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Women's Basketball News & Highlights

December 07, 2013

Eagles Take Second 20-point Freedom Win

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Eastern junior Meghan Nowak was honored before Saturday's game for recently reaching the 1,000-point milestone for her career.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.—Eastern Women’s Basketball has started the conference season out on the right path, taking down Manhattanville on Wednesday by a 28-point margin and then topping the Delaware Valley College Aggies on Saturday by a score of 85-65.

The Eagles improved to 4-4 on the season and 2-0 in the Freedom Conference with Saturday’s win.

Eastern cashed in on 46.6 percent (27-for-58) of their field goals Saturday and shot 45 percent (9-for-20) from long range. Eastern stifled Delaware Valley’s offense, holding them to 25.4 percent (18-for-71) from the floor. The Aggies resorted to firing 29 3-pointers, but only hit their target four times from behind the arc (13.8 percent).

Four players scored in double-digits for a well-rounded Eagles’ offensive attack. Juniors Kaitlyn Dougherty and Meghan Nowak each netted 16 points. Dougherty added six assists and two steals and Nowak pulled down 14 rebounds. Freshman Emily Lavin continues to impress in her starting role. She finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Junior Kaleigh Boreman provided 12 points off the bench.

Eagles’ starting freshman point guard Emily McPeak added nine points and five rebounds.

The Aggies started the game with two quick baskets and a 5-0 lead, but the Eagles caught up and took the lead 6-5 on a Dougherty jumpshot with 16:42 to play in the first half. Eastern remained in the lead for the rest of the game.

In two weeks, the Eagles will be back in action when they travel to a tournament in Orlando, Fla. They will open the tournament with a tough test on Dec. 20 against Hope College, the No. 6 team in the nation. 

 

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Updated: Monday, 30 December 2013

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Nate Davis

Nate Davis

Coach Davis earned Freedom Conference Coach of the Year Honors in 2011-12.

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