Amber McEwen's 17 points and eight rebounds led the University of Utah women's basketball team to its fourth straight win, a 67-38 rout of Eastern Washington. Freshman Julie Krommenhoek added 15 points and five steals, and Andrea "A.D." Herold chipped in seven points, eight rebounds and six steals in a game that developed into a blowout, after an even start.

The teams were tied at 12-12 seven minutes into the contest when Herold hit a 3-pointer. The Utes scored 11 unanswered points, going up 23-12, and the Eagles never again threatened.Utah, shooting 50 percent from the field going into the game, made just 38 percent of its shots against EWU, but the Eagles were an even colder 30 percent.

"We cut down our turnovers and forced a lot of steals , especially in the post, which helped overcome our poor shooting," said Ute coach Elaine Elliott, who saw her team improve to 5-1.

"It's a hard situation, coming off finals. You tend to crash after the stress of exams. This is a difficult game to play."

The Utes host Kansas State, Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Huntsman Center.