Women finish home season, split 2 games

The Chadron State Eagles women’s basketball team split the final two home games this weekend, in RMAC matchups against Colorado Christian University and Colorado School of Mines.

Kate Simonton (5), senior guard of Bakersfield, California, dribbles past a Colorado Christian University player Friday during the game. —Photo by Teri Robinson

Kate Simonton (5), senior guard of Bakersfield, California, dribbles past a Colorado Christian University player Friday during the game. —Photo by Teri Robinson

Friday, the Eagles took on CCU and fell short in a 54-42 loss. The Eagles struggled against the zone,

shooting poorly from the field going 0 of 10 from beyond the arc along with 21 turnovers for the game.

This was CSC lowest point total this season shooting only 22 percent from the field.

Freshman center, Maka Daysh, of Tauranga, New Zealand, dropped 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, recording first double-double of her career. She also shot a perfect 12 of 12 from the line.

Junior guard, Stephanie Knowles, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, also filled up the stat sheet, recording nine points, six rebounds, and five steals.

Saturday, the Eagles took on Mines for their senior night in their final home game this season, winning 69-63 in a nail bitter. With that win, the Eagles won five of their last seven games in RMAC play.

Emma Block (30), junior point guard of Copenhagen, Denmark, passes the ball Friday during the game against Colorado Christian University at the Chicoine Events Center. —Photo by Teri Robinson

Emma Block (30), junior point guard of Copenhagen, Denmark, passes the ball Friday during the game against Colorado Christian University at the Chicoine Events Center. —Photo by Teri Robinson

In the opening half, the Eagles never led against Mines, going into halftime down, 30-26.  Early in the second half, the Eagles came out of the gates swinging, grabbing their first lead 33-32. From there the game went back and forth with six ties and 12 lead changes until the final two minutes, when the Eagles seemed to tighten up defensively.

Knowles led the Eagles with 19 points. Senior guard, Kate Simonton, of Bakersfield, California, chipped in with 14 points.

Allegria Chisom, junior forward of Wichita, Kansas, added 13 points, two blocks, and two steals.

The Eagles will hit the road this week taking on University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Friday, and Colorado State University Pueblo, Saturday.

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