|EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES (12-8, 5-4 Big Sky Conference)|
|- vs. -|
|MONTANA STATE BOBCATS (10-11, 4-6 Big Sky Conference)|
|Saturday, Feb. 7 | 2:00 p.m. PT|
|Reese Court (5,000) | Cheney, Wash.|
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Cheney, Wash. – After a thrilling win over Big Sky-leading Montana on Thursday night, the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team will go for a weekend sweep when Montana State visits Reese Court Saturday, Feb. 7, in a Big Sky Conference contest at 2 p.m. PT.
Eastern (12-8, 5-4 BSC) snapped Montana's seven-game winning streak, and ended a four-game skid of its own, with a hard-fought 65-64 victory over the Lady Griz on Thursday, Feb. 5. Montana entered the game boasting the league's best defense on paper, but the Eagles shot 40 percent as a team, the highest mark allowed by UM in seven games.
Junior Hayley Hodgins led a balanced Eastern offense with 14 points while sophomore Jade Redmon and freshman Delaney Hodgins also scored in double figures with 13 points and 10 points, respectively. Seniors Lexie Nelson and Melissa Williams chipped in nine points apiece.
Montana State (10-11, 4-6 BSC) comes into tomorrow's game on a three-game winning streak, including a home victory over second-place Sacramento State. Senior forward Jasmine Hommes ranks second in the Big Sky in scoring with an average of 17.0 points per game while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. She is the lone Bobcat to average double figures, but seven other players average between nine points and five points per game.
A win over Montana State would give the Eagles a home sweep over the Montana schools for the second straight season and just the seventh time in the program's 33-year history as an NCAA Division I member. Three of Eastern's previous six sweeps occurred under current head coach Wendy Schuller.