Lady Eagles pick up two more losses
The best of the SWAC rolled into town for the Lady Eagles on Friday and Saturday. Southern Idaho and Northern Idaho both handed the College of Eastern Utah a loss as the shooting woes continue. On Friday CSI downed the Eagles 86-65. Then on Saturday it was NIC's turn to finish off CEU 80-69.
A slow start and lack of rebounding did in the Lady Eagles on Friday night. CEU only managed 27 boards on the entire night compared to the 47 that NIC scooped in.
At half they were down 42-28.
They showed a little spark in the second half, but Northern Idaho has a very good team and the Eagles could make no headway.
Kaylie Robison was the top scorer for CEU with 27 points. Bruna Deichmann added 11.
On Saturday afternoon, CEU kept it a bit closer in the first half, but 30 percent shooting from the field let the deficit grow to 11 at the break. The Eagle defense struggled as they let their opponent pop for 50 percent of its shots.
After the break, the Lady Eagles tightened things up and made a game of it. They slowed down the Cardinal shooting while doing a better job hitting their own.
They pulled within five several times, but CSI never let up and would open the gap back to 10 in a hurry. CEU out rebounded their opponent in this match up 53 to 41 to keep themselves in striking distance. But in the end fell short once again.
With 29 points, Robison was top scorer again for the Eagles. She also pulled in 14 rebounds. Deichmann followed up with 14 points. Savana Gines dished out six assists.
The Lady Eagles are on the road for one game next Saturday in Rangley, Colo. against CNCC.
They are looking for an end to their losing streak and should get the win.