Coach Tim Connealy joined KQSK Sports Director Dave Collins on Tuesday night for our weekly CSC Coaches Show. If you missed the episode have a listen below to the podcast replay for thoughts from Connealy on how the Eagles have opened the season and on the team’s upcoming trip to MSU-Billings over Thanksgiving.
Chadron State College softball added seven names to its roster for the 2017 season last week. Coach Robert Stack announced those signees for the early signing period today.
Francine Boston, an infielder from South Jordan, Utah, came onto the coaches’ radar during her club competition earlier in the fall. She ended the 2015 high school season with a batting average of .587, earning her the team’s batting crown and their “Most Improved Player” award. A consistent hitter the team could count on, Boston had three home runs last year, one being in the state tournament which rallied her team for a win. She was selected All-Region First Team following her junior season. Francine will study biology while at Chadron State.
“She is extremely athletic and her skills will help in giving our infield some excellent depth,” said Stack. “She swings the bat well, and has been very successful at the club and high school levels.”
Katelyn Eldredge is a utility player from Arvada, Colorado, who can play second base as well as the outfield. Her Ralston Valley High School squad recently finished undefeated in the highly competitive Jefferson County League in Metro Denver, earning a league championship. Eldredge led her team to the state quarterfinals where they finished the season with an overall record of 19-5. She has played competitive softball at the highest level in Colorado, joining previous travel ball teammates, Kayla Michel and Alyssa Geist. Batting .413 and sporting a fielding percentage of .964, she led her club team to five tournament championships and an overall record of 54-19-4 in 2015. She will study psychology and criminal justice at CSC.
“Katelyn has an excellent skill set that has been developed while playing on one of the best travel teams in the state of Colorado,” said Stack.
A pitcher from Colorado Springs, Megan Horn started all four of her high school seasons at Air Academy High School. She was named a Team MVP all four years and is a four-time All-Conference player as well. Her junior year, she received First Team All-Area and was an All-State Honorable Mention. For her senior campaign, she was named First Team All-State and was a Senior All-State selection by the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports. Horn owns her school records for career strikeouts (496) and set the season record (143) in 2015, as Air Academy ascended to the region championship. In addition, her club team was ranked 99th out of more than 5,000 club teams in the nation. While at Chadron State, Megan will study communications arts.
“Having watched Megan pitch for the past two years, she has really grown and developed her consistency,” said Coach Stack. “Playing for one of the top travel teams in Colorado, she has faced some of the best teams in the country. Throughout her time at Chadron State, I can foresee her being an anchor for our pitching staff. Megan has the potential to be very successful.”
Sheyann Ludwig is a shortstop and a catcher out of Longmont, Colorado. At Silver Creek High School, she started all four years, going to the state tournament three times, and was All-Conference in 2013 and 2015. Her senior season, Ludwig batted .544 with 32 RBI and three home runs. In club competition, she had 19 extra base hits in 54 games, with 35 RBI, 46 runs scored, and a slugging percentage of .629. She plans to study exercise science while at CSC.
“Sheyann is a phenomenal talent, who has a knack for the ball,” said Stack. “She is softball-smart; her softball sense on the field makes everyone around her better. Offensively, she has a tremendous swing and power that will catch opponents off-guard. Sheyann has the potential to have a very successful career at Chadron State.”
Out of Olivehurst, California, Angelica Maples is a true utility player with outstanding athletic and academic credentials. She started her sophomore season at Maysville High School before a family decision to take a break from the sport in the 2014-15 academic year. In the meantime, Maples was an All-League track and field athlete, running the 100m, 200m, and 4×100 relay, as well as competing in high jump and long jump. Prior to track and field, she competed for her school’s volleyball and basketball teams as well. During summer and fall of 2015, Maples has been active for All-American Mizuno 18U Gold, where her team earned a berth in the ASA Gold Nationals in Hillsboro, Oregon last summer. Off the field, she is carrying high school grade point average of 3.98 and the only female from her high school to receive and attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp as a junior. “Geli” is planning on studying chemistry or forensic science.
“Geli really caught the attention of assistant coaches Searcy and Polsley at a recent event, especially with her hustle and teamwork skills,” said Coach Stack. “We believe that during her time at Chadron State, she will have an outstanding career.”
