TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The CSI Golden Eagles women’s basketball team took the court first Saturday night for a match-up with the Spartans of Colorado Northwestern CC.
The first half summarized what the rest of the game would be...a blow-out.
The Golden Eagles led 71-33 heading into the locker room.
Jane Nelson led the first half stat sheet with 18 points and a rebound and finished the night with 29 points leading the team.
Starters Tiena Afu and Mallory LaPoole came into the game off the bench, well actually every Eagle dressed touched the court and recorded no less that two points.
The Golden Eagles devoured the Spartans 133-64.
A score that now holds the school highest score record. The record was previously 132 points scored by one of Coach Rogers’ team's in 2005.
The team and Coach Rogers were pleasantly surprised by the news.
"Just having everyone come in and contribute, and everyone's giving assists, and getting rebounds, and scoring. It made it even more fun of an atmosphere. We were all super excited for each other,” said leading scorer Jane Nelson.
"It's unfortunate that the lead got that wide-spread. We want to get some other kids in the game, and learn how to play pressure basketball on the full court. But that second half we got back defensively. Kids would forget every once and a while, and try to go pick up their man full court. But I didn't want to do that. Then late in the third, fourth quarter we went into some zones that we don't work on very often. But you also want those kids to play hard. Because they're trying to catch coach’s eye also, they want to get in the game,” said Head Coach Randy Rogers.
The team will be back in SWAC action on Thursday as they take on Salt Lake CC.
The Golden Eagles are now 19-5 overall and 4-2 in conference.