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Thursday, March 26, 2015 Free Press Section 2 Page 5 continued from page 1 put-back baskets from 7-foot Bradley Hayes. Georgetown also had a 36-28 edge in rebound- ing. "In the post, you're facing 6-10 athletic guys you don't see in the Big Sky," EWU's Venky Jois said. "It's just a different look." Eastern stayed with Georgetown, leading by as many as seven points with 8:12 to play and had their last lead of the game, 29-28, with 5:14 remaining in the,half. That's when the Hoyas' Jabril Trawick shoved the Eagles' Ty- ler Harvey to the floor in one of the most no- table non-calls so far in the tournament. An of- ficials' review followed that could have tagged Georgetown with a tech- nical foul and awarded Eastern free throws, and a subsequent possession of the ball. The refs said no foul, and fueled or not by that episode, Georgetown went on an 18-2 run to end the first half and lead 43-33. Then, in the open- ing 6:33 of the second half, the Hoyas raced to a 58-35 lead by the i3:27 mark on a 15-2 run. That's when the Ea- gles began their come- back. A pair of Jois free throws trimmed the defi- cit to 13 at 65-52 with 6:52 remaining. However, six missed shots over the next three minutes proved fatal to finishing the rally. Eastern got the deficit under 10 points at 73-64 on a Harvey 3-point bas- ket, plus a foul shot with "You saw my team has great character and great fight," Hayford said. "We played it down until the end." Harvey scored 13 of his 27 points in the first half. He ended the game with the Big Sky record for season 3-pointers with 128 and a school record for scoring in a season with 738 points. Jois finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocked shots, giving him a sin- gle-season school record of 69. True freshman Bog- dan Bliznyuk scored on the season and the loss ended their five-game winning streak. Eastern's win total was a school record for their time in Di- vision I play. Georgetown finished 22-11 following a loss Saturday to Utah 75- 64 in the round of 32. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress. com. jam with two seconds "The difference tonight was how to play. they shot the ball and how we shot the One plan that did not ball. We needed a really good shoot- ing night to beat them. We didn't bring it." EWU head coach Jim Hayford 11 points and had six rebounds. D'Vauntes smith- Rivera led four Hoyas in double-figures with 25 points, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range and 9 of 13 at the free throw line. Hayes, Trawick and Paul White all had 10 points for Georgetown, 1:39 to play, .... the Eagles faced in the , ......... ..... i ....... , .......... Photo by Paul Delaney Eastern Washington's Parker Kelly took this smack to the head from Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins during last Thursday's game. It was part of a rugged style of play continued from page i on the couch and shout- ing what plays Seahawks a transition where I'mhead coach Pete Carroll gonna have to become should use when his team someone else, do some-is inches away from the thing else, and that's going goal line or what strategies to be tricky," Nash said Manny pacquiao should want what's best for our favorite athlete. We love to say, "I hope my guy/ girl goes out on top" but really it's not up to us to decide when an athlete like Borland rides off materialize for the Hoyas was their use of 6-foot, 10- inch, 350-pound Joshua Smith who played just six minutes and scored four points and no rebounds. which hit 52 percent from "I think Venky did a great the field, including 11 of job of attacking him," 23 and 48 percent from Hayford said. 3-point range; Coming Eastern finished 26-9 into the game the Hoyas were 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point range. Trawick drew a large chorus of boos when he capped off the game with an uncontested continued from page 1 continued from page 1 and the game, with 17 points. Three-point shoot- In Pullman, Nelson ing also lagged as East- carried the Eagles late ern made just 3 of 14 in the game hitting key for 21 percent after av- baskets, including one eraging 34 percent on that tied the game and the season. Even the Ultimately provide the free throw line was Opportunity for sopho- troublesome as the Ea-more Jade Redmon to tough situations. Cheney is now 4-0 as they get ready to enter Great Northern League play. After their March 24 league game against Pull- man, the Blackhawks travel to Clarkston March 28 to play the Bantams in their first doubleheader of the season. "Pullman is a difficult team to get out and they make really good contact with the ball," Cagle said. "You have to play a good defense against them. With After trailing by as many as 17 points in the first half, the Eagles cut the Hornets" lead to 10, 38-28, heading into intermission. But they came out of the break cold and hit only 2 of 12 field goal attempts to open the second half while Sacramento State made seven of its first 14 shots. Senior Lexie Nelson led four Eagles in double handled themselves in tonight." percent from the line. "It didn't help that we didn't shoot the ball well," Schuller said. "That didn't help our confidence at all. We just weren't ourselves lay up at the buzzer. Nelson led the Ea- gles with 19 points. Redmon added 15 and Hayley Hodgins 12. Lia Galdeira topped all scorers in the game with 31 points. In contrast to the Sac State game, Eastern shot 45 percent from the field while holding the Cougars to 39 percent. The Eagles connected from 3-point range on 39 percent of their shots and kept the Cougars to just 12 percent with 2 of 17 made long-range shots. Eastern finished 21- 12 and tied a school record for victories, the most since the 1983-84 figures with 12 points season, and won its in a balanced, but tepid first-ever postseason talking about when we're sitting in the stands or need to control some- one's destiny. Sure, we AI Stover can be reached 'Clarkston, you'll never at, know what to expect. I'm excited for us to get into league play and see where we'll end up." AI Stover can be reached at attack. Freshman Del- game outside of the Big aney Hodgins added 11 Sky tournament with while her sister, junior the Wazzu win. WSU Hayley Hodgins and finished 17-15. senior Melissa Williams PauIDelaneycanbereached each had 10: Takara atpdelaney@cheney_freepress. Bruce led the Hornets,com. land's decision and say "well it's a shame he's retiring too soon" and wonder what his career would have been like had he decided to continue to play football. As fans we sometimes ask too much of our fa- vorite athletes. I'm not Some fans look at Bor- about it." talking when we look at an athlete's life choices. I'm talking about when fans criticize the type of car an athlete is driving, who they are dating or what they had for dinner. If an athlete is making poor life choices, such as getting into drugs and alcohol, that's one thing, but why do we feel the versus the Hornets 76 from doctors, as well as input from coaches and family members. Borland may be like some fans and .wonder what his NFL career would have been like, but I'm sure he'll also be thankful that he didn't stay around longer to see his health deteriorate in his golden years. in the interview. "I don't make in preparation for into the sunset. It's up to want to underestimate his upcoming fight against the player - along with that, but I feel pretty good Floyd Mayweather. I'm some well-heeded advice gles made 55.6 percent hit the game-winrff~g