Nov 21, 2019 2:39 PM

Foxen, Peters' big scoring nights overcome by UNK for Loper victory

Posted Nov 21, 2019 2:39 PM

By: John Murphy

CSC Sports Information Assistant

CHADRON, Neb. -- The University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers outscored Chadron State 27-10 in the second quarter Wednesday night, en route to winning 82-57 in the Chicoine Center.

The loss drops CSC to 1-4 overall, while UNK improves to 5-0.

"This was a good game for us to play to get ready for conference," Head Coach Janet Raymer said. "Kearney is a good well-rounded team that we knew would give us a run."

The Eagles were outscored by four in the first quarter and two in the third and fourth.

Chadron State shot 38 percent in the game, finishing 23 of 60 from the field. They made four of 17 attempts from three and were 7-11 from the free throw line.

The Lopers shot a season high 54 percent, making 31 of 57 field goal attempts. Nine of their 23 shots from behind the arc fell, but UNK only converted 11 of 19 attempts from the charity stripe.

In the game, CSC was outrebounded 37-30. Both teams committed 14 turnovers.

UNK converted the Eagles 14 turnovers in 18 points, CSC scored 14 points off turnovers.

Taryn Foxen and Jori Peters combined for 37 of the Eagles points, each scoring 20 and 17, respectively. Foxen shot 7-10 from the field.

Freshman guard Olivia Jolley had a team high seven rebounds and Peters had a game high six assists.

Three players scored in double-digits for the Lopers. Maegan Holt had 15, followed by Haley Simental with 12 and Aspen Jansa with 10. Nine of Jansa's 10 points were from the three-point line.

Elisa Backes had seven rebounds to lead the Lopers. Simental had four assists.

The Eagles return to action this weekend, as they play Montana State – Billings Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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Nov 21, 2019 2:39 PM
CSC libero named RMAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year

By: John Murphy

CSC Sports Information

COLORADO SPRINGS -- November 19, 2019 -- Chadron State College volleyball senior libero Ashton Burditt was named the RMAC Volleyball Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the 2019 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's annual award lists, released Tuesday.


Along with being named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Burditt, from Spearfish, S.D., was named to the All-RMAC Second Team. Teammate Chandler Hageman, sophomore of Chadron, was also named to the second team. Senior Shelby Schouten, from Alton, Iowa, was named All-RMAC Honorable Mention.


Burditt finished this season with 619 total digs and an average of 6.07 digs per set, to lead the conference in both categories. She currently ranks fifth in the nation in digs per set and 16th in total digs. Her 619 total digs are the most in a season by an Eagle since 1991, when Roxie Boehm had 666.


She holds the Chadron State records for most digs in a three, four and five set match. Ashton was named to the RMAC All-Academic First Team this past season, and was also Second Team All-RMAC last season.


Hageman finished her sophomore campaign with 131 total blocks and an average of 1.28 per set. She finished tied for first in the conference and 16th nationally in total blocks and second in the RMAC and 10th in the nation in blocks per set. Hageman's 131 total blocks are the most in a season by an Eagle since 1995, when Mistie Fowler had 176.


With 205 kills on the season, Hageman finished ranked third for CSC and led the team with an attack percentage of .280


Schouten finished her senior campaign with 263 kills, ranking first on the Eagles. She hit .262 this season. Defensively, she finished second on the team with 75 blocks.


Silvia Basso of Regis was named the RMAC Player of the Year and Setter of the Year. Lauren Gammell of Dixie State shared the honors of Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Burditt. Last season, Gammell was the lone Defensive Player of the Year. Freshman of the Year was awarded to Haedyn Rhoades of Black Hills State and Joel List of Regis was named Coach of the Year.