@EWUWBB Continues Season At Gonzaga, Before Hosting CSUN

This Week in @EWUWBB

at Gonzaga
vs. CSUN
Thursday, Nov. 19 - 6 p.m. PST
Sunday, Nov. 22 - 1 p.m. PST
Spokane, Wash. - McCarthey Center
Cheney, Wash. - Reese Court
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Cheney, Wash. - Following its first two wins of the 2015-16 season, the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team will continue their schedule with a road matchup against Gonzaga on Thursday, Nov. 19, starting at 6 p.m. PST at the McCarthey Center. They end the week by returning home for a game against Cal State Northridge on Sunday, Nov. 22, starting at 1:00 p.m. PST at Reese Court.

Last week Eastern pulled out two wins against Eastern Oregon (64-40) and Air Force (65-44). In the Eastern Oregon game, senior Haley Hodgins led the team with 24 points on 10-of-22 shooting and five steals, and sophomore Delaney Hodgins added on 13 points and six rebounds.

Against Air Force, Hayley Hodgins led the team in scoring with 20 points with an additional six steals. Delaney Hodgins made her impact with 14 points and seven rebounds, while junior Tisha Phillips got involved with nine points and four assists.

The defense has been the major story for the team so far, as they’ve forced their opponents into 28.6% shooting from the field, while creating 49 turnovers. They’ve also added on 29 steals and 13 blocks in the limited play.

A couple career milestones were also passed this weekend when Hayley Hodgins reached 1,200 points on Friday against Eastern Oregon, and head coach Wendy Schuller earned her 200th career win after Sunday’s victory over Air Force.

Gonzaga is off to a 2-1 start so far this year. Most recently they lost to Stanford 65-48 on Sunday, Nov. 15. Last year they finished with a 26-9 record, and a bid to the NCAA tournament where they reached the regional semifinals before losing to Tennessee. The Bulldogs have a relatively similar squad from last year with three returning starters, and five other returning players. They have five newcomers to the team. Elle Tinkle is leading the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game.

CSUN has play one game so far, a loss to Saint Mary’s 93-59. Last season they finished with a 23-11 record, and reached the first round of the NCAA tournament, losing to Stanford. The team saw major turnover from last year with all five starters leaving, and nine new players coming in.