Nelson’s 17 leads Eastern past Sac State

CHENEY, Wash. — Butte High graduate Lexie Nelson scored 17 points Thursday night to lead Eastern Washington to a key 63-49 Big Sky Conference victory over Sacramento State.

Nelson, who averages a team-leading 14.1 points per game, sank three 3-pointers and dished out three assists as the Eagles improved to 13-9 overall and 9-4 in conference play. Eastern Washington sits in third place behind Montana and Northern Colorado in the Big Sky Conference’s women’s basketball standings.

The Eagles play host to Northern Arizona Saturday night.

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