Kalli Feddersen

Chadron State’s Kalli Feddersen drives past a Colorado Mines defender during Friday night’s game in Chadron. Feddersen 38 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the games against Mines and Colorado Christian.

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Five Chadron State players scored in double figures and the Eagles tied the school record for most free throws made while going 37 of 42 (88 percent) from the free throw line Monday night during an 80-69 win over Colorado Christian in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game in Chadron.

The Eagles also mounted a late threat on Saturday night, but Colorado Mines hung on for a 77-71 decision, that also was fueled by strong free throw shooting.

The Eagles, now 3-4, jumped out to a 34-19 halftime lead over Colorado Christian and led by as many as 21 points early in the fourth quarter before the Cougars drew as close as seven points with 43 seconds remaining. Chadron State clinched the victory by making seven of its last eight free throws.

Both senior Kalli Feddersen and freshman Jessica Harvey scored 16 points to pace the Eagles. Feddersen was 12 of 14 from the charity stripe and Harvey was a perfect 10 of 10.

Feddersen also grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.

Brooke Turek added 13 points, Keeley Pearce 11 and Jessica Lovitt 10 for the Eagles.

Christian was led by 6-foot senior Haley Shaner with 29 points. She was eight of 13 from the field, including five of seven from 3-point territory, and made all eight of her free throws. Sarah Holt chipped in 15 points.

The Cougars were 17 of 19 from the charity stripe.

In the conference opener Friday night, junior Nicole Archambeau scored 27 points and Emily Bailey was six-of-six from the free throw line in the final nine seconds as Colorado Mines held off the Eagles’ late rally.

Mines led all the way and had its biggest lead—57-40—with 64 seconds remaining in the third period. But the Eagles tallied the final seven points in the quarter, helping set the stage for an exciting final 10 minutes.

Chadron State whittled the lead to three points in the first 2 ½ minutes, but the Orediggers rebuilt the margin to 71-60 with 1:55 to play. The visitors failed to score again until Bailey sank her string of free throws in the fleeting seconds after the Eagles were forced to foul.

Meanwhile, Feddersen, who finished with 22 points, including 13 in the last quarter, scored her team’s final nine in the last 1:13. They came on a 3-pointer and ensuing free throw when she was knocked down on the shot, a driving layup and three more free throws to reduce the margin to two points twice in the last 13 seconds.

That’s when Bailey slammed the door at the charity stripe, where she was a perfect 10 of 10, despite going 0 of 12 from the field.

Archambeau was 11 of 13 from the line while scoring her season-high 27 points. Mines finished 28 of 34 overall at the line and Chadron State was 18 of 28.

Feddersen grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds to go with her 22 points. Harvey added 12 points.

The Eagles will play at Colorado-Colorado Springs and Metro State in Denver this weekend.

Colorado Mines 77, CSC 71

Colorado Mines—Nicole Archambeau 27, Elizabeth Toman 12, Emily Bailey 10, Anna Kollmorgan 9, Heidi Hammond 9, Katie Kuhn 4, Cassidy Budge 3, Courtney Stanton 3. Totals: 21-69 (7-24) 28-34 77 points, 41 rebounds, 12 turnovers.

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Chadron State—Kalli Feddersen 22, Jessica Harvey 12, Brooke Turek 8, Jessica Lovitt 8, Keeley Pearce 6, McKenna McClintic 4, Savannah Weidauer 4, Mickenzie Brennan 3, Taryn Foxen 2, Kendra Baucom 2. Totals: 23-61 (7-20) 18-28 71 points, 47 rebounds, 20 turnovers.

Colorado Mines 15 22 20 20 ----77

Chadron State 13 15 19 24 ----71

3-pointers: Mines—Hammond 3, Archambeau 2, Burdge 1, Kuhn 1. CSC—Harvey 3, Pearce 2, Feddersen 1, Brennan 1.

CSC 80, Colorado Christian 69

Colorado Christian—Haley Shaner 29, Sarah Holt 15, Jordan Baer 8, Madison Price 6, Brookelyn Hurlbut 4, Alex Nelson 3, Bryanne Olson 2, Grace Sinnott 2. Totals: 21-64 (8-21) 19-22 69 points, 34 rebounds, 11 turnovers.

Chadron State—Kalli Feddersen 16, Jessica Harvey 16, Brooke Turek 13, Keeley Pearce 11, Jessica Lovitt 10, Kendra Baucom 8, Taryn Foxen 2, Bailey Brooks 2, Savannah Weidauer 2. Totals: 20-50 (3-12) 37-42 80 points, 41 rebounds, 17 turnovers.

Colo. Christian 9 10 22 28 ----69

Chadron State 21 13 23 23 ----80

3-pointers: CCU—Shaner 5, Holt 3. CSC—Harvey 2, Pearce 1.

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