Women’s basketball team drop to 1-6 overall

Looking to capitalize off of last weekend’s win, which was the first of the season for the Eagles, the women’s basketball team set its sights on Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, hoping to pick up two more much needed wins.

In the first game against the Yellow Jackets, the Eagles led early in the first quarter and hoped to push the lead even further during the game, but the Yellow Jackets bounced back in the second quarter scoring in a myriad of ways to give them a nine-point lead going into halftime. The Yellow Jackets who came into the game 4-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play never looked back after halftime and kept a steady lead on the Eagles throughout the rest of the game which helped them cruise for the rest of the game. CSC lost 63-46.

Maka Daysh, sophomore of Tauranga, New Zealand, and Erin Graham, junior of DeLand, Florida, led the Eagles, scoring nine points apiece in the game. Both players managed to shoot four of five from the field. Kayla Mathews, sophomore of Adelaide, Australia, also chipped in eight points. The trio managed to score 23 out of the Eagles total 46 points. Mathews also provided another spark for the Eagles, leading them in assists with a total of five. Three other Eagle players chipped in two assists apiece.

Defensively, the Eagles were led in rebounding by Allegria Chisom, senior of Wichita, Kansas. Chisom pulled down a total of seven rebounds in her 31 minutes of playing time. Two other Eagles, Jasmine Hill, junior of Edgewater, Florida, and Keeley Pearce, freshman of Adelaide, Australia, managed to collect four rebounds apiece. Pearce also managed to lead the Eagles in blocks with two.

In the second game of the weekend, the Eagles faced off against the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers, who came into the game with a 3-3 overall record and a 0-2 record in conference play. The Eagles limited their turnovers but they still shot poorly and went on to lose, 71-64.

Offensively, Chisom led the Eagles, with a total of 14 points on five of 17 shooting from the field and three of four shooting from the free-throw line. Two other Eagles tied for second place in scoring that evening, Mathews and Daysh both contributed 12 points apiece. The trio combined for 38 points, Chisom also dished out four assists in the loss.

Defensively, the Eagles saw Erin Graham collect a total of five steals which led both teams for that evening. She also managed to pull down five rebounds in the game which tied for second leading rebounder of the night with Mathews and Hill. The Eagles were led in rebounding by Daysh who showed her dominance by pulling down 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. The Hardrockers bench proved to be too much for the Eagles, outscoring the Eagles bench by 16 points.

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