This archived article was written by: Scott Frederick
The Lady Eagles start conference play this weekend with a 5-4 preseason record and stellar statistics by the entire team. During their past two weeks, the team added four victories to the win column.
On Nov. 17 and 18, the women’s basketball team took on Glendale Community College in Glendale, Ari., and came home with two wins. The first game was a 97-58 romp in which every member of the team scored, and every member of the team had at least one rebound.
CEU’s outside shooting was on fire with six ladies scoring three pointers, with Erin Richardson, Halee Rasmussen and Elisha Harris scoring two each.
Richardson led the team in scoring with 16 points followed by Rasmussen and Harris with 12 Haley Rogers with 11 and Mallory Holm with 10.
The entire team was 80 percent from the foul line with four players perfect from the line. Kendra Dalebout was six for six, Holm four for four, Harris two for two and Rogers one for one.
Rounding out an impressive offensive performance were Stacie Little with two points, Maquette Potts and Ashley Taylor with three each, Bresha Smith and Jenny Fiso with six each, Brandi King eight and Dalebout nine.
Game two again found the Lady Eagles in the win column 65-59. It wasn’t quite the offensive show as on the previous night, but a good win for the Eagles. Again the offensive effort was balanced with most of the team scoring. Harris and Holm both scored into double digits with 15 and 11 points respectively.
Points also came from Fiso with nine, Richardson eight, Rogers seven, Little six, King four, Rasmussen three and Dalebout two.
The team shot 77 percent from the line with Harris going six for six and Richardson two for two.
On Nov. 27, the Lady Eagles faced the Treasure Valley Community College Chukars in the BDAC. The Lady Eagles jumped ahead early and never gave the Lady Chukars even a glimmer of hope of winning this one. In every statistical category, the Lady Eagles nearly doubled their opponent’s numbers.
Starting with field goals CEU had 28, TVCC 15; three pointers CEU 5, TVCC 1; rebounds CEU 37, TVCC 22; blocked shots CEU 10, TVCC 1; and most importantly, final score CEU 76, TVCC 42.
Individually three Eagles scored in double digits with Rogers and Harris each getting 12 and Fiso scoring 10.
Six of the ladies were perfect from the free-throw line. Fiso, Holm, Smith, Richardson and Rogers were each two for two, and King one for one.
In her eight minutes of playing time, Little had eight shot blocks.
On Dec. 2, the Southern Utah University All Stars came to the BDAC and found themselves the victims of a hot CEU team that had won three straight. This would be the fourth win in a row for the Lady Eagles as they downed the SUU All Stars 81-55.
Like the previous game this contest was never close, allowing Coach Dave Paur to give significant playing time to every member of his team. And each and every player contributed points, with every player having at least one rebound and Little grabbing 16 rebounds.
Again free throw shooting was stellar. Six players were perfect from the line. Harris was four for four; Rogers three for three; and Potts, Richardson, Rasmussen and Taylor two for two. The two players that missed free throws didn’t miss many. King went three out of four and Smith went seven out of ten. The team shot 86 percent from the line. By comparison the All Stars shot 47 percent.
Coach Paur hadn’t made his final decision as to his starting five for the season opener, but indicated the game plan was to push the ball on offense keep the game up tempo and rotate fresh players in often.
The first home conference games are Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 with the Eagles taking on Colorado NW Community College in the BDAC at 5:30 p.m. each night.