Eagles return empty handed in their final away games
The men’s basketball team traveled to Colorado over the weekend for what would be their final away games of the season. Unfortunately, the Eagles came away empty handed, extending their losing streak to 15 games.
On Friday night, the Eagles played against the Colorado Christian University Cougars, Lakewood, Colorado, and lost the game 91-70.
Despite the loss on Friday night, the men’s basketball team was able to get their big-guy back to full participation. Michael Johnson, sophomore of Nassau, Bahamas played for 20 minutes and put up 14 points, going 7-8 from the field.
Matt Reader, senior of Appleton, Wisconsin, led both teams with six rebounds and blocked four shots on the night. However, it was the Cougars 51-point surge in the second half that was too much for the Eagles to overcome.
On Saturday, the Eagles traveled to Golden, Colorado as the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers defeated the Eagles by a score of 83-56. The Eagles were unable to develop a rhythm on offense throughout the night.
“I’m proud of how our guys competed,” Head Coach Houston Reed said, “We were unable to overcome their size and experience in the guard positions.”
Currently sitting at the bottom of the RMAC with a 1-16 conference record (3-20 overall), the Eagles will finish their season with five home games.
“We look forward to the opportunity to compete and find a way to finish our season on a positive note,” Reed said.
The Eagles will host Metropolitan State University of Denver on Friday, and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chicoine Center.