This archived article was written by: Scott Frederick
After 31 days off and after a 19 hour bus trip to Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho through blizzard conditions which usually takes 14-16 hours, the CEU Lady Eagles had to face the Northern Idaho Cardinals on their home floor last weekend. NIC ended up with the win 66-50.
“Our defense did not execute very well and we could have lost by 50 points but they had 36 turnovers which helped us,” said Coach Dave Paur.
Kendra Dalebout got into double digits with 14 points including going four out of five from three-point land. Brandi King wasn’t far behind getting 13 points including two threes.
“We were down two points at halftime, but then we got tired” said Paur. “We shot 26 percent overall and only 19 percent in the second half, that was it … game over.”
Two nights later in Twin Falls, Idaho CEU met sixth ranked and 16-1, College of Southern Idaho and lost 69-92.
“Basketball is about shooting, when you shoot well you generally win … the bottom line for us is we did not shoot well” Paur said.
Leading the Eagles in scoring and getting her career high was Erin Richardson with 19. Richardson drained five out of seven threes and grabbed three rebounds and three steals.
King also had a good game with 14 points, nine of them coming from three-point shooting. She also was a force defensively getting four rebounds and four steals.
Veronica Siqueiros made her presence known getting 12 points, three rebounds and a couple steals.
Dalebout continues to impress from the free-throw line and is sixth in the nation in free-throw shooting percentage.
Tomorrow night Jan 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the BDAC, the Eagles at 9-8 overall and 0-2 in conference meet the 12-4 and 1-0 in conference Bruins of Salt Lake Community College.
The next day, Saturday, Jan. 19 the Eagles take on 4-7 overall and 0-1 conference Snow in the BDAC at 1 p.m. Snow, like CEU, is looking for its first conference win.