CEU basketball teams start season off running
The CEU men's and women's basketball season is under way. The men traded wins with Western Nebraska this week.
On Nov. 3 the team headed east and beat Western Nebraska 77-61. On Saturday, Nov. 7 the Eagles again scored 77 points, but this time Nebraska bested them with 86 of their own. The Lady Eagles traveled to Cedar City to play in the Southern Utah Tournament and lost 78-67 to Pima College and then dropped their second game 67-63 to Arizona Western.
For the CEU women it was Bruna Deichmann leading the team's scoring effort in the loss to Pima with 19 points. Monique Bruggerman added 12. She hit three of four from the three point line. Kaylie Robinson scored 12 on the night and was eight of 12 from the free throw line.
The following day Robinson had the hot hand with 26 points, two blocks and five steals. CEU had a one point lead in the game against Arizona Western at the half and stayed close most of the game. But fell just a few points short of getting their first win of the early season.
They head down to Arizona this weekend to play in the Desert Classic Tournament.
For the men, they have a victory under their belt after their first game. They were dominant against Western Nebraska in the first meeting of the two.
Good, deep shooting helped the Eagles to an early 41-36 lead that they never relinquished. Michael Glover lead the charge with 17 points, Isiah Williams hit four out of five treys.
In front of the home crowd on Saturday, the Eagles never seemed to find a rhythm. Foul calls were a frequent disruption to the team every time they started to make a move.
They trailed early and struggled to score. Chris Mast and Jonathan Mills fouled out of the game. Glover put up 22 points while Williams added 17 and Nick Thompson contributed 11.
The team has a pair of home games this week. On Thursday (tonight) they take on the Salt Lake Metro All-Stars. On Saturday, North Western Wyoming rolls into town. Tip-off on both nights is at 7:30 p.m. at the B-DAC.