This archived article was written by: Nate Davis
Someone better call 911 because the CEU women’s basketball team is on fire. The lady Eagles are currently 7-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of Central Arizona, who is ranked number one in the nation and were last season’s National Champions.
Coach Dave Paur was not disappointed with the way CEU played the defending champions, even though they lost. CA has defeated North Idaho by 40 points, Dixie by 35 points, College of Southern Idaho by 30 points, and Salt Lake Community College by 27 points. CA defeated the Eagles by a score of 58-42. The Eagles were outscored by a large margin in the first half, but fought back in the second half but could not quite catch the Vaqueros from Central Arizona. The Eagles played well defensively against Arizona, with 19-total team steals and 27 rebounds.
CEU defeated Yavapai College 54-3, Southern Utah All-Stars 55-43, Pima College 77-56, Dixie All-Stars 90-66.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, CEU participated in the College of Southern Idaho tournament, where they defeated the Idaho All-Stars 62-52, Arizona Western 66-55, and Carl Albert State College to win the tournament.
When Paur was asked who he felt had been the top player of the season so far, he said “So far this year it has been a team effort, it seems every game a different player has stepped up to help us.” No one player has stood out offensively for the Eagles, with many players putting up good numbers offensively. Defensively however Staci Little, a freshman from Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, had nine blocks in the game against Yavapai and six blocks against Pima Community College.
The Eagles open conference play today at Dixie State where they will take on the Rebels, and then next Thursday, Dec. 8, the Eagles return to the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center to take on the Snow College Badgers for their home opener at 5:30.
Paur has high hopes for the battle against Snow, “if we play the way we did this past weekend we should be at Snow.”