A four-year All-Conference first baseman out of Loveland, Colorado, Allie Mason set school records for dingers at Thompson Valley High School, hitting 11 in a season and 25 for her career. She had 10 homers her senior year, slugging for a 1.014 percentage and batting .466. For each of her final two seasons, Mason was named All-State Second Team. She also plays for a top competitive team in Colorado and in the opinion of Coach Stack, she has shown tremendous potential for a successful career. Allie will be joining her older sister, Kinsley, for the 2016-17 season at Chadron State. She anticipates studying business.
“At first base, Allie is one of the most athletic infielders I have seen,” said Stack. “She has excellent range and extremely soft hands. Her hitting is also outstanding because of her power.”
Ellie Owens, of Longmont, Colorado, played both infield and outfield for Longmont High. In her four years of high school softball, she had a batting average of .450 and an on-base percentage of .554. She was a four-year varsity letterwinner, and a two-time First Team All-Conference selection. Her junior season, she was selected First Team All-Region. Owens also was named Academic All-State First Team for her final two years. With 13 career stolen bases, she provides a threat on the basepaths as well as in the batter’s box. Ellie plans on studying human biology at CSC.
“Ellie is another very athletic softball player who can play multiple positions on the field,” added Coach Stack. She has a solid swing and has the ability to drive the ball on a consistent basis. Ellie provides additional depth in several areas and can also steal bases. She has also played on a very good travel softball program and will transition well to the college game.”
Coach Stack had this to say about the entire signing class: “All of the Chadron State Softball early signees bring tremendous athleticism, work ethics, and previous softball playing success to the Eagles Softball Program. These characteristics give CSC Softball the potential to be a perennial force in the RMAC. Each of them have excellent academic credentials all of them come from outstanding families. We look forward to seeing them mature and succeed in their collegiate academic and softball careers at Chadron State College.”
All seven players will enroll for the 2016-17 academic year and will join the roster for the 2017 softball season at Chadron State.
After being tied 33-33 at halftime, the Chadron State College men’s basketball team took the lead early in the second half and went on to post a 69-61 victory over Montana State-Northern here Monday night.
The win was the second in two days for the Eagles, who defeated Dickinson State of North Dakota 84-79 on Sunday while opening their home schedule.
CSC coach Brent Bargen said the win over Northern, which had a 7-0 record, was another team victory. After all 11 Eagles scored against Dickinson, nine reached the scoring column Monday night and 10 grabbed at least one rebound.
Rebounding was one of the Eagles’ big advantages. Led by point guard Sharif Black‘s nine, Chadron State collected 49 rebounds compared to Northern’s 26. Eighteen of CSC’s rebounds were off the offensive glass while the Lights managed just four offensive rebounds.
“We didn’t shoot particularly well (43.1 percent from the field) or share the basketball (eight assists) as well as we should, but a lot of players contributed and we defended the three-point line well, particularly in the second half,” Bargen noted.
The Lights came into the game averaging 81.9 points a game, with nearly half of them coming from behind the arc. The Montana team was 8-of-22 for a total of 24 points from afar against the Eagles, and made only two of nine three-point shots in the second half.
One of the Lights, senior guard Warren Edmondson, literally “shot the lights out” in the first half, when he made seven of eight field goal attempts, including all five of his 3-pointers for 19 of his team’s 33 points. But he scored just three more points, all from the free throw line, in the second half.
Dave Straughter, a 6-foot-6 junior, added 13 points and collected a team-high six rebounds for the visitors, but none of the other Lights finished with more than seven points.
Sophomore forward Jordan Perry paced the Eagles with 14 points on five of seven shooting from the field and four-of-four from the free throw line. Guard Warren Gordon added 11 points and both guard Justyn Anderson and center Davante McCallum contributed eight points.
McCallum also pulled down seven rebounds and blocked a pair of shots.
The Eagles’ next game will be Saturday night against the Northern State Wolves at Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
Coach Mike Riley and the Huskers met the media Monday at Memorial Stadium to turn their attention to Friday’s regular-season finale with unbeaten Iowa.
Kickoff between the Huskers (5-6, 3-4 Big Ten) and the No. 3 Hawkeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) is set for 1:30 p.m. (MT) on Friday, with national television coverage provided by ABC.
