This archived article was written by: Nate Davis
The season is over for the CEU lady Eagles. They played their last game against the Dixie State Rebels in the Regional competition hosted by No. 1 ranked North Idaho College. Dixie handed the Eagles a 31-point loss defeating them 96-65 in the opening day of the four-day competition. Krislyn Wallace who was named to the First Team All-SWAC finished the season ranked 10th in the region in scoring and 4th in rebounds.
Kaylynn Fager ended the season ranked 2nd in three-point shot average. Staci Little, led the region in blocked shots, and was named to All SWAC Honorable Mention, along with Jana Glover Sorenson. CEU was flogged by an impressive shooting performance put on by the Rebels. Dixie shot 56 percent from the field. The lady Eagles put up a dismal 32 percent. The Eagles were led by Krislyn Wallace in scoring and rebounds. Wallace put up a double double in the loss, scoring 10 points, and pulling in 10 boards. Stacy Little also racked in 12 rebounds. Kaylynn Fager was the top point getter for the Eagles contributing 13 points. Paur was not please with his team’s performance, saying ” Dixie played great and we played our worst game of the year.”
Paur reflected on the past season saying “I thought we played better at the beginning of the season, and faded at the end. Looking back I believe our system of full court pressure helps us, but towards the end o f the season teams were better prepared for what we do … Salt Lake and North Idaho were just better than us.”
Now that the season is finished coach Dave Paur looks to the future, and will begin preparation for next season. He can’t sign any players until April 8th, but said two players have verbally committed to playing for CEU next season. Haley Rogers, who is a 6-1 post player from Sringfield, Ore., and Brandi King, a 5-10 forward, who is part of the Canyon View High School 3A State Championship team.
Paur said King was named the MVP of the tournament. Paur hopes that the new recruits will bring quickness and a higher three point percentage. One of the main things that held the Eagles back this season was committing too many fouls, Paur said next year that a major point of emphasis will be to “play hard without fouling.