Basketball team hosts EWC for preseason scrimmage

CSC forward Jeremy Ruffin (4), junior of Chicago, catches a pass from Darius Polley (21), senior of Amarillo, Texas, during Thurday’s scrimmage against Eastern Wyoming College in the Chicoine Center.

Chadron State’s men’s basketball team practiced their strategies for the upcoming season during a scrimmage against Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, in the Chicoine Center last Thursday.
Because the game was a scrimmage, the scores were reset at halftime. The Eagle’s won both the first and second half, scoring 52-39 and 48-37, respectively. However, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Houston Reed said that at this point, the score isn’t that important.
“We are just looking to get better,” Reed said. “We have a lot of new young players on the team this year.”
The new faces on the team played most of the game. Freshman Dru Kuxhausen, of Scottsbluff, among other teammates showed long-range shooting ability.
One of the team’s two seniors, Darius Polley, of Amarillo, Texas, will return as one of the team’s leaders and displayed his ability to play in the paint. Michael Johnson, sophomore of Nassau, Bahamas, showed his ability in the post as well. As both are returning players, minutes were limited.
This year’s team is made up of 12 new and seven returning players.
“Some of the things we worked on in practice that we hoped to see here tonight we didn’t see,” Reed said.
Reed said the team still needs to improve their urgency on the court.
The men’s season starts Friday Nov. 10th. The Eagles will play Texas A&M International in Laredo, Texas.

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