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Eastern women reach BSC title game

BOISE — The Eastern Washington women used two deciding quarters, were led by three players in double figures and topped Montana State 56-39, March 12, to advance to the Big Sky

Conference women's championship game March 13.

Eastern was set to play the winner of the Northern Arizona vs. Montana game, which followed their contest with a berth in the NCAA Tournament at stake.

With Jacinta Buckley scoring 16, Jamie Loera 12 and Aaliyah Alexander 10, the top-seeded Eagles pulled away from the Bobcats on the strength of an 18-6 edge in the second quarter.

That gave the Eagles a lead they would never lose but build upon thanks to a 19-12 fourth quarter.

Eastern, which opened tournament play with a 71-58 win over Weber State, improved to 28-5 on the season.


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