LA?GRANDE?— Eastern Oregon University held off Walla Walla University Saturday in the Quinn Classic for a 72-61 men’s basketball win.

EOU was lead by senior Kevin Attila, who shot 5-of-8 (62 percent) from the field, finishing with 22 points and nine assists. Teammates Tony Eackles contributed with 15 points while Craig Tucker added 14.

Hermiston’s Trevor Phillips had two points and three rebounds a day after leading the Mounties (4-0) in their 80-67 win over Carroll College on Friday.

Phillips scored 24 points and had five rebounds while Tucker and Eackles each added 15 points.

Women’s Basketball

MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN?58, EASTERN?OREGON 55 — At Spokane, Wash, the Eastern Oregon University women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday night in the Spokane Classic at the hands of Montana State-Northern.

Brittney Newcomb led the way for the Mountaineers, as she scored 20 points in the game on 7-of-15 shooting. She went 5-for-13 from behind the arc.

The Mountaineers rebounded to defeat the University of Great Falls 84-76 in in their second game of the Spokane Classic on Saturday evening.

The Mountaineers (4-1) were led by Brittney Newcomb who scored 31 points and Nicole Redd followed with 14 points of her own. Hermiston’s Maloree Moss added three points for the weekend. After logging several minutes in the team’s first games, Hermiston’s Jeni Hoffert played sparingly over the weekend.


EASTERN?OREGON?57, DICKINSON ST. 3 — At La Grande, the Mountaineers dominated their final home game of the season as they complied 616 yards of total offense with 445 yards coming on the ground.

Chris McGinnis-Parker led the way for Eastern Oregon (4-5) with 259 all-purpose yards (219 rushing; 40 receiving) and scored four touchdowns on the afternoon. He was named Frontier Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts — the second straight week he’s rushed for more than 200 yards.

Mahonri Bostrom rushed for 105 yards to give EOU two 100-plus yard rushers in the same game for the first time since Oct. 13, 2007, when Brad Padayao and Travis Morscheek accomplished the feat.

Eastern Oregon’s defense only allowed Dickinson State 142 yards of total offense and held the Blue Hawks to 23 passing yards while coming up with four takeaways.

EOU?receiver Jace Billingsley returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and was named the Frontier Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. It was the first kickoff returned for a touchdown by the Mounties since Kedrick Starr returned one on Oct. 23, 2010.


SOUTHERN?OREGON 3, EASTERN?OREGON 0 — At Ashland, Southern Oregon handed the Mountaineers the first of two weekend defeats on Friday by scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-23.

Stefani Sorensen led the way for the Mountaineers with 15 kills.

Then on Saturday in Klamath Union, Oregon Tech won its first match over the Mounties since 2008, 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 28-30).

EOU (23-5) was led by Casey Loper’s 21 kills.

Women’s Soccer

EASTERN?OREGON?2, COLLEGE?OF?IDAHO 0 — At La Grande, playing in frigid conditions with 30 mph winds, Eastern Oregon scored a pair of second-half goals to break a scoreless tie, grabbing a Cascade Conference women’s soccer victory over The College of Idaho on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (9-4-1) set a new school record with their seventh shutout of the season.

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