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(Neb.)-Eagles Hold Off Rangers: Earn First Home Win

By: Dennis and Kathi Brown Posted at: 02/03/2013 06:39 AM

CHADRON – The Chadron State College men's basketball got its second Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win Saturday night at Armstrong Gymnasium as the Eagles fought off pesky Regis, 72-61.
 
It was the first home victory for the Eagles this season.
 
The Eagles led 37-34 at halftime and used some stifling defense in the second half to limit the Rangers to 39 percent shooting.
 
For the game, Chadron State took care of the basketball – the Eagles committed just 11 turnovers – and shot 50 percent from the floor.
 
Just as it was looking like the Eagles were going to pull away, the Rangers things up with a little over three minutes to play. However, Zac Bargen scored the next five points, including his lone three-pointer of the evening, to give the Eagles a 66-61 lead with under a minute left in the game.
 
Bargen led the Eagles with 22 points on seven of 13 shooting. Justyn Anderson chipped in 10 and Kyle Vinich finished with nine for the Eagles.
 
The Rangers were led by Kevin Marshall who scored 17 points. Also for Regis, Jon Conley added 14.
 
The Eagles travel to a pair of Colorado schools next week as they visit Western State and Colorado Mesa.


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