Nelson, Eagles fall in second round of WNIT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The collegiate career of Butte High graduate Lexie Nelson came to an end Monday night when Eastern Washington fell 84-49 to home-standing Sacramento State in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Stats

The Eagles close the season at 21-12, while Sacramento State (18-15) lives to play another day. Takara Burse scored 17 points to lead four Sac State players in double figures in the win.

Nelson’s 12 points paced the Eagles, who also saw four players reach double figures. Delaney Hodgins tossed in 11, while Melissa Williams and Hayley Hodgins each scored 10.

Nelson, who scored more points than any other girl or boy in Mining City high school history, finished second on the team with 14.0 points per game this season.

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