CEU teams taken down by Cardinals: Lady Eagles lose to highly ranked NIC
The long road trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho didn't result in the outcome College of Eastern Utah women's basketball coach Dave Paur wanted. Instead of at least a split, the Lady Eagles walked away with a pair of losses.
On Friday there was no luck for CEU as they went down to defeat to North Idaho College 89-66.
The on Vatentines Day they felt no love as they again lost 77-66 to the Lady Cardinals.
During the Friday night game the Lady Eagles played extremely well . They went up early in the game 24-14. But then the momentum started to change. Paur was not happy with the official's calls and got hit with a technical foul. After that CEU struggled to score just nine more points and at halftime they are down by that same amount.
The second half of the game got out of reach quickly for the Lady Eagles. In the end the home team won their 19th game of the season without head coach Chris Carlson. Carlson was serving a one-game suspension for comments made about the officiating in last week's doubleheader at Salt Lake Community College.
CEU's Libby Alon had her best game of the year with a game-high 19 points. Kaylie Robinson racked up 17. CEU pulled in 34 rebounds with Adrianna Cordova and Robinson leading with six each.
Saturday CEU played the best ball they have played in a long time, but still ended up losing to North Idaho by 11. The game stayed close the entire way. With only two and a half minutes CEU was only down by five.
The Lady Eagles missed a three point attempt but then they stopped the Cardinals from scoring on the next trip down the court. However another missed shot from the field kept CEU from catching up. In the end NIC nailed their free throws and expanded their lead out of the reach of the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles had been badly out rebounded on the night before, but Saturday they out crashed the strong Cardinal team. CEU pulled in 47 boards.
Coach Paur was again impressed with the play of Libby Alon who unfortunately fouled out with seven minutes left in the game. Amber Strong led the team with 13 points and Robison added 12.
CEU takes on Snow College this weekend at home. Friday night they tip off at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday afternoon, game time is at 3 p.m.