The annual HyVee Heroes Game will give the Huskers a chance to knock off their second straight unbeaten team at Memorial Stadium, after defeating then-No. 6 Michigan State, 39-38, on Nov. 7. The only time Nebraska has ever defeated a pair of top-10 opponents in the same month came in October of 1995.
The Big Red will be shooting for their third consecutive win after rolling to a 31-14 victory at Rutgers on Nov. 14.
Chadron State College men’s basketball got into the win column in their first home contest on Sunday afternoon at the Chicoine Center in Chadron. They defeated the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks by a score of 84-79 to advance to 1-1. DSU heads back to North Dakota with a respectable 3-3 start to the season.
Sophomore guard Sharif Black was clutch in the final seconds of the game. After picking up his fourth personal foul with over six minutes remaining in the game, Eagles up 71-64, he sat for nearly 5:30 before re-entering at 0:48. When Dickinson State had crept within one possession, trailing 77-74, Black immediately drew a foul and sank two free throws.
Continuing their comeback bid, DSU got a three-pointer from Brandon Ruffin and a layup by Curtis Redd, while CSC missed three of four free throws. Trailing only 80-79, the visitors caught a break on an Eagle turnover needing only a single shot in six seconds for the win.
Once again, Black was clutch, swiping a Blue Hawk inbound pass out of the air and drawing an intentional foul from Redd, who was also assessed a technical on the play. Hitting all four from the charity stripe, the Eagles prevailed.
Black set new career highs with 17 points and three assists versus the Blue Hawks. Even more impressive, he did it playing only 14 minutes. He was 2-for-2 from the perimeter, and 9-of-12 on free throws.
The Eagles shot impressively from the floor, riding a 53.1% first-half performance to a final percentage of 47.5%. They were particularly effective from the three-point line, where Andre Miller, Jordan Perry, Myles Robinson, and Leigh Saffin each shot for at least 40.0%. As a team, CSC shot 42.9% from long range.
CSC also spread the ball around particularly well. Eight players finished with at least one assist. Senior point guard Justyn Anderson finished in front with five, while committing only one turnover. All 11 players who received playing time were good on at least one field goal. As a team, the Eagles found each other for 19 assists, while committing only 11 turnovers. The CSC bench outscored that of their opponents, 42-18.
Billy Johnson was the second-leading scorer for CSC, on 6-of-14 shooting from the field. Miller had 11 points and tied the game-high in rebounds with seven.
Davante McCallum also grabbed seven boards with three on the offensive end.
“I was really impressed with our toughness tonight,” said Bargen after the game. “They threw some different looks at us defensively, and we were pretty unfazed. When we were up 14 going into the half, we didn’t let off.”
CSC never trailed in the game, and were tied only once midway through the second half.
The Eagles return to Chicoine Center tomorrow night, hosting Montana State University-Northern at 7 p.m. The Northern Lights were victorious over Dickinson State by a 76-65 margin on November 7, at home in Havre, Montana.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney women’s basketball team came into Chicoine Center tonight and snuck out with a 66-59 win, improving to 3-2 on the season. Chadron State College drops to 0-3.
The Lopers’ leading scorer, Alexa Hogberg, had 21 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Post player Imani Kyser went 7-of-8 from the field to finish with 16 points.
UNK did not find their rhythm until late in the game, however. The Eagles led for the vast majority of the first half, never trailing, and had a chance to tie or retake the lead as late as 2:25 in the 4th quarter, after Emma Block came up with a clutch three-pointer to come within two, and then the Lopers’ Laramey Becker was whistled for an offensive foul on the ensuing possession.
A change in momentum occurred midway through the third quarter, when after losing the lead then retaking it at 4:38 in the period, Hogberg hit back-to-back three-pointers to go up three at 2:46. After that, the Eagles were unable to tie it up again.
Maka Daysh led CSC with a game-high 21 points to match Hogberg’s contribution. She added a game-high eight rebounds.
Stephanie Knowles, returning to the floor from a head injury, gave the Eagles a boost with nine points, two assists, and two blocks.
The Eagles once again suffered from a turnover disadvantage. CSC had 11 more than UNK in the game leading to a 20-9 deficit in points off of turnovers.
Chadron State outshot their opponents 39.0% to 35.3%, getting 38 points in the paint compared with 26 for Nebraska-Kearney.
The CSC women have one more non-conference matchup left, a road swing up to Montana State-Billings Friday at 5:15 p.m., before opening conference play at home against Regis University on December 5.
