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Lady Eagles looking to take flight with unique style of play

USU Eastern Head Coach Dave Paur, right, and Assistant Coach Dan Allen are hoping that an offseason of work will have the Lady Eagles ready to fully utilize their new fast-paced style of play.

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Offseason will allow coaches and players to learn nuances of fast-paced system of play

For the USU Eastern womens basketball team, not everything is what it seems.

Looking at their overall record of 13-17 and seeing them play on the court may be two different things all together.

USU Eastern Head Coach Dave Paur said he felt that the new system of play focusing on quick shots, mainly from beyond the arc, and substituting in waves of new players helped the team develop a niche in a difficult Scenic West Athletic Conference.

"We put in a strange and unique system for the girls to play," said Paur. "The fans were entertained and I thought it was a good year for the team."

The Lady Eagles' season came to a close with a 82-77 loss to Snow College in the SWAC Tournament on Feb. 27.

Paur is hoping that new recruits that fit the fast-paced style of play and a year of learning will allow the team to use the system to its full potential.

"We've got an excellent group of freshmen coming in and we have seven players returning for next season with plenty of experience," he said.

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