Victory in Rangley but Twin Falls nemesis continues
|Eastern Utah's Chandler Pearson gets caught between two CSI players as he tries to move the ball.|
The College of Eastern Utah got what just what they needed in the middle of January, a win in Colorado.
But then they went to Idaho and all they came back with was bad memories.
Needing a conference win, the CEU Golden Eagles traveled to Rangely to meet up with Colorado Northwestern on Jan. 14 and they came away with a 107-84 win.
With a good scoring performance from Michael McCrary who scored 27 off the bench, the squad found what it was looking for. Tyler Sorenson led the starters with 23.
The team had five players show double figures for the game. CEU hit a respectable 56 percent of its shots on the night.
The Golden Eagles let Colorado stay in the game the first half, but they still went into the locker room with a 48-42 lead. In the second half, they again held their opponents to 42, but they were able to add 59 of their own. The game was a sweet victory after three conference losses. At that point CEU was 3-3 in conference play.
On Jan. 16 Salt Lake Metros came to Price to play a non-league game. Against the Golden Eagles took the game with another 100 plus point performance beating the all-stars 102-73.
The squad was led by Tyler Kepkay who put 16 on the boards.
They then sharpen their skills against the Southern Utah All-Stars on Jan. 20 winning 122-98.
In that game the CEU offense exploded in the first half with 71 points against a paltry 43 by the southern players.
Again it was Mike McCrary off the bench who led the scoring with 21 points. Every one of the CEU starters scored in double figures in the game.
Three points shooting was rampant with the Southern All-Stars hitting 17 of 33 and the Eagles hitting 14 of 31.
However, last weekend the tide of winning turned against the Golden Eagles as they went to Twin Falls to face league leading Southern Idaho which is also ranked number 16 in the country in the National Junior College Poll.
CEU played two games against the Screaming Eagles, one on Friday and the other on Saturday. The first night they lost 84-71 and in the second game they again were defeated 81-65.
Conference play resumes this Friday and Saturday night at home with back to back games against Colorado Northwestern.
Once again the Golden Eagles have the chance to pick up two victories against the team that has the worst record in the conference. Northwestern Colorado's record in the league is a dismal 0-8 and overall they are 4-14.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the B-DAC following the CEU women's games.