After two home wins to open 2019, the CSC Eagles’ women’s basketball team lost both road games in Utah this weekend. Friday, in Salt Lake City, the Eagles fell 82-46 to Westminster College, then Saturday, in St. George, Dixie State dealt the team an 87-52 loss.
The losses drop the Eagles to 3-12 this season and 2-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Saturday, the Eagles kept pace with the Westminster Griffins early, but a disastrous second quarter that saw the Griffins outscore Chadron 23-2 and put the Eagles down 46-20 at the half, a deficit too big for the team to overcome.
“It was pretty rough this weekend,” CSC Head Coach Janet Raymer said, “we shot down our defense, but we’re fully motivated to go again this weekend.”
Jessica Harvey, sophomore of Morrill, tallied 16 points to lead the Eagles against Westminster. The sophomore hit two 3-pointers, including one to briefly tie the game 18-18 in the final minute of the first quarter.
The Eagles wouldn’t score again until the four-minute mark of the second quarter when freshman Jori Peters, of Mitchell, sank a jumpshot to bring the score to 35-20 Westminster would go on to score 11 more points while Peters’ two points would be the only of the quarter for Chadron.
Saturday, the Dixie State Trailblazers improved to 8-5 overall and 4-5 in the RMAC with their home win against the Eagles.
Like the Griffins, the Trailblazers shot well against Chadron, hitting 50-percent of their opportunities in the first half to lead 51-30.
The Trailblazers’ London Pavlica, freshman of Las Vegas, Nevada, led all scorers with 20 points. Pavlica scored eight of 11 from the field, coming off the bench later in the game.
Three Trailblazers scored in double-digits alongside Pavlica; Madi Loftus, junior of South Jordan, Utah, scored 15; Lisa Vancampen, senior of Morgan, Utah, had 12 points; and junior Ali Franks, of Redding, California, earned a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Eagle sophomore Taryn Foxyn bounced back from a three point performance, Friday, to lead Chadron with 18 points against the Trailblazers.