USUE Women’s Basketball Falls Short in OT to CSI *Photo Gallery*


By Loren Miller, Utah State Eastern Sports Information

Utah State Eastern women’s basketball lost to the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles 75-69 at home on Saturday in overtime. The game went down to the wire in regulation with both teams going back and forth until the final buzzer.

With 10 seconds left in regulation, USU Eastern’s Emmery Wagstaff hit a three pointer to put the Eagles up 59-56. In the next possession, CSI responded with a three of their own made by Finley Garnett with eight seconds left. A last second attempt by USU Eastern to win the game was not be successful as a shot by Wagstaff came up short.

In overtime, CSI sank six free throws in the final minutes to put the Golden Eagles over the top to give them their first win this season over USU Eastern.

“The team played hard and put themselves in a great position to win. Unfortunately, we came up short,” said USU Eastern head coach Chelsey Warburton.

Sophomore forward Alyssa Crumley led the Eagles with 19 points while grabbing nine rebounds and three assists. Wagstaff finished the game with 17 points, four rebounds and two assists.

The Eagles finish the regular season with a 17-10 record and a 5-7 record in conference play.

They will take on the Colorado Northwest Spartans on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. in the opening round of the 2019 Region XVIII Tournament. Thursday’s game will be at home and can be seen live on the Scenic West Digital Network. Tickets for Thursday’s game and the rest of the conference tournament can be purchased online at

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