Jonathan Mills hangs off the rim after hitting a deuce in an earlier game against CNCC. Fast break points were easy to come by again last weekend as well as the CEU Eagles destroyed Colorado to stay within striking distance of the SWAC title.
The season for the CEU men and the CEU women's basketball teams seem to be heading in opposite directions. Both are riding a five- game streak, but for the men it is a winning one while the losses are piling up on the distaff side.
The CEU men's team took on Western Wyoming in a non-conference game last week and came out on top 85-72. They then resumed conference action against Colorado Northwestern and romped, 103-62. The women played CNCC as well but lost in the final seconds,73-70.
On Tuesday Feb. 9, CEU played Western Wyoming just to keep themselves sharp. They held Wyoming to 38% shooting in the first half to cruise to a win. Michael Glover and Isiah Williams each put up 20 points. Jonathan Mills added 15 to the total while Vander Jorquim finished with 10.
CEU needed the win against Colorado to keep pace with Salt Lake for second place in the conference. Jorquim led the shooting clinic with 16 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Glover had another solid game with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Mills finished with 12 points.
For the women, it was a hard-fought battle all the way. The Eagles were sitting on an eight point lead with just over two minutes left to play. The Spartans tied it up, and then as the buzzer sounded, threw up a three from the corner that managed to find its way through the net for the win.
Savana Gines led the way with 16 points, while Bruna Deichmann dropped in 15. Kaylee Robison had 11 rebounds to go along with her nine points.
Both teams will play at home this weekend. On Friday night, Snow will roll into town with the women set to tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the men follow at 7 p.m. in the B-DAC.
On Saturday it will be the Bruins from SLCC with games at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. This may be the most important game of the season for the men as the winner may be sitting on top of the SWAC at the end.
SWAC Tournament action begins March 5 and 6 in Price.