The Chadron State women came up short 52-72 against Nebraska Kearney, Saturday, and 59-89 against Fort Hays State, Sunday, in Kearney at the UNK Crossover Classic.
As they were in Saturday’s game, turnovers played a big role in Fort Hays’ win, Sunday. The Tigers netted 33 points from Eagles turnovers, including 14 from the third period alone. Against the Lopers Saturday, they surrendered 29 points on turnovers.
Adding to CSC’s woes Sunday, the Tigers were sent to the free-throw line on 38 occasions and sank nearly 82 percent, accounting for 31 points in the contest.
In contrast, the Eagles had just nine attempts from the line and hit seven.
Three Eagles hit double-digits in the game, led by Taryn Foxen, sophomore of Aurora, Colorado, with 12. Teammates Savannah Weidauer, senior of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Angelique Gall, freshman of Fruita, Colorado, each had 10 points.
Both teams had similar offensive numbers, each shooting near the 40-percent mark on 55 field goals. In a sign of things to come Sunday, the Eagles were outscored 25-10 from the free throw line, giving the Lopers 37 opportunities to do so.
Foxen once again led the Eagles, scoring 14. Weidauer scored 11.
The CSC women face MSU Denver at home, Saturday.