Score by Periods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total UNKWBB........................ 9 17 22 18 - 66 Chadron State................. 14 13 16 16 - 59
CSC grapplers competed at the UNK Holiday Inn Open on Saturday, with seven members of the team placing in the massive tourney.
Wrestling individually (unattached), Luke Zeiger also placed in the top six in his respective Amateur Division bracket at 141 pounds.
Summers took the highest honors among CSC wrestlers. In his 133-pund Elite Division bracket, he earned decisions over Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestlers Sam Hughes of CSU-Pueblo and Zane Rich of Western State, before hanging with but losing to two-time defending national champion Daniel DeShazer, by the narrow margin of 3-1 in the championship finals to place second.
At 174, Copeland picked up in-region decions against Fort Hays State’s Nathan Shipley and Jonathan Bechtloff of New Mexico Highlands, with a quarterfinal loss to Midland’s Tyler McMichael in between. He wrestled through the consolation semifinals, picking up another decision over Doane’s Kevin Corbett, before losing a heartbreaker in overtime to 2015 NCAA West Super Region third-place finisher Austin Harris of Western State.
Terrance Mckinney also placed fourth at 149. He opened the tourney with two straight victories by fall, then dropped a decision to Wyoming’s Brandon Asthworth. In the consolations, he took down Colorado Mines’ Jacob Gerken, a fourth-place honoree in the NCAA Regional from 2014, in an 11-5 decision. Another Wyoming grappler, Austin Breckinridge, earned a fall over McKinney in the third-place match in 3:19.
In the Elite Division at 133 pounds, Josh Miller took sixth, losing only to the aforementioned DeShazer and University of Nebraska’s Eric Coufal.
In the 165-pound Amateur bracket, Chance Helmick went 6-2 with two pins and two technical falls to finish fourth.
Shane Rodenburg took sixth at 184 pounds wrestling in the Amateur Division, going 4-2 with two pins and two tech falls. He earned the day’s quickest pin for the Eagles, defeating Demetrius Miller of Concordia in only 0:38.
Finally, wrestling unattached, Luke Zeiger had a sixth-place showing in the Amateur 141 bracket. He saw action in nine matches, going 7-3 with a loss by forfeit in the fifth-place match.
Full tournament results are available at trackwrestling.com.
The Eagles return to the mat December 12, as they travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., for the Augustana Duals.
125—Keegan Hessler, Morningside, dec. Brandon Kile, CSC, 7-3; Kile dec. Collin Fox, Concordia, 14-7; Jacob Espana, NMHU, dec. Kile 7-4.
133—Sage Budd, Unatt.-ASU, maj dec. Brian Guerrero, CSC, 9-0; Noah Au-Yeung, CSM, dec. Guerrero 2-0.
141—Brock Thumm, CSC, maj dec. Kyle Kintz, Unatt.-CMU, 13-5; Thume dec. Joshua Giorgio, USAFA, 3-1; Collin Purinton, Nebraska, dec. Thumm, 7-4; Downey Wood, Pratt C.C., dec. Thumm, SV-1 3-1.
157—Johnny Porter, CSC, dec. Corey Sornson, Nebraska, 3-2; Porter dec. Austin Saunders, CSM, 11-5; Porter dec. Martin Phillips, Doane, SV-1 6-4; Kellen Pelzel, NMHU, dec. Porter, 10-4; Kade Sander, Barton, dec. Porter, 3-2.
165—Keenan Willits, CSM, pinned Chance Helmick, CSC, 2:16; Helmick pinned Johnathon Hernandez, Colby C.C., 3:57; Helmick tech. fall Brendan Gonzales, Unatt.-WSCU, 18-3; Helmick tech. fall Derik Bailey, Morningside, 15-0; Helmick won by forfeit over Regan Bye, Nebraska; Helmick pinned Beau Billingsley, USAFA, 4:18; Helmick dec. Willits, CSM, 7-5; Isaac Deaton, Nebraska-Kearney, dec. Helmick, 8-4 for third.
174—Dylan Mitzel, Mary, pinned Ethan Haddock, CSC, 6:28; Jonathan Bowen, Barton, dec. Haddock, 8-4.
