CEU Women Lose Games and Players
|Halee Rasmussen takes a three in an earlier gave vs. Treasure Valley.|
Playing on the road is always tough, but throw in a few injuries and some good opponents, and it is almost impossible to post a win. That is what the Lady Eagles have been facing the last few weekends. Traveling south and then north the Eagles racked up four losses in two weekends. Snow College beat them 51-67 and then 67-76. Northern Idaho ended up on top 59-78 and 52-73 to round out the sweep.
The tone was set with the first play of the game against Snow on Jan. 12. Starting point guard Jenny Fiso broke her arm. She will be out for 3-6 weeks. Despite the loss, CEU hung in the game and was within striking distance late in the game, but poor shooting let the game slip away.
Much the same can be said for Saturday the 13th. Ahead at the end of the half, CEU again faded at the end of the game to let Snow take the second game as well.
Haley Rogers came off the bench in both games and put up 25 points between the two games. Elisha Harris added 20 in the pair of games.
The following weekend was NIC's turn to inflict some damage to the Eagles. Back up guard, Erin Richardson went down with an injury and CEU was threadbare at the point guard position. NIC came at CEU with a full court trap in both games and shut down the offense. Coach Paur was frustrated by the team's poor shooting.
Thirty two percent shooting is not enough to get the job done. They were down by six at the half. NIC picked it up in the second half of play and shot 46 percent and ran away with the game.
Elisha Harris was the hottest shot for the Eagles with 15 points on the night. She was 5-11 on field goal attempts. Halee Rasmussen and Haley Rogers stepped up to add nine apiece.
The Saturday night match-up had the Eagles shooting a paultry 34 percent. They only managed to hit for 19 points by the half. They did not go to the line once in the first half of play and then in the second hit only 4-6 free throws. Staci Little led the CEU defense with 14 rebounds and three blocked shots. Harris, Little and Kendra Dalebout each had 12 points on the night.
CEU will play at home on Friday and Saturday night. They will tangle with the College of Southern Idaho. Game time starts at 5 p.m. at the BDAC in Price.