CSC Basketball Goes On The Road

Photo Courtesy: Zachary Carlson, CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to play Black Hills State University away in Spearfish, South Dakota on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The men’s team is coming off a COVID-related pause and look to improve upon its 4-4 record this season as it remains tied for fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings.

The Yellow Jackets men’s team holds a 6-5 record and is in fourth.

The BHSU team is led by 6-7 forward Joel Scott, who has team-high averages of 21 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. On Sunday evening, he shot 8-of-9 from the field and scored 19 points in just 23 minutes, as the Yellow Jackets defeated Colorado Christian 91-63 at home.

In their last meeting on January 26, in the Chicoine Center, the Eagles bested the Yellow Jackets, 71-58. Scott had a season-low nine points in that contest

The CSC men do not have a road win this season, yet.

Offensively, Teddy Parham, Jr., leads the Eagles with the most points this season at 117, but Jacob Jefferson, at 108 points on the season, currently leads with a 15.4 per game average. Jefferson has been out due to injury since January 21, and he did not play in the two teams’ last meetup.

On defense, Psalm Maduakor boasts the most defensive rebounds among his teammates with 39- a total of 43 rebounds this season. Interestingly enough, Marcus Jefferson and Jacob Jefferson are tied for second, each with 32 defensive rebounds.

The Black Hills State women are one of the better teams in the RMAC at 11-5, and they are winners of five of their last six outings. The most recent of those is a Friday evening 68-63 win over UCCS, which won 65-41 at CSC on Saturday.

In the Friday game, Racquel Wientjes, the leading scorer and rebounder this season for the Yellow Jackets, sank 6-of-14 from the field to score 15. She also grabbed nine boards.

On Tuesday, the CSC women’s team (0-9) hopes to rebound from its most recent loss as it heads to Spearfish.

As with the men’s teams, this will also be the second and final meeting between the women’s teams for the 2020-21 regular season. In their first meeting, the Eagles women fell to the Yellow Jackets, 65-52.

In the absence of Taryn Foxen, Jori Peters has made a name for herself, collecting over 100 points so far this season. She also leads her team in defensive and total rebounds at 32 and 37 respectively.

Tatum Peterson has recently returned to the court and earned her first double-digit scoring night against UCCS on Saturday.

Defensively, Bailey Brooks has eight steals on the season, while managing 16 offensive and 19 defensive rebounds, totaling 35. She is also averaging 7.1 points per game, closely behind Hazel Fui at 7.7.

The Eagles’ next home games will be on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. for the women and 7:30 p.m. for the men against South Dakota Mines.