184—Shane Rodenburg tech. fall Herold Hudiburgh, Doane, 16-0; Rodenburg pinned Demitrius Miller, Concordia, 0:38; Rodenburg pinned Aaron Tisinger, NMHU, 3:12; Rodenburg tech. fall Jake Anderson, Nebraska, 15-0; Nicholas Meck, York, dec. Rodenburg, SV-1 6-4; Konnor Schmidt, WSCU, dec. Rodenburg, 8-7 for fifth.
133—Josh Miller, CSC, dec. Anthony Calderon, FHSU, SV-1 9-7; Daniel DeShazer, UNK, dec. Miller, 5-2; Eric Coufal, Nebraska, dec. Miller, 5-3; Trey Trujillo, Hastings, dec. Miller, 8-5, for fifth.
133—Taylor Summers, CSC, dec. Sam Hughes, CSUP, 3-1; Summers dec. Zane Rich, WSCU, 10-5; Daniel DeShazer, UNK, dec. Summers, 3-1, for first.
149—Robert Walker, USAFA, dec. Zackery Denney, CSC, 3-2; Willie Fox, York, pinned Denney, 2:45.
149—Terrance McKinney, CSC, pinned Kyle Wilson, Baker, 4:11; McKinney pinned Conor O’Hara, USAFA, 0:59; Branson Asthworth, Wyoming, dec. McKinney, 8-2; McKinney dec. Jacob Gerken, CSM, 11-5; Austin Breckenridge, Wyoming, pinned McKinney, 3:19, for third.
149—Austin Breckenridge, Wyoming, tech. fall Clayton Steinmetz, CSC, 16-1; Jacob Gerken, CSM, dec. Steinmetz 6-2.
157—Jacob Anderson, CSC, dec. Shawn Beiriger, WSCU, 3-1; Jonathan Blackwell, Baker, won by medical forfeit over Anderson; Dane Edwards, Baker, won by forfeit over Anderson.
165—Michael Billingsley, USAFA, pinned Reed Burgener, CSC, 2:02; Burgener dec. Gage Anderson, Nebraska, 10-9; Burgener won by forfeit over Jessie Hoffschneider, CMU; Billingsley, USAFA, dec. Burgener, 4-3.
174—Caleb Copeland, CSC, dec. Nathan Shipley, FHSU, 7-2; Tyler McMichael, Midland, dec. Copeland, 3-0; Copeland pinned Riley Nagel, Mary, 2:02; Copeland dec. Jonathan Bechtloff, NMHU, 3-2; Copeland dec. Kevin Corbett, Doane, 6-3; Austin Harris, WSCU, dec. Copeland, SV-2, 3-2 for third.
174—Archie Williams, Central Mo., tech. fall Taylor Pownall, CSC, 17-1; Jonathan Bechtloff, NMHU, maj. dec Pownall, 17-1.
Hwt—Jeffery Albers, York, pinned Austin Abbey, CSC, 2:45; Abbey won by forfeit over Kevin Barrett, UNK; Mick Dougharity, WSCU, pinned Abbey, 2:45.
Amateur 141—Luke Zeiger, Unatt.-CSC, pinned Sean Murphy, Nebraska, 1:31; Brandon Ball, FHSU, maj. dec Zeiger, 12-2; Zeiger pinned Mike Ramirez, NMHU, 1:36; Zeiger dec. Juan Rivera, Baker, 8-2; Zeiger pinned Joshua Giorgio, USAFA, 1:08; Zeiger pinned Sean Cannon, UNC, 1:25; Zeiger pinned Brett Kasprzyk, CMU, 1:26; Zeiger dec. Jaydon Rogers, W. Wyoming, 8-7; Ben Hornickle, Wyoming, pinned Zeiger, 4:54; Caleb Crabtree, Central Mo., won by forfeit over Zeiger for fifth.
Amateur 157—Bubba Jaramillo, UNK, dec. Shaq Bell, Unatt.-CSC, 7-2; Monquez Townsend, Colby C.C., won by forfeit over Shaq Bell.
Amateur 157—Lance Lucas, Doane, pinned Sean Glasgow, Unatt.-CSC, 6:02; John Peeden, Colby C.C., won by forfeit over Sean Glasgow.
Amateur 197—Michael Colello, Unatt.-CSC won by DQ over Jordan Burgess, Baker; Ben Lancaster, Central Mo., won by forfeit over Colello; Dallas Doupnik, Hastings, won by forfeit over Colello.
