Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Player Profile: Collin Chiverton (#24)

Collin Chiverton (#24) Junior Forward, 6’6” 200lbs
San Jose, CA - Archbishop Mitty High School class of 2008

In his first campaign with the Eagles after transferring from City College of San Francisco, Collin has provided instant star power.  His offensive game is marked by dazzling fireworks from long range and quick dribble driving that leave defenses scrambling to catch up.  Defensively, Collin uses his length and quickness well.  An injured foot has limited him to about 25 minutes a game.  Collin has scored more than 20 pts in 11 games this year.

Collin has not played well down the stretch due in part to apparent frustration and more recently a nagging injury to his back. Despite that he's managed to get 43pts, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks over the last four games in which he's been limited to an average of 14.75 minutes. Collin showed a lot of heart against Portland State while playing through a painful injury he scored 4 pts, got 3 rebounds and was tenacious on defense during just 9 minutes of playing time.

Collin Chiverton
photo from goeags.com
Category Value
Games 29
MIN 22.9
PPG 15.1
FG% 37.6%
3PTPG 3.0
3PT% 41.7%
TOPG 1.0
PFPG 2.3

From goeags.com, Hayford on Chiverton: “Collin is a winner and has played on highly-successful teams -- he has been a key player on all of those squads.  He is an extremely athletic player and has a great dribble-drive game.  He has extreme range in his outside shooting ability, and is a very strong offensive player.  He has great scoring ability, especially scoring in bursts.”

EWU Eagle Links for Tuesday Morning

Good Morning Eagle Fans!  Yesterday was my first day back at my regular job after a week spent working with the US Navy Reserve, so naturally I was kept busy enough through out the day and into the evening.  That meant the blog suffered more than intended, but have no fear we’re back on track this morning with this trip around the web.

First Jon of bigskybball.com had a very busy blogging Monday.  He started with a two part review of the cation in the Big Sky over the weekend; part 1 and part 2 highlighting Idaho State’s surprising upset of Weber State 64-62 on Saturday night.  He also offered a quick preview of Monday night’s game with the Bears visiting the Lumberjacks.  Of course Jon would not miss out on bringing to light the allegations regarding former NAU Head Coach Mike Adras.  Additionally he gives us the news about the Big Sky’s Bracket Buster match-ups announced yesterday, Eastern Washington will travel to UC-Irvine.

Chene Cooper (#5) and Brianne Ryan (#20)
honored as players of the week
photo from goeags.com
Goeags.com gives us the details of an outstanding weekend for the Eagle’s Women’s basketball team including player of the week awards for Brianne Ryan and Chene Cooper.

Al Stover the sports editor for the EWU Easterner brings us this article about the Eagles Football program winning “Sports Story of the Year

Meanwhile Brandon of eaglespov.com brings us a quick preview of the new uniforms the Eagle Football team will be wearing next year.

And last, but hopefully not least, be sure to check out my review of the Eagle’s big win on Saturday.  If you still haven’t had enough reading then head over to the “About Us” page of ewueagleeye.com to see what we’re all about.

That’s all I’ve got for now, but check back later for the next installment of my Player Profile series.. up next is #24 Collin Chiverton.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

EWU Eagles dominate the paint and the Montana State Bobcats 69 to 53

The Eagles (4-5, 10-12) looked mostly dominate as the ran away with another double digit victory over the Bobcats (6-3, 11-9).  It was immediately striking that this is a match up that favored the Eagles.  Coach Hayford recognized that his big men could take on the Bobcats inside and win.  His game plan called for dribble penetration, attacking the key and forcing their opponent to crash down inside.  That left multiple wide open shots on the outside, especially in the first half where the Eagles shot 3 of 7 from beyond the three point line to take a 37-28 lead into the half.  

Cliff Colimon drives into the paint
photo from goeags.com
The Bobcats game plan defensively seemed to be focused on stopping Collin Chiverton (#24) and in that they were successful as Chiverton went 3 of 12 from the field including 2 of 5 from 3pt range notching only his fourth game of the season with less than 8 points.  The Eagles were aggressive on the boards grabbing 13 offensive rebounds and putting up 14 points on those second chances.

EWU Eagle Links for Sunday Morning

Cliff Ederaine slams home 2 of his 17 pts
photo from goeags.com

Good Morning Eagle’s fans.  The Eagle’s decisively beat Montana State for a second time this season last night at Reese Court.  Let’s take stroll around the web to find out what is being said.

Tom Giles of the EWU Athletic Department posted this review of last night’s game on espnnorthwest.com, highlighting the strong performances of Eastern Forwards Cliff Ederaine (#42) and Laron Griffin (#15).

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle laments the game as a repeat performance of the teams earlier meeting with the Eagle’s noting the Eagle’s Defense held their opponent to season lows in points, shooting percentage and 3pt percentage.

Goeags.com offers a recap of the EWU Women’s victory of both Montana schools this week, solidifying their hold on second place in the conference.

espn.com offers this short recap pointing to the Eagle’s dominance of the paint scoring 40pts in the paint to just 16 pts for the Bobcats.

That’s it for now, but check back later for my recap of the game and an updated picture of the Big Sky Conference standings.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Montana State Bobcats @ Eastern Washington Eagles Halftime Report

The first half was a bit of a see-saw the Eagles came out a little off and were getting killed in transition.  Coach Hayford called a timeout and suddenly the Eagles turned around and went on an 18-3 run to seize the lead.  They were led by great efforts from Laron Griffin and Cliff Ederaine who both had multiple rebounds and multiple points.  Parker Kelly made solid contributions from the bench with 8 points, on 2 of 3 from the three point line and 2 of 2 free throws.  Jordan Hickert also came up with a big block and the Eagles controlled the offensive boards.  The Eagles really came out of that first time out attacking the paint and that effort caused drew a lot of fouls and opened a lot of 3 point looks for the Eagles.

Look for the Eagles to continue attacking the paint and slow things down a bit in the offense while working on matching that effort on the defensive side of the ball.

Blog Announcement

Good Evening Eagle’s fans.  As we get set to watch the Eagles take on the Bobcats, I wanted to take a moment to announce a couple of changes to the blog.  First I’ve updated our domain so direct your browsers and bookmarks to www.ewueagleeye.com.  Please comment if you want to see anything new or different on the blog, otherwise you can contact me by email at brian@ewueagleeye.com.  Also be sure to follow me on twitter @EWUEagleEye.

Player Profile: Cliff Ederaine (#42)

Cliff Ederaine (#42) Senior Forward, 6’7” 205lbs
Moreno Valley, CA - Canyon Springs High School class of 2008

In his senior campaign Cliff is leading the team in rebounds (220), blocks (37) and is second in steals (39) and third in points per game (10.7).  Cliff is the team's defensive leader and plays with aggression on that side of the ball.

Cliff has six double-doubles on the year, 14 reb and 15 pts vs South Dakota State; 11 reb and 11 pts vs Linfield; 12 reb and 12 pts @ Northern Colorado; 13 reb and 10 pts vs Montana; 13 reb and 11 pts @ Northern Arizona; and finally his 18 reb and 15 pts vs Sacramento State.  Perhaps his best game of the year came in a losing effort against Weber State where Cliff reeled in 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 5 steals, 5 assists and scored 20 points while committing no turnovers.

Cliff was chosen as this blogs first EWU Eagle Eye Player of the Week for the week of January 30th to February 5th for his impressive two game effort against Northern Arizona and Sacramento State in which he collected 31 rebounds, scored 26 points and threw in 12 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.

Cliff Ederaine, photo from goeags.com
Category Value
Games 29
MIN 30.3
PPG 10.7
FG% 48.7%
3PTPG 0.1
3PT% 22.2%
TOPG 3.2
PFPG 3.6

From goeags.com, Coach Hayford on Ederaine: “Cliff will have a terrific senior year.  He is a tenacious rebounder and can take other big guys off the dribble.  He’s a good off-the-ball defender and has strength that is better than his weight.  He has proven he can play the power forward or center position in this league, and we have big expectations for Cliff as a senior.”

Preview: MSU Bobcats @ EWU Eagles January 28, 2012

Tonight the Eagles (3-5, 9-12) take on the Bobcats (6-2, 11-8) in what has become nearly a must win game for the Eagles as they look to get back into the win column and start a push for the Big Sky Conference tournament.  Tip off is at 6:05 pm pst.

