Slater Makes Mountaineer History in Win Over Northwest

KIRKLAND, WA – Eastern Oregon University women’s basketball secured a solid 76-58 victory over Northwest on Friday night. The highlight of the night came when Beverly Slater pulled down her 16th rebound of the evening giving her sole possession of the rebounding throne for both men’s and women’s basketball at Eastern Oregon University.

Bayley Brennan led the Mountaineers with a game-high 30 points, including an impressive 8-of-16 from the three-point line. Brie Holecek added 18 points, while Macie Elliott and Beverly Slater contributed 9 and 6 points, respectively.

Slater’s complete game included her 16 rebounds as well as 7 assists. Her 16 rebounds now put her career total at 1,109. With tonight’s performance she surpassed Mountie great and men’s basketball player, Randy Dolven, who finished his career in 1967 with 1,108 rebounds.

EOU led at the end of each quarter, building a five-point lead in the first quarter and extending it throughout the game. The Mountaineers shot 44.6% from the field, 37.5% from the three-point line, and were perfect from the free-throw line.

For Northwest, Grace Harder was the top scorer with 11 points, followed by Kylie Lunday with 10 points. Eastern suffocated the Eagle offense forcing them to a shooting percentage of 32.8%.

With the win Eastern advances to 17-6 overall on the season and 13-6 in CCC play. The Mountaineers will look to continue their strong performance tomorrow afternoon when they take on Evergreen State at 3 p.m. in Olympia, Washington.

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