EAGLE WOMEN IN DENVER TOURNAMENT
CHADRON – The Chadron State College women’s basketball team will be exposed to quality competition this weekend during the Holiday Inn Select Classic hosted by Metro State in Denver.
The Eagles are 0-1 this season after losing their opener to Montana State University-Billings, 79-64 Sunday afternoon in Chadron.
On Friday at 5 p.m., they’ll play fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference member Colorado Christian in a non-conference game before meeting Lubbock Christian Saturday at 5 p.m.
The games were originally scheduled to be on Double Q Country, but those broadcasts fell victim to scheduling needs for the Chadron State-West Texas A&M football playoff game on Saturday.
Friday’s game will be the season opener for the Cougars, who finished the 2011-12 campaign with an 18-16 record. CCU, led by All-American guard Christina Whitelaw, was picked by the RMAC coaches in their Preseason Poll to finish third.
Saturday’s opponent is NAIA power Lubbock Christian. The Lady Chaparrals went 28-6 last season and are currently 6-0 and ranked #1, shooting over 50% from the field with an average margin of victory of more than 20 points.
Four of their five starters are averaging in double figures while the first player off the bench is second on the squad in scoring at 13.2 points a game.
Despite the loss Sunday to MSU-Billings, the Eagles had some bright spots in the game. Three players scored in double figures, led by Kattie Ranta‘s career-high 22 points, and CSC shot over 47% from the field.