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CSE Basketball Splits Weekend Games

CSE Basketball Splits Weekend Games

The Screaming Eagles traveled to Washington, D.C. to take on Gallaudet University Saturday afternoon.  

The Eagles once again got off to a slow start in the first half. CSE shot just 17% from the floor including 0-9 on three point attempts. Kelly O’Dell was once again a force to be reckoned with, scoring 9 points and snatching 14 rebounds on the day.  Ashley Pledger added 5 of her 10 points in the first half.

Despite the Eagles struggling from the field, their defense once again stepped up when needed.  CSE held Gallaudet to just 27% from the field in the first half on 9-33 shooting. Despite CSE’s struggles, they trailed just 23-16 going into the break.

Danesha Triplett helped the Eagles in the second half, finishing with 21 points and 13 rebounds, her second double-double in as many games. The second half continued to be a back and forth struggle as the Eagles could not seem to close the gap. Ashley Pledger also finished with a double-double, tallying 10 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Despite the Eagles improving their shooting in the second half, they dropped the contest to Gallaudet 58-52.

On Sunday, The Eagles traveled to New York City to take on Yeshiva University.  Determined to not have another slow start, the Eagles got out to an early 27-22 lead mid-way through the first half. Ashley Pledger continued her scoring success, pouring in 21 points on the day. The Screaming Eagles kept the pressure on, closing out the half with a 43-36 lead.

The defense continued to be the story in the second half.  CSE forced a season high 32 turnovers while holding Yeshiva to just 30% shooting in the second half. Kelly O’Dell continued her intimidating play down low, finishing the game with 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 steals.  Cheyenne Grant added two 3 point buckets to finish the game with 16 points.

CSE never let Yeshiva find a rally, winning the game 82-77. The Eagles play their home opener on Tuesday vs. FDU at 7 P.M.