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CEU Lady Eagles lose two in early conference play

Savana Gines sets the offense in an earlier game this season.

Sun Advocate reporter

Close but no cigar was the outcome in two conference games over the weekend for the CEU Lady Eagles.

On Friday Jan. 16 they fell just short against Salt Lake Community College going down 60-57 to the Lady Bruins.

Then in Ephraim on Saturday they dropped another close game to Snow with the final score, Snow 79, CEU 73.

Welcome to Salt Lake City. On Friday night, CEU was poised to steal one away when with 40 seconds left, a phantom foul call in the back court gave SLCC the opportunity to convert much needed free throws.

A last second shot attempt by CEU missed with an obvious no call foul on the attempt.

The Eagles grabbed 25 offensive rebounds, but fell behind in free throw attempts 14 to 25. Former Emery High star Rachel Rasmussen led the Golden Eagles with 11 points. Libby Alon put together another strong performance with 10 points. Kaylie Robison was also in double digits with 10 points and snapped up nine rebounds.

Despite the loss Coach Paur was still optimistic about Saturday's game and how the team could rebound back and gain a much needed road and first conference win. He felt his team played well but missed out on the opportunity to come out on top.

On Saturday Jan. 17 the Lady Golden Eagles trailed by eight early in the game with foul trouble and turnovers. With nine minutes left in the first half, the game began to change in favor of CEU. There was a lot of fast play as both teams committed many turnovers. Halftime score tied at 39.

A slow start of the second half got the Eagles in trouble down by nine points.

At the 9:46 mark it was Snow 60 CEU 51. Just as in the first half CEU made a move and cut the lead to a point.

In the end, CEU had a chance to win, but Snow came out on top. Snow improves to 3 - 0, CEU drops to 0 - 4 in conference play.

CEU will take on CNCC over in Rangely this weekend on Saturday.

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