CSI on USU Eastern loss, former player's return

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) A trip to Utah ended in mixed results for the College of Southern Idaho women's basketball program.

On Thursday, CSI beat Snow College by double digits, but fell to USU Eastern on Saturday by eight. The Golden Eagles led only once and never could make a run against the Eagles.

USU shot better from the floor and from beyond the arch.

CSI head coach Randy Rogers said his team was sluggish offensively and never could find any rhythm. He didn't like how the team transitioned and after watching film, saw they once passed across court once.

Allie Thayne though produced another big game with 21 points and eight rebounds. Brooke Haney and Kaela McClure each added 11.

Now they prepare for Colorado Northwestern on Saturday, a team who's only won three games. But as the Golden Eagles have learned before, you never can sleep on these teams.

"When we sleep, we're in hibernation, we fall asleep, look the other way and snore," exclaimed Rogers. "I've had teams in the past who didn't play well and kind of went through the motions and still beat a team by 20. This team isn't that team. We have to be aware and be focused, no matter who we play. For me, half of it is what Colorado Northwestern brings and what we bring."

Meanwhile, former leading scorer Denajha Kie has decided to return to the team. Kie who was battling injuries and some personal issues, will finish her sophomore campaign.

"I learned some things about our other players while she was gone. Brooke Haney started to get some minutes, Petra Farkas started to play well. Obviously with Denajha back, that gives us another threat. She's a rebounder for us and a great scorer for us."

CSI hosts Colorado Northwestern Saturday at 3 p.m.

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