The Eagles come into the match up on the heels of a four game losing streak that has the team reeling.  Foul trouble, inconsistent shooting and generally streaky play has the Eagles sitting in 6th place in the conference halfway through the conference schedule.  Senior Guard Cliff Colimon (#11) has gone just 2 of 19 from the three point line in the last four games and needs to get this corrected if the Eagles are going to stop this streak.  Junior Guard Jeffrey Forbes (#22) is coming off an injury to his hand suffered during the Eagles loss to Seattle that has limited him to just 23 minutes combined in the last two games.

The Bobcats enter the contest on a 4 game winning streak.  After opening conference play with a loss to the Eagles in Bozeman, but have gone 6-1 since then including a home and home sweep of Portland State (4-4, 10-10).  The Bobcats feature a balanced attack with four players averaging 8.7 to 12.1 points per game and play tough defense with 137 steals and 74 blocks as a team on the year.

Thursday’s game against the Vikings highlighted these as the Bobcats got strong performances from Junior Guard Xavier Blount (#23), 6’4” 205lbs (15 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast), Sophomore Forward Shawn Reid (#20), 6’5” 195lbs (15 pts, 8 reb, 3 ast), and Senior Guard Rod Singleton (#5), 5’10” 185lbs (13 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast).

Freshman Parker Kelly and the Eagles
bench need to step up down the stretch
The Eagles are lead by a trio of upper classmen, Junior Forward Collin Chiverton (#24) 17.5 pts per game, Senior Forward Cliff Ederaine (#42) 10.6 pts and 7.5 reb per game and Senior Guard Cliff Colimon (#11) 14.6 and 5.2 ast per game.  The Eagles need to start seeing a bigger contribution from their bench if they want to make a serious run down the stretch of Big Sky Conference play.  Keep an eye on Junior Forward Jordan Hickert (#25), 18 pts 7 reb and 3 ast in the last four games and Freshman Guard Parker Kelly (#10), 22pts and 4 reb in the last four games.

Up next for the Eagles is a Thursday night trip to Northern Arizona (1-7, 5-15).  Montana State will host the Bengals (4-4, 6-14) on Thursday night.

Last meeting: Eagles 82 @ Bobcats 66 on December 28th, 2010.

Return of the Eagle Eye: EWU Eagle's Links for Saturday Morning

Good Morning Eagle’s Fans!  Thanks for hanging with me through the last several days.  Unfortunately my travel plans interrupted the blog much more than I anticipated because the hotel I stayed in was under construction that somehow reduced their wifi service to the point that it felt like dial up.  That being said there is a lot to catch up today so take a spin around the internet with me and check out what’s been going on over the past few days.

Brandon at eaglespov.com gave us a nice preview of Thursday’s game against Montana and followed that up with a review of the match up as well.  Don’t forget to check out his update of the Eagles standings in the RPI calculations as well as a brief explanation for those unfamiliar with it.

Jon at bigskybball.com offers his big sky twitter must follow list.  He also previews some possible match ups for the Big Sky teams in the ESPN sponsored Bracket Buster Challenge games, which will be announced on Monday.

Jon also let us know that his coverage of the conference is going to take a step back for a while.  Let’s hope he gets those batteries re-charged quickly!

Jim Allen of the Spokesman Review contrasts the preseason media polls with the current big sky standings and offers a glimpse of tonight’s game against the Bobcats.  Here is his review of Thursday’s game as well, including Laron Griffin saying that the upcoming game against the Bobcats is now a must win.

For a look from the other side, Bob Meseroll of the Missoulian offers his recap and points out that it was Head Coach Wayne Tinkle’s 46th birthday and Eagles Coach Jim Hayford lamenting, “You’re going to end up being down 13 points at half when you shoot 20 percent.”

Cliff Ederaine(#42) plays tough in the paint
with 13 rebounds and 10 points on the night.
Goeags.com has this recap of the game as well highlighting Cliff Ederaine’s fourth double-double of the year and the Eagle’s inability to overcome a slow start to the game.

That’s it for now, but check back later for a preview of tonight’s match up with the Bobcats.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Inactive Eagles Climb Big Sky Standings and Links

As a result of yesterday’s Big Sky Conference games the Eagles have climbed a place in the standings and are now sitting in a 3 way tie for 4th place with the Portland State Vikings and the Northern Colorado Bears at 3-3 in conference play.  That makes tomorrow’s match up with the Vikings of Portland State that much more important for the Eagles post season hopes.

Colton Woods of the Portland State Vanguard offers this recap of the Vikings victory over the Bengals of Idaho State on Monday night, including the career high 29 points by senior guard Charles Odum.

