CHENEY, Wash. — Eastern Washington’s teams get ready for Thanksgiving, but will have to get on the courts before the holiday weekend. Volleyball travels to Greeley, Colo. for the Big Sky Tournament with a matchup against the host school. Men’s Basketball has its first game at Reese Court against Walla Walla. Women’s Basketball has two road games, with one in California and one in Texas.
Volleyball — Wednesday, Nov. 22 vs. No. 2 Northern Colorado (6 p.m. PT)
Eastern Washington will make its fourth-straight appearance at the Big Sky Tournament this week. The Eagles are the No. 7 seed facing off against the defending champion and hosts, Northern Colorado. Eastern dropped both regular season games against the Bears, 3-1. This past week, EWU swept Idaho in the team’s final regular season game. Bri Gunderson led the team with 14 kills, carrying a staggering .600 attack percentage. Senior outside hitter, Sage Brustad, was honored pregame for her final appearance at Reese Court.
Men’s Basketball — Wednesday, Nov. 22 vs. Walla Walla (6 p.m. PT) — Get Tickets
The Eagle men finally host a home game after a grueling four-game start to the season that saw the team travel over 6,400 miles in two weeks, playing at Utah, at Ole Miss, at Cincinnati and at Stanford.
Eastern welcomes Walla Walla University to Reese Court on Wednesday, with tip scheduled for 6 p.m. It will be the 6th ever head-to-head contest between the two schools — The Eagles are a perfect 5-0. They most recently played each other two seasons ago on Nov. 15, 2021, 111-71 win in Cheney.
Preseason All-Big Sky nominee Ethan Price found his shooting touch at Stanford last Friday, scoring a season-high 19 points on 7/13 from the field, including 4/8 from beyond the arc. He and the rest of the Eags will look to get in the win column against a 1-4 Wolves squad.
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Women’s Basketball — Monday, Nov. 20 at UC Irvine (6 p.m. PT), Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Tarleton State (5 p.m. PT)
Eastern looks to extend its hot-start the season on the road this week, with matchups in two different time zones. The Eagles play UC Irvine tonight in Irvine, Calif. then travel to Stephenville, Texas to play Tarleton State. EWU played both teams last season at home, defeating Tarleton, 65-45, while falling to Irvine, 65-67.
Eastern hosted Corban University in the home opener this past week, defeating the Warriors, 72-47. The Eagles controlled the paint with a plus-19 rebounding margin and outscored Corban 42 to 18 inside. Aaliyah Alexander and Jaydia Martin led the team with 13 points each, while Jamie Loera had 10 points and seven rebounds. Gabrielle Jung led the team with eight rebounds.
Alexander is on fire out of the gates this season, leading the team with a 19.3 points per game average, while shooting 51.3 percent from the floor. The redshirt-sophomore holds the second highest scoring average in the Big Sky early in the season. Loera picked up where she left off last season, leading the conference with 6.3 assists per game – 19 total on the year.
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Eastern Washington University Athletics sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports, six for men and eight for women, both as learning opportunities for its most athletically talented students and as an enhancement to student and community life. Eastern is affiliated with Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and is a member of the Big Sky Conference, an association of 10 regional schools with comparable enrollments and academic goals.
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