Amateur Hwt—Devanti Ragland, Colby C.C., maj. dec Kai Dill, Unatt.-CSC, 11-2; Kerry Powers, USAFA Prep, pinned Dill, 3:47.
Amateur Hwt—D.J. Castillo, Unatt.-CSC pinned Murdoch Marcum, Northwest Tech, 4:40; Castillo dec. Justin Scott, FHSU, 3-1; Luke Petersen, UNK, dec. Castillo, 8-3; Castillo dec. Michael Duffy, Concordia, 8-6; Scott, FHSU, won by forfeit over Castillo.
Chadron State women’s basketball had a tough home opener, hosting a talented Augustana University squad which led from start to finish, winning in Chadron 82-52. The Vikings improve to 3-0, while CSC falls to 0-1.
Turnovers plagued the home team who gave the ball up 33 times, leading to 37 points against them. Out of the 33 miscues, 13 of them occurred in the first period, helping Augustana to 15 additional points out of the gate. The Vikings had 18 turnovers in the game, however CSC only managed to convert those into five points.
Augustana’s Logan O’Farrell poured in 21 points to lead the visitors, who scored with 11 different players on the night. The pesky guard also nabbed five steals and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
Viking guard Sophie Kenney also reach double-digits, hitting five of her 16 shots for 12 points and dishing out five assists.
For the Eagles, who shot 27.0% in the game, Maka Daysh provided the most points, collecting 13 on 7-of-11 free throw shooting. She added six rebounds.
Allegria Chisom bucked the trend on a poor shooting night for the Eagles, hitting 3-of-6 from the field and finishing with seven points.
Newcomer Erin Graham recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in only 23 minutes.
The Vikings shot a modest 34.9% from the floor, however, their average was limited as they fired 42 shots from beyond the three-point arc and found the net on only nine of them. Inside the arc they were good for nearly 50%.
The Eagles will play again tomorrow, hosting the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Tip-off is 5:30 p.m. in Chadron.
Augustana..................... 19 20 21 22 - 82 Chadron State................. 7 9 17 19 - 52
The Alliance Bulldog Football Team held their end of the season Banquet Thursday night. Head Coach Chris Seebohm talked about the successful season which saw the Bulldogs go 4-6 and advance to the Class B State Playoffs. Coach Seebohm also thanked the Seniors for their leadership and hard work. This years Senior class…Keegan Barker, Cole Randall, Baden Shelmadine, Manny Cabello, Klayton Nordeen, Jeffery Heusman, Isaac Hart, Tristan Hildenbrand and Ryan Craig. Coach Seebohm also presented the end of the season awards, which were voted on by the Players and Coaches.
Scout Team Player of the Year…Derek Morrison
Trench Warrior Award…Gage Rolls
Offensive MVP…Brody Brennan
Defensive MVP…Bryant “Buster” Wilson
Fox Hole Award…Bryant “Buster” Wilson
Mr. Bulldog….Baden Shelmadine
Chadron State College men’s basketball lost their season opener on the road to the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers by a score of 84-66 tonight. The Eagles start the season with an 0-1 record while the Lopers improve to 2-1.
CSC got 49 of its 66 points off the bench tonight, while Kearney scored all but 12 points with their starting five.
UNK’s Ethan Brozek had a game-high 29 points, while the team’s leading scorer Connor Beranek poured in 22.
For the Eagles, newcomer Warren Gordon, a guard from Indianapolis, led the team with 17 points. He was the only Eagle player in double digits.
Center Jay Feltson added eight points, and had the most boards for the Eagles with seven on the night.
Turnovers plagued Chadron State, with UNK benefitting greatly. The Lopers scored 30 points off of 17 CSC miscues, compared with only 11 points for CSC on 11 Kearney turnovers.
The Eagles’ Davante McCallum scored the first two points in the game, before UNK put up 16 unanswered points in the first quarter. Six of Chadron’s 17 turnovers were committed during that span. Those 16 points proved to be the difference in the game’s final score.
CSC was never able to tie or retake the lead in the game. Kearney led by as many as 26 points.
The Eagles open the home schedule at Chicoine Center on Sunday, November 22, against Dickinson State at 2 p.m., before a Monday evening meeting with Montana State-Northern at 7 p.m.