Nelson scores 19 in tune up for Griz

CHENEY, Wash. — Butte High graduate Lexie Nelson scored 19 points Saturday, leading Eastern Washington’s women’s basketball team to a 58-47 non-conference win over Warner Pacific at Reese Court.

The win, the fourth straight for the Eagles, was the team’s final tune up before Thursday’s home game against the University of Montana. The Eagles play host to Montana State on Saturday,

Nelson played for the University of Montana during the 2010-11 season. She transferred to Eastern Washington after the season and redshirted last year.

Nelson averages a team-leading 15.4 points per game, and the best scorer in Bulldog history led her team in scoring in six of its 11 games.