Women’s basketball drops two conference games at home
The Chadron State College women’s basketball team couldn’t follow up their previous win with another one, losing both home games this weekend. On Friday, the Eagles lost to the Colorado Christian University Mountain Lions, 73-58, while falling to the Metro State Roadrunners, 70-50 on Saturday.
Friday night, the Eagles shot 28.3 percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers against the Mountain Lions. The Eagles never led once in the game and their largest deficit of the night was 31 points.
Kalli Feddersen, junior of Rawlins, Wyoming, once again led the team in scoring, with a game high 18 points. The only other double digit scorer for the Eagle’s was Leticia Rodriguez, junior of Chaparral, New Mexico, with 13. Rodriguez also managed to pull down a game high eight rebounds as well.
Only three players managed to score in double digits for the Mountain Lions, but 12 players scored overall. Jen Vigil, senior of Parker, Colorado and Anna Schwecke, redshirt freshman of Evergeen, Colorado, each scored 12 for the Mountain Lions while Kristen Vigil, freshman of Parker, Colorado, scored 11.
Due to a strong fourth quarter, the Roadrunners pulled away from the Eagles for the victory on Saturday night. With only a five point lead entering the fourth quarter, the Eagles were outscored by the Roadrunners 22-7 to end up losing by 20.
After holding a three point lead in the first quarter and being down by nine at halftime, the Eagles used a four point advantage in the third quarter to lower the Roadrunner’s lead. The scoring advantage in the third quarter was the first third quarter the Eagles have outscored their opponent all season.
Feddersen once again led the team in scoring with 16, while Kylah Collins, redshirt freshman of Waukega, Illinois, was the only other player in double digits for the Eagle’s with 10.
J’Nae Squires-Horton, junior of Colorado Springs, Colorado, hit five threes for the Roadrunners on her way to a game high 27 points. Georgia Ohrdorf, junior of Wollongon, Australia, was one rebound shy of a double double with 18 points and nine rebounds.
“It’s always a battle when we play Black Hills and South Dakota School of Mines,” Havannah Newens, senior of Mitchell said. “It would be a huge momentum builder if we could steal a few wins on the road this weekend heading into break.”
The Eagle’s hit the road again this weekend as they travel to Rapid City, South Dakota Friday night to face the 3-6 Hardrockers of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, while going to Spearfish, South Dakota Saturday night for a battle against the 1-7 Yellow Jacket’s of Black Hills State.