Eagles lose three-in-a-row at home against Colorado

On Friday evening, the Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners came to the Chicoine Center to take on the women’s basketball team. In what was a rather gritty performance by the Eagles, the Roadrunners walked out of the Chicoine Center with the victory as the Eagles were defeated by a score of 91-78.
The women’s basketball team got off to a slow start in the first quarter of action but found their stride in the second quarter. Taryn Foxen, freshmen of Aurora, Colorado, began her scoring streak as she ended the night with 20 points in 39 minutes of play. The Eagles entered halftime trailing 35-39, but it was the Roadrunners that came out firing in the second half.
In the third quarter, MSU put up 33 points. The offensive onslaught allowed the Roadrunners to prevail against an Eagle team that was starting to gain momentum.
On Saturday evening, the women’s basketball team faced off against another RMAC opponent from Colorado as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions came to the Chicoine Center. In a very similar matchup, the Eagles got off to a slow start on offense but hit their stride late in the second quarter. Entering the second half trailing by a score of 27-32, the Eagles offense lost momentum as they were only able to put up 26 points in the second half. Despite the lack of offense, Foxen had herself another excellent evening, putting up 21 points in 36 minutes of action.
Following the weekend action, the Eagles hosted Regis, who is currently third in the RMAC with a record of 13-6 in conference play.
The game started exactly how the Eagles would have hoped. Shooting 41 percent from the field, the Eagles hopped on top early and went into the second half with the lead 34-30.
However, the Rangers quickly turned things around and scored 26 points in the third quarter. With just 6:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Eagles trailed 55-66, but Kalli Feddersen, senior of Rawlins Wyoming and her 25-point evening helped the Eagles tie the game with a last second free-throw.
Heading into overtime with a score of 73-73, the Rangers hit their stride and defeated the Eagles 85-76. The Eagles now possess a 3-17 conference record (5-21 overall).
The Eagles will conclude their season at home against Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines on Feb. 23 and 24.

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