CSC basketball teams on the road this weekend

From CON MARSHALL Star Herald

Both Chadron State College basketball teams are out this Thanksgiving weekend.

The CSC men play the Permian Basin Thanksgiving Classic in Odessa, Texas on Friday and Saturday, while the Lady Eagles compete at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Augustana College in Sioux City, Iowa at noon on Sunday .

The Eagles men are 1-3 after beating Nebraska-Kearney 33-19 and winning 91-72 in the final 10 minutes of the game played at Chadron on Tuesday night. Prior to that, the Eagles had lost three close games, including one in overtime to Texas A&M-Kingsville and another 69-68 to the Sioux Falls Cougars in the last second.

During the Classic, the Eagles will face Jarvis Christian of Hawkins, Texas on Friday and Ecclesia College of Springdale, Ark. on Saturday. Both games begin at 1:00 p.m. MST.

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Jarvis Christian is 2-2 after losing his openers to Dillard University of New Orleans 77-70, Wiley College of Marshall, Texas, 81-78 in overtime and Rust College of Holly Springs, Miss., 77-69 , before losing 97-69. 52 on Tuesday evening to Nicholls State of Thibodeaux, La., 97-52.

The Ecclesia Royals are 0-5. They lost to Ouchita Baptist 91-65, Southern Arkansas 79-43, Arkansas-Monticello, 79-43, Lyon College 82-74 and Southwest Baptist 76-45.

The CSC women are down 4-0 but have improved with every game, says coach Janet Raymer. You’ll be up against two strong opponents this weekend.

Northwestern is 7-0 after beating three Nebraska teams — College of St. Mary 67-47, Doane 81-70 and Midland 107-71 — on the road over the past 10 days. The Red Raiders shoot almost 50% from the field (211-424) and have beaten their opponents at the free throw line 119-63.

Augustana is 4-0 and plays Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday before the Eagles arrive on Sunday. All six games were played at home. The Vikings’ most recent win was a 93-74 decision over Wayne State on Tuesday night in front of more than 1,200 fans in attendance. Wayne State defeated the Eagles 84-71 in Chadron last week.

One of the Vikings’ best players is Aislinn Duffy, a six-foot-tall senior who graduated from St. Thomas More High in Rapid City. She led her team against Wayne with 19 points and 12 rebounds and scored 33 points on 13 of 18 shots from the field in the 86-77 win over Missouri Western on November 12

This weekend’s action will conclude the Eagles’ non-conference plans. They will unveil their lineups for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with home doubles games against Colorado State-Pueblo and New Mexico Highlands on Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd.