This archived article was written by: Nate Davis
The Lady Eagles dropped both of their games this weekend, bringing their overall record to 9-8 and 0-2 in Scenic Western Athletic Conference play. On Friday the Lady Eagles went up against the number-one ranked North Idaho College Cardinals, and Saturday saw them fall to the College of Southern Idaho Eagles.
The Eagles came into the Friday night game with the Cardinals after winning a 65-49 blowout of Kishwaukee College. The Eagles were looking to chalk up another win to their record, but NIC had other plans. NIC dominated the game from the tip off, jumping out to an early lead. By halftime the Eagles were facing a 19-point deficit. CEU mounted a second half comeback, but were unable to overcome the Cardinal’s impressive offensive machine.
Livnat Alon, the freshman standout hailing from Haemek, Israel, was the brightest spot for the Eagles. She contributed 10 of the Eagles’ overall 79 points, and Veronica Siqueiros led the Eagles with 11 points. Despite the performance of Alon and Siqueiros, the Eagles fell to NIC 79-64. Kaylie Robinson lead the Eagles in rebounding with a total of nine boards.
On Saturday, the Eagles were pitted against the CSI Eagles. CEU was blown out 95-56 by the 11-3 CSI Eagles. When asked how the Eagles played, Coach David Paur said the losses were due to “poor shooting, and poor rebounding.” Paur was embarrassed by the Lady Eagles’ play this weekend saying, “I believe we have a good team, but the break really hurt us. We now have to redeem ourselves, and show our community how good we are.”
The Eagles were once again lead by Alon in scoring with 13 points. Robinson turned in a repeat performance for the Eagles, once again leading the team with nine rebounds. She also lead the Lady Eagles with five blocks and one steal, turning in an overall impressive defensive performance for the Eagles.
The Eagles were 7-3 at the end of fall semester and were in good position for the year, but since the semester break, they dropped to 9-8. They are ranked fifth in the SWAC. The Eagles are looking to the future and hope to put this run of bad play behind them. They return to action this Friday when they head north to take on Salt Lake Community College.
The SLCC Bruins are the fourth-ranked team in the SWAC and the Eagles are ranked fifth. With a win this Friday, CEU and SLCC will be tied for fourth in the conference.
The Eagles will continue their road trip on Saturday as they head down to Ephraim to take on instate rivals Snow College, and will finish up their road trip on Saturday the Jan. 24 as they head to Rangely, Colo., to take on Colorado Northwestern Community College who has not won a conference game this year.
The Eagles return to their home court on Jan. 31 and play host to CNCC. CEU should pick up some wins on their road trip as three of their five games are against bottom-dwelling CNCC.