This archived article was written by: Nate Davis
Home court was kind to the College of Eastern Utah lady Eagles, who enjoyed a four-game home stand over the last two weeks, winning three of the four games. They faced off against the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans on the Feb. 3-4, then took on Dixie State last weekend.
CEU beat the conference cellar dwellers the first game 111-56 and the second game 96-59.
The Eagles nearly doubled up the doormat Spartan team on Friday night with big performances coming from sophomore Kaylynn Fager who had 12 points Friday night, and put up 13 points on Saturday.
Coach Dave Paur said, “against CNCC we sued a different game plan. For most of the year we have been a control team … but lately our opponents have been pressuring us more, to combat the pressure we put in a up-tempo offense after our CSI trip and I think it suits our players more. We are now scoring more points and it has resulted in three wins in the last four outings.”
After the big wins against CNCC, the Eagles prepared to defend their home court against the Rebels from Dixie State College. The Eagles handed the Rebels a nine-point loss in the first game, 102-93 and fell asleep the second night, losing to the Rebels 81-67.
Paur said that he “thought Brittany Blaisdel, Whitney Fardig, Elisha Harris, Fager, and Staci Little had a good weekend. Kaylynn [Fager] was six for seven and Staci was eight for 10 from the field on Friday. On Saturday, Jana Sorenson had 14 points and Harris added 18 points.”
The Eagles will travel to Ephraim to take on the Snow College Badgers for two games, this weekend. The next weekend CEU travels to North Idaho College to face the number-one team in the conference.
Paur said, “I believe we have a good chance to steal a win in Idaho … our goal is to finish the season with a winning record.”
The Eagles return to the BDAC to finish out the season with two home games against the always formidable Salt Lake Community College Bruins. Those games will be March 3-4 at 5:30 p.m..