Green Men
Photo from psuvanguard.com
by Karl Kuchs Vanguard Staff

Also on the Vanguard, Alex Moore, explains a new trend in the Vikings fan section formerly known as the Green Horde.  

The Easterner’s Fedor Gaponenko, offers this profile of Senior Guard Collin Chiverton, “My life has always been about basketball, “said Chiverton. “It was always my favorite sport.”

Brandon at eaglespov.com posted a new page on his blog detailing the standings of the Big Sky Conference including the RPI rankings for each of the teams and highlighting the Eagles upcoming recruiting class.

As a programming note, I will be travelling this weekend so content may be a little light for tomorrow nights game.

Player Profile: Cliff Colimon (#11)

Cliff Colimon (#11) Senior Guard, 6’0” 170 lbs
Brooklyn, NY - Elizabeth High School (NJ) class of 2007

Colimon has continued his great play down the stretch and has taken over as the teams leading scorer (15.5 ppg). Cliff also leads the team in assists (147), steals (49), minutes (34.9) and free throws made (95).  More than that though, Cliff is the teams leader.  His presence lifts the play of his teammates and the offense appears more efficient and consistent with him on the floor.  Cliff was selected as the EWU Eagle Eye Player of the week for his excellent play during the week of February 14th to 20th.

This season he notched a double-double against Linfield (11 assists, 23 points), but perhaps his best game came against Sacramento State in which his free throws (8 of 9) kept the team in the game and his consistent hustle (7 rebounds) and selfless effort (5 assists) helped the Eagles pull out a 65 - 60 victory.

Cliff has scored more than ten points 23 times in 29 games so far this season and more than 20 points 10 times.  He has also had at least 5 assists in 16 games including his season high 11 against Linfield.
Cliff Colimon, photo from goeags.com

Category Value
Games 29
MIN 34.9
PPG 15.5
FG% 38.5%
3PTPG 2.1
3PT% 37.0%
TOPG 3.3
PFPG 2.9

From goeags.com, Coach Hayford on Colimon, “He will have some really big games for us as a senior.  He can score of the dribble, he is tremendous shooter and he knows how to us the pick and roll.  Cliff is really strong for his size so he is a very good on-the-ball defender.  He’s a little prone to foul trouble, so he needs more smarts to go with the tenacity.  But if I’m on the opposing team, I don;t want him guarding me - that can make for a long night.  How much he is able to lead our team and play that kind of defense is going to come down to how much mental toughness Cliff has inside.  But my bets are on Cliff.”

So far I think Cliff is truly living up to Coach Hayford’s expectations.

EWU Eagle's Links for Friday Morning

Good Morning Eagle’s Fans, our morning links are a bit delayed, but still here they are:

Checkout the latest team report from Fox Sports on MSN: profiling the extremely competitive games from last weekend in the Big Sky.

Jim Allen of the Spokesman Review offers a quick assessment as they halfway point of Big Sky Conference play.  He also offers, briefly, a preview of Saturday’s match up against Portland State.

Jon at bigskybball.com gives a look at the Eagles future Big Sky rival the University of North Dakota and relates some interesting changes and challenges to Big Sky scheduling going forward.  Of course Jon also posted his thoughts on last nights conference games.

Paul Delaney of the Cheney Free Press reviews what turned out to be a very unlucky Saturday the 14th for both the EWU Men’s and Women’s teams.  Also from Paul a preview of teh Eagles Men’s teams 3 game Big Sky Conference home stand which could help the team build much needed momentum heading into the final stretch of the season.

Check out bigskyconf.com for a quick recap of last night’s games.
Junior Center Carrie Ojeda
In other Eagle’s sports news, goeags.com offers this preview of the upcoming Men’s and Women’s Tennis Season.  They also offer a preview of the Women’s Basketball teams road match up with Portland State.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Player Profile: Jeffrey Forbes (#22)

Jeffrey Forbes #22, Junior Guard, 5’10” 170lbs.
Federal Way, Wa - Federal Way High School class of 2009.

Forbes had a great game against Idaho State on February 23rd in which he scored 13 well earned pts, added 3 rebounds and 1 assist while playing 33 minutes and committing only 2 turnovers and 0 personal fouls. Jeffrey has continued to be a solid presence on defense and the Eagles have been getting solid minutes from Forbes that do not always show up on the stat sheets.

