The No. 8 Eastern Oregon women’s basketball team fell for the first time this season, dropping a 63-60 contest to Whitman College Tuesday night in Walla Walla. 

The Mountaineers led most of the night, and had a much as a 10-point advantage in the contest. But Whitman outscored Eastern 37-25 in the second half, eventually taking the lead for good in the fourth quarter. 

Jane Nelson scored 17 points to lead the Mountaineers. Beverly Slater added 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for EOU, which was just 4-for-20 from 3-point range and missed eight free throws.

EOU (2-1 overall) travels to the L-C State Classic this weekend, and will face defending NAIA Division I champion Montana Western Friday and Lewis-Clark State Saturday.

East Region Sports Editor

Ronald's primary beats are Eastern Oregon University, La Grande High School and the other eight high schools of Union and Wallowa counties. As an avid sports fan, he is primarily reading about or watching sports when he isn't covering a game.

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