Huge Third Quarter Pushes Mounties Past Wolves

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Following a closely contested first half, the Eastern Oregon women’s basketball team pulled away in the second for a decisive victory over Walla Walla with a final score of 76-54.

After the first quarter, the Mountaineers maintained a narrow lead of 18-17, extending it to 34-30 by halftime. The game’s turning point occurred in the third quarter, where a substantial 28-8 run by the Mountaineers proved insurmountable for the Wolves to overcome.

Haley Robinett led the scoring with 16 points, shooting an impressive 8-12 from the field. Brie Holecek contributed a well rounded statline of 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Bayley Brennan’s connected on 2 three-pointers for 10 points. Macie Elliott made her mark on the defensive end with 3 steals and 4 rebounds.

The Eastern Oregon team’s impressive shooting percentages, including 61.5% in the first quarter and 68.8% in the third quarter, reflected their offensive efficiency throughout the game. The Mountaineers maintained a solid 59.6% field goal percentage overall.

Walla Walla struggled to keep pace, with a 41.2% overall field goal percentage. Jaliyah Casem and Chariah Daniels each scored 10 points.

With the win, the Mountaineers now boast a commendable 14-5 overall record and 10-5 in conference play. The Mounties will travel up to Lewiston for tomorrow’s contest with Lewis-Clark State, set to tip off at 4:00 p.m.

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