Eagles face Beavers and Ducks in upcoming games
Riding the excitement of a buzzer win, Eastern Washington Women’s Basketball will be on the road to try to improve their record to 4-0 this season. Eastern will travel to the field in Corvallis, Oregon to face Oregon State on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. PT. The Eagles will then return home on Sunday, November 20 to face Evergreen State at 2 p.m. at Reese Court.
With the victory, the Eagles will have the second-best start in program history. The 1984-85 East team started the season 5-0.
Eastern’s game against the Beavers will be shown on Pac-12Network.com and live stats will be available on OSUBeavers.com.
Washington East’s home game against Evergreen St. will be shown on ESPN+ and live stats can be viewed on GoEags.com.
Eastern Washington won its third straight game in a 62-60 win over Southern Utah on Monday (Nov. 14). The game had eight lead changes and six draws before ending in final possession in the fourth quarter. Jamie Loera dribbled past a Thunderbird defender and put the ball on the glass to score when time expired.
Loera finished with 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds and five steals. Jaydia Martin scored 16 points, with Jacinta Buckley by adding 13 and Milly Knowles had 10. Eastern shot 43.9 percent on field goals and 35.3 percent on three-point shots.
A look at the Eagles
After starting the season strong, Jaydia Martin earned co-player of the week honors from Big Sky. Martin averaged 16.7 points to help Eastern to its first 3-0 start since the 2006-07 season. The second had a 47.1 total field goal percentage from the floor and a blistering 57.1 (5 of 11) percentage from three-point range. In total, Martin scored 50 points, adding nine rebounds, seven assists and eight steals. Martin also only committed three turnovers in the three games.
The Eagles are second in the Big Sky in offense, averaging 77.0 points per game. In three games, the average margin of victory is 25 points for Eastern. From the floor, the Eagles are third with 45.1 shooting percentage and second with 42.4 on three.
One of the main factors that contributed to Eastern’s early success was the team’s ability to create turnovers and limit their own mistakes. The Eagles have an 11.33+ run margin that ranks second in the conference. The team leads the conference with an assist-to-rotation ratio of 1.57.
Martin is fifth in the Big Sky averaging 16.7 points per game. Martin is adding 2.7 steals per game to tie for seventh in the Big Sky. Aliyah Alexander is tied for 16e with 12 points per game.
Jamie Loera is a versatile contributor for Eastern, leading the team and ranking 15e with 5.7 rebounds per game. Loera is sixth in the conference with 4.3 assists per set. She is also third in the conference with 3.3 steals per game and averaging 10.7 points per game.
Jacinta Buckley gives Eastern four players with a double-digit scoring average at 10.7 per game as well.
off the bench, Andie Zylak has an assist-to-rotation ratio of 10.0 to lead the conference.
Oregon State also started the season well, going 2-0 with both wins coming at home. The Beavers won a close game, 61-60, to start the season against Hawaii. They followed that up with a crushing 89-53 win over Seattle.
At the start of the season, Oregon St. has four players with double-digit averages, led by AJ Marotte and Talia von Oelhoffen who each hold an average of 17.0 points per game. Marotte is second on the team with 8.0 rebounds per game, while Jelena Mitrovic leads the team with 9.0 rebounds per game. Mitrovic is also averaging 10.0 points per game.
Eastern Washington trails, 1-6 in series history against Oregon State, dropping the last six games. The teams last played in Maui, Hawai’i in December 2018, as the Beavers won 93-45.
Evergreen State began the 2022-23 season with a 75-62 win over Lewis and Clark College at home. The Ducks had a pair of 23-point scorers in Sydney Vanness and Sha’nece Garrett. Jalyn Sackrider and Monique Bungay each scored 10 points for Evergreen and the team had a 45.3 percent shooting performance in the game.
The teams had their very first meeting in November 2021 at Reese Court. Eastern put on an offensive spectacle in a 101-38 win. The total points are tied for fourth in program history in a single game and the Eagles tied the program record, at the time, with 17 three-pointers. Jaydia Martin and Jordyn Boesel each scored 17 runs and hit six threes.
Eastern Washington will have a six-day break after Sunday’s game before heading to Spokane to face Gonzaga on Saturday, November 26 at 2 p.m.
Season Tickets and Courtside Seats
Season passes can be purchased to view all 14 Eagles home games at GoEags.com/tickets. Prices for season pass packages start at $57 for adults in general admission.
New this season, premium pitchside seating allows fans to be right next to the action. These reserved seats are available for purchase by EWU Women’s Basketball Fast Break Club MVP Gold boosters at a subscription price of $99 per seat. Call (509) 359-6059 to reserve your place at the Fast Break Club.