 

EOU (19-7 overall, 11-3 CCC) will travel to Salem to take on Corban University at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

In the last meeting the Mountaineers  defeated  the Warriors 73-61 win in Quinn Coliseum Feb. 18.

EOU upset bid falls short

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Eastern Oregon University men’s basketball team relies on its ability to shot the ball from behind the arc. Against College of Idaho, that ability disappeared.

The Mountaineers were swept in the regular season against the Yotes with a 67-54 loss Friday.

EOU shot 3-of-20 from behind the arc, and feel behind quickly on the road, trailing 35-26 at the half. 

The Mountaineers attempted a late comeback, trimming the lead to 62-53 with a 10-2 run with a minute left in the second half. But, EOU would get no closer before the final buzzer sounded.

Tony Eackles Jr. led the Mountaineers with 13 points. Kalvin Johanson finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks. Derek Maloney added 10 points off the bench. Kyllian Wood grabbed 12 rebounds.

College of Idaho was led by Antonio Garrett with 15 points. Demetruis Perkins and Joe Vaz each scored 10 points. Vaz also grabbed nine rebounds.

The Yotes used a big edge from the free-throw line to win the game. College of Idaho converted 20-of-30 attempts, while the Mountaineers made 9-of-17 attempts.

EOU (14-9 overall, 5-8 CCC) will travel to Salem to take on Corban University at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

In the last meeting the Warriors grabbed a 74-65 win in Quinn Coliseum Feb. 18.