Perhaps the best game of Forbes' season came against Montana State when he racked up 5 rebounds 4 steals and 11 points. Forbes' leadership and value to the team do not always show up on a stat sheet, but he plays with ferocious hustle and heart.  Forbes does a good job of staying out of foul trouble and is one of the players Coach Hayford relies on down the late stretch of games. This is why Forbes leads the team in minutes with 34.3 per game.

Forbes played all 40 minutes against Gonzaga (8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals) and Idaho (9 points, 2 assists and 2 rebounds), 39 minutes against both UC Davis (5 points 4 rebounds and 3 assists) and UCLA (4 rebounds and 1 steal) as well as 38 minutes against Northern Arizona (15 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists).
Jeffrey Forbes, photo from Goeags.com

Category Value
Games 29
MIN 31.5
PPG 6.5
FG% 36.3%
3PTPG 1.2
3PT% 34.3%
TOPG 1.1
PFPG 2.0

From goeags.com: Coach Hayford on Forbes: “Jeffrey Forbes is a winner.  He comes from a Federal Way program that is one of the best high school basketball programs not only in Washington, but on the West Coast.  He knows what it takes to win and his work ethic is outstanding.  He shoots the ball well, plays hard and has tremendous speed.”

EWU Eagle's Links for Thursday Morning

Good Morning Eagle’s Fans, another off day for the team as they continue to prepare for their Saturday showdown with Portland State at Reese Court.  Lets take a spin around the web.

Jon at bigskybball.com expresses his feelings that everyone should subscribe and follow kenpom.com, just like Eagles Coach Jim Hayford.  Jon also offers a quick review of the current Big Sky Standings, including his projection of the season ending top 6.

Brandon at eaglespov.com takes the opportunity of the break in Basketball action to give us a preview of the EWU Football schedule for the 2012 season.

EWU Eagle Keisa Monterola vaults!
goeags.com as always as lots of EWU Athletics news including this piece on Keisa Monterola who the women’s pole vault competition at the UW preview on Saturday and for that was awarded the Big Sky Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Also on goeags.com a preview of Saturday’s match up with Portland state.

That's it for now, as always GoEags!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

EWU Eagles links for Wednesday morning.

Big Sky Commissioner Doug Fullerton
Good Morning Eagles fans, we had a surprisingly big day in the news yesterday so lets take a quick run down the links:

Jim Allen of the Spokesman Review reporting on the new TV deal between the Big Sky Conference and DirecTV Sports / Root Sports Network.  Big Sky Commissioner Doug Fullerton said the moves coincides with the expansion of the conference to include Southern Utah University and the University of North Dakota as full members as well as Cal Poly and UC Davis as Football only members.  The deal is great news as they will be broadcasting 18 regular season football games, 12 conference basketball games as well as the conference tournament quarter and semi-final rounds.

ewureview.com has their statistic laden game recap here.

Jon at bigskybball.com offers a bevy of good articles starting with his recap of the Portland State - Idaho State game, moving quickly on the his recap of the Eagles - Redhawks game,  Jon alos has a good write up on the new TV Deal for the Big Sky.  

Brandon at eaglespov.com also offers his write up on the Big Sky TV Deal.  Additionally Brandon offers a quick glimpse at each of the coming games in the Eagles homestand, saying that for the Eagles there is no place like home.

In other Eagles sports news, goeags.com tells us that the Men’s and Women’s Tennis pres-season rankings have come out featuring the Men’s and Women’s teams ranked 4th and 5th respectively in the Big Sky.

Also from goeags.com, The Eagles Men’s and Women’s track teams saw seven more athletes qualify for the Conference Championships at the UW Preview on Saturday.  The next meet for the Eagles is a team invitation at the University of Washington on January 27th and 28th.

That’s it for now folks, but don’t forget to check out my review of the Redhawks game

Game Review: EWU Eagles lose bball track meet to Seattle Redhawks 91-78

When the Eagles took on the Redhawks, I began the game fighting with the frustrating interface offered by the Seattle University video stream.  I was doing everything I could think of to get that video to play so I could watch this game, so determined that even though the game was starting I was not listening or watching or paying attention because I had a mission.  I was not going to be beaten by the computer I was going to watch this game.  The thought ran through my mind as my frustration grew an began to spill over until a friend of mine told me to listen to the radio broadcast and if necessary to find something else to write about.  The words struck like a revelation, my mission wasn’t to get some silly video stream to work properly, my mission was to observe the Eagles playing the Redhawks.

I share that story because as I review my notes on the game I realized that the Eagles may have fallen into a similar trap.  The radio broadcast repeated variations of the phrase, “The Eagles are not being beaten by the Seattle press,” throughout the game.  Yet the Eagles were losing.  They were close and competitive for about 30 minutes of game time, but in the end they fell apart yielding an 18-3 run to lose 78 to 91.  I am not an expert on Basketball strategy but I had the feeling that the press had been significant.  The Eagles were dominating in hustle stats: rebounding (24 to 42), second chances (18 defensive rebounds to the Redhawks 13 offensive rebounds), free throws given up (33 to 16) and gave up a season high shooting percentage to their opponents.  These things indicate to me that the Eagles were out hustled and in dramatic fashion.

Consider this tidbit from coachesclipboard.netA good press can quickly produce back-court turnovers, steals and easy baskets for your team. So it is an offensive weapon as such, and a way to come from behind, or a way to break open a close game, and a way to wear down an slower, less well-conditioned opponent. It may help nullify the opponent's "bigs", who may labor to get up and down the floor. You can turn the game into a "track meet", rather than a slow-down game that favors the opponent's big post players. The press keeps the opponent off-balance, changes the tempo of the game, and often has the opponent doing things they don't normally like to do. It often forces the opposing coach to use valuable time-outs. It favors a well-conditioned team with a deep bench, and with more substitutions, allows more of your players to get playing time.”

This game got away from the Eagles because they were on the back end of a grueling road trip, their 3rd game in five days.  They got into foul trouble early again, further limiting their ability to substitute and again one of their star players was playing through injury.  Though the played with fierce determination not to be beaten by Seattle’s press defense, they found themselves out of gas in the waning moments of the game and Seattle ran away from them.

Seattle used a small line up of quick and fit players to run the Eagles into the ground, they put themselves into position for open shots, had a good shooting night and played relentlessly on defense.  Sterling Carter (#10) was 9 of 11 from the field for the night, on the season he’s been a 33% shooter.  Aaron Broussard (#2) was 12 of 18 from the field, on the season he’s been a 46% shooter.  Some of that is just two players have a good day shooting the ball, but some of it has to do with getting open looks.

So the Eagles “broke” the Seattle press, but in doing so set themselves up to become track stars and that was a game they were not prepared to play.  Great strategy by the Seattle University coaches.

On the positive side, the Eagles got another exceptional performance from Cliff Chiverton (#24) whose 26 points matched a career high and continued his three game stretch of 20+ point games.  Cliff Colimon (#11) and Jeffrey Forbes (#22) combined for 10 assists and 24 points as well.  The Eagles did not get enough from their bench in this one as the bench went 4 for 15 from the field and added 6 fouls and a pair of turnovers.  Parker Kelly (#10) and Jordan Hickert (#25) both started well hitting three 3 pointers early before fizzling to go a combined 3 for 8 from beyond the arc.  Kelly made both of free throw opportunities and Hickert collected 5 rebonds, tied for the team high with Cliff Ederaine (#42).  Ederaine had a rough night playing only 19 minutes after getting into foul trouble (4 personal fouls on the game) and scoring only 3 points.

Now the Eagles get some much needed rest as they don’t play again until Saturday night when they play host to the Portland State Vikings (3-3, 9-9).

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday Morning EWU Eagles Links

The morning after another disappointing finish to an otherwise exciting game, lets take a spin around the internet to find out what folks are saying about the game.

Jon at bigskybball.com put together a quick review of the weekends action in the Big Sky including the thrilling finishes to three of the four games.

Brandon at eaglespov.com offers a solid review of last nights non-conference defeat, citing the Redhawks remarkable success shooting as a big key to the Redhawks victory.  

goseattleu.com offers this recap highlighting the Redhawks dominance across statistical categories, shooting percentage, free throws attempted (and made), and rebounds.

goeags.com offers their own recap focusing on the Eagles absolute inability to stop, slow or hamper the Redhawks attack and includes some good quotes from Coach Hayford like this one, “Making 13 threes in 40 attempts is a good night,” said Hayford. “I think 78 points was enough to win against Seattle. It just came down to our inability to defend.”

That’s it for now, but check back later for my review of the game.  As always GoEags!