Lexie Nelson burns old team

CHENEY, Wash. — Butte High graduate Lexie Nelson scored a game-high 14 points Thursday night to lead Eastern Washington to a 58-56 Big Sky Conference women’s basketball win over the University of Montana.

Nelson played for the Lady Griz as a freshman. She transferred after the season and redshirted last year at Eastern Washington.

The Eagles improved to 7-5 overall and 3-0 in conference play with their fifth straight win. Nelson led the team in scoring in seven of its 12 games. She averages a team-leading 15.3 points per game.

Katie Baker paced Montana with 13 points as the Lady Griz fell to 8-4 and 2-1.

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