Lady Eagles break 13-game losing streak
A win over the New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls broke a 13 game losing streak for the Chadron State women’s basketball team.
The Eagles traveled to Pueblo, Colorado, to take on the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves on Friday and lost 76-57. The Eagles then traveled to Las Vegas, New Mexico to compete against the Cowgirls and won 66-57. This moves the Eagles to a 4-17 overall record and a 2-13 conference record.
Senior Kalli Feddersen of Rawlins, Wyoming, led the team in scoring on Friday night with 16 points. Freshman Taryn Foxen of Aurora, Colorado, scored 13 points. The Eagles shot at 36.7 percent and were 58.3 percent from the free throw line.
“Our goal against a team like this is to put ourselves in a position to compete and have a fighting chance for a win,” said Head Coach Janet Raymer.
Savannah Weidauer, junior of Pleasant Grove, Utah, led the team in rebounds grabbing 9 for the night, three offensive and six defensive. Feddersen grabbed five rebounds, all on defense.
The Eagles had 18 turnovers on Friday night, which has been a trouble spot for them throughout the entire season. The ThunderWolves scored 18 points off of Eagle turnovers.
After a long night of travel, the Eagles geared up to take on the Cowgirls. A tough match-up led to a final score in favor of the Eagles. The Eagles outscored the Cowgirls in the second and third quarters, but were outscored in the first and fourth quarter.
Freshman Jessica Harvey of Morrill, led the team with 15 points on Saturday. Leticia Rodriguez, senior of Chaparral, New Mexico, followed close behind with 14 points. The Eagles shot at a 35.8 percent for the night. They were 78.6 percent from the free throw line, a team best for the weekend.
Harvey led the team in rebounds as well, grabbing eight, all on defense. Senior Kendra Baucom of Colorado Springs, Colorado, grabbed seven rebounds, three on offense and four on defense. The Eagles had nine total offensive rebounds and 31 defensive rebounds.
The Eagles turned the ball over 10 times Saturday night and the ThunderWolves only scored five points off of turnovers. This showed great improvement for the Eagles from Friday night.
The Eagles are on the road again this weekend. They will travel to Lakewood, Colorado, to take on Colorado Christian University Friday night. The Eagles will then travel to Golden, Colorado, to take on the Colorado School of Mines Saturday. The next home game for the Eagles is Feb. 9, when they take on Metropolitan State University of Denver.