Eastern seeded 2nd for FCS playoffs
Eastern Washington, playing in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the first time since winning the national championship...
Eastern Washington, playing in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the first time since winning the national championship in 2010, will host a second-round game Dec. 1 at Roos Field in Cheney.
Kickoff has been set for 3:05 p.m. The Eagles (9-2) will play the winner of the first-round matchup between Wagner and Colgate.
The Eagles received the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, with North Dakota State getting the top seed, followed by EWU, Montana State, Old Dominion and Georgia Southern. The top five teams are guaranteed home games as long as they are the higher-seeded team in their matchup.
Eastern is making its ninth appearance in the playoffs, ranking the Eagles among a select group of 20 schools with at least that many berths.
Lexie Nelson scored 23 points as host Eastern Washington beat Portland 68-50. Carrie Ojeda had 16 points for the Eagles (1-2) while Aubrey Ashenfelter had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Ellen Nurmi led Portland (1-3) with 12 points.
Brad Waldow and Stephen Holt scored 16 points each as host Saint Mary's used a surge to start the second half to beat Eastern Washington 85-66.
The Gaels (3-0) led 37-33 at halftime before coming out of the locker room with a 16-3 run.
Justin Crosgile had 13 points and five assists for the Eagles (0-3).
• Tournament Most Valuable Player David Downs scored five of his 14 points in the first four minutes late Saturday, helping ninth-ranked Seattle Pacific (4-0) tally the game's opening 12 points en route to a 71-54 win over BYU-Hawaii in the GNAC/PacWest Challenge in Laie, Hawaii.
Patrick Simon had 12 points and also made the all-tournament team for the Falcons (4-0).Also on the all-tournament team was Mark McLaughlin of Central Washington.
Western Washington earned the No. 4 seed at the West Regional of the NCAA Division II National Tournament, Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at host and No. 1 seed Brigham Young Hawaii. The Vikings (23-3) face fifth-seed Sonoma State (22-8) Nov. 29. Sixth-seeded Central Washington (21-7) plays No. 3 Cal State San Bernardino.
• Outside hitter Kaytlyn Dill of Seattle U was named to the Western Athletic Conference second team.
Washington won the Nike BorderClash in Beaverton, Ore., as Amy-Eloise Neale of Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish won the girls race in 15:33. In the boys race, Patrick Gibson of Squalicum High School in Bellingham won in 13:44.
From college sports-information reports and other sources.