This archived article was written by: Josh Luke
The CEU women’s basketball team went 0-4 over the last two weeks. They lost two games to North Idaho and two games to Southern Idaho. Coach Dave Paur said that the last four games have been a nightmare.
The ladies started off against North Idaho on January 21, at the B-DAC. The team didn’t play very well and were blown-out by the score of 95-60. Although the team was beaten there were a couple of players that did well. Krislyn Wallace had 16 points and nine rebounds, Veva Whitear had a very good game with 20 points and six steals and Jana Glover had a good game with 10 points and eight rebounds.
After getting beat up by North Idaho in the first game the team went out to win the next night. The team again played very hard but lost the game 112-78. “The team didn’t play very well,” said Coach Dave Paur. Janeen Nelson had 25 points in the game along with Glover with thirteen points and Wallace with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The team got a much-needed break after the beating they received and were at it again on the 28. The team was again at home and hoped to get a much-needed win against a tough College of Southern Idaho team. The team again played hard but lost badly by the score of 89-62. The team only shot 30.4 percent from the field and didn’t play well on defense either. Nelson lead the team with 14 points, Glover also had another good game with 10 points. Whitney fardig got to take a trip to the hospital on the night after being injured during the game.
After being beaten by 27 points the night before the team didn’t look any better focused on the 29. The team shot only two free throws in the entire game, shooting just 16.7 percent from the field in the first half and only 23.7 percent in the second half. Coach Paur said, “There is no way that you can win a ball-game when you shoot 20 percent from the field.” The team lost this game by an embarrassing 40 points, 71-31.
Coach Paur said that he hasn’t seen a team from CEU play this badly in probably 10 years. He also said, “The team is playing with no confidence and that they need to try to get to the basket more often because the perimeter shots are not falling. He added that the team has been playing hard but just cant seem to score any points.
“The team has suffered numerous injuries this year to some of their more experienced players. They also have a lot of freshmen playing for them but that is not a good reason to play like they have been playing,” said Coach Paur.
It seems that the only place the team can go from here is up. The team plays Colorado Northwestern on February 4 and then again on the 5 in Rangely, Colo. Their next home game is on February 8 against Air Force Prep, at 5:30 at the BDAC. Then they go on the road again February 11 and 12 against Dixie State College in St. George, Utah.