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Southwestern women ousted from NAIA-II tourney

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 11:36 p.m.

Eastern Oregon beat Southwestern 86-54 Wednesday in the first round of the NAIA Division II women’s tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

Eastern Oregon (32-2) used a 15-2 run at the end of the first half to built a 20-point halftime lead, and Southwestern (23-8) was never able to cut into the margin in the second half.

Montana Rickey scored 11 points and was the only Moundbuilders player to reach double figures. Southwestern’s offense was held to 14 of 57 field goals (24.6 percent), and made 5 of 29 three-pointers.

SOUTHWESTERN (23-8): Bryan 9, Shaffer 5, Robinson 7, Rickey 11, Je.Hobbs 9, Jo.Hobbs 6, Zoglmann 3, Watson 2, Reichenberger 2. Totals 14-57 21-32 54.

EASTERN OREGON (32-2): Jones 10, Bourn 11, Redd 6, Hurliman 3, Randall 24, Moss 2, Kramer 2, Hoffert 2, Hill 2, Riley 2, Nielsen 1, Freeman 11, Joseph 4, Osbourne 6. Totals 34-71 13-17 86.

Halftime — E.Oregon 46-26. Three-pointers — Southwestern 5-29 (Je.Hobbs 2, Rickey, Jo.Hobbs, Zoglmann), E.Oregon 5-22 (Redd 2, Randall 2, Hurliman). Rebounds — Southwestern 46 (Robinson 8), E.Oregon 39 (Jones 7). Assists — Southwestern 10 (Jo.Hobbs 3), E.Oregon 23 (Bourn 6). Fouls — Southwestern 19, E.Oregon 20.

Saint Mary men out — St. Xavier, Ill., beat Saint Mary 82-60 late Wednesday at the NAIA Division II men’s tournament in Point Lookout, Mo. The Spirits were within eight pooints early in thr second half before an 11-2 St. Xavier spurt put the game out of reach.

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