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(Neb)-Cold Start Dooms Eagles Against Vikings

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/25/2017 05:33 PM
CHADRON - An icy cold start put the Chadron State men in a big hole they never got out of today as they lost at home to Augustana of Sioux Falls

       The Eagles fell behind 17-0 as they went the first 5-1/2 minutes without scoring and almost the first 9:00 without a field goal.

      They were down 26 at the half and by 32 points after 2-1/2 minutes of the 2nd half, but played the Vikings even from there on and actually outscored them by 12 the rest of the way.

      "Augie punched us in the mouth," said CSC Head Coach Houston Reed. "It took us too long to respond on both ends of the floor. We've got to take it as a learning lesson and get better in the right areas."

       The Vikings hit on their first 5 field goal attempts, including 3-pointers on 3 of their first 4 trips down the floor, spreading the ball out between 4 different starters.

     The Eagles shot just 19% from the field and 15% from 3-point range in the 1st half while Augustana hit half its shots and sank 7-15 from long-range for the half.

      The Vikings cooled off a bit in the 2nd half while CSC got hot...going 10-20 from the field and 5-8 beyond the arc, leaving them at 33% from both for the game while Augustana was 44% and 38%. The Eagles were also 16-20 from the foul line.

     The Vikings, who improved to 5-2, had 10 of their 12 players score with 3 in double digits - Steve Schaefer with 16, John Warren 15, and Marcus Asmus 10. Warren had a game-high 7 rebounds.

      CSC didn't have anyone reach double digits in scoring with Jordan Mills, Andrew Walker, and Adoum Mbang each getting 9...Mbang on 7-8 from the line while having a team-high 6 rebounds.

     The Eagles, now 2-4, open the RMAC season next weekend by hosting Colorado School of Mines on Friday and Colorado Christian on Saturday.


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