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Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

March 29, 2017

After a six-year stint as EWU men’s basketball head coach, Jim Hayford is heading to the west side of the state. Hayford, 49, has been hired as the men...

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

March 29, 2017

Just a few hours after the announcement of former EWU basketball coach Jim Hayford leaving to take over as head coach at Seattle University, EWU has ann...

EWU basketball begins 2016-17 season

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Men's Basketball The EWU men’s basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with a pair of drastically different games, beating the Division III Linfield Wildcats 70-47 at home and falling to the Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats 86-72 on the road. Senior Felix Von Hofe led the Eagles in scoring against Linfield, scoring 21 points while shooting 7-12 (58.3 percent) from ...

Eagles take a fall in conference play

Eagles take a fall in conference play

January 7, 2016

Men’s basketball’s first two conference games did not go as planned as they dropped to 6-8 overall and 0-2 in the Big Sky conference. With this rough...

Men’s basketball perseveres to start season 1-1

Men’s basketball perseveres to start season 1-1

November 20, 2015

The men's basketball team started their season with a pair of games over the weekend. They lost their first game on the road, 106-88, against Mississippi...

Eagles beat Seattle University 76-70 in Wednesday matinee

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 18, 2015

Filed under Sports

In the first of two matchups with Seattle University this season, the Eagles made 15 of 34 three-pointers en route to a 76-70 win over the Redhawks at Reese Court on Nov. 18. It was an efficient day from forward Felix Von Hofe, who was 7 of 12 from the perimeter and finished the game with 25 points, leading all scorers on the afternoon. Von Hofe stuffed the stat sheet, chippin...

Hodgins sisters, bonded by basketball

By Fetlew Gebreziabher, Online Sports Editor

May 3, 2015

Filed under Sports

Since they could remember, basketball has always been a part of the Hodgins household. While some were picking up barbies, Hayley and Delaney Hodgins were playing with basketballs. Junior guard Hayley Hodgins, who is the oldest of three, describes herself as the most competitive sister and said their passion for the game came from their family. Both of the Hodgins’ parents...

EWU advances to first NCAA Tournament since 2004

EWU advances to first NCAA Tournament since 2004

March 15, 2015

It was looking grim. Everything the Eastern’s men’s basketball team had worked for in the offseason and in 33 grueling games during the season was...

Senior guard Lexie Nelson leads team

March 13, 2015

As the postseason approaches for the EWU women’s basketball team, they are preparing for a late season push to take their talents into the NCAA tournament...

EWU rallies to beat Idaho at home

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Down 13 points to the University of Idaho with 7:31 remaining and the nation’s leading scorer lost to the bench due to injury, no one would have faulted the EWU men’s basketball team if they packed it in early — the cards just were not in their favor on Jan. 31. But EWU rallied late to take down Idaho, 98-95, in overtime. Through the first 32:29 of the game, EWU shot...

Hayford and Co. look to take important next step to improvement

Hayford and Co. look to take important next step to improvement

October 14, 2013

  The men’s basketball team started practice Oct. 1, beginning the road to March for a team that finished with a record of 10-21 (7-13 in the...

Eagle men return next year with loaded roster

Eagle men return next year with loaded roster

April 5, 2013

  In the face of insurmountable hardships, the Eagle men’s basketball team triumphed through adversity and showcased their resiliency. The 2012-201...

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