Some geeks are obsessed and fascinated by their studies, and some have watched Star Wars countless times. Anna Bond is both. In her third year at Mines, she seems to have found true geophysical happiness as classes have grown more interesting for her, fulfilling some curiosity that has been in her heart from a young age. Between leadership meetings for the Alpha Phi sorority and deriving the telegrapher’s equation for a magnetic field, The Oredigger caught up with Anna to talk about her geekiness that may not be well-known.
In the second to last home game of the year, The Colorado School of Mines women’s basketball team looked to end the year on a high note against visiting Black Hills State University. The lady Orediggers (8-14, 7-11 RMAC) did just that, routing the Yellow Jackets 66-40.
En route to posting their third straight victory, the lady Orediggers traveled to Las Vegas–Las Vegas, New Mexico that is–and walked away with a three point victory. Mines (10-14, 9-11 in the RMAC) shot 50% from the field in the win and 87.5% on 21-of-24 shooting from the free throw line.
Riding the momentum of a victory the previous night over Black Hills State into last Saturday night’s contest, the Lady Oredigger basketball team looked to extend their run at their final home game of the season against Chadron State on Senior Day. After a tightly contested first half, Mines pulled away in the second half to take the easy 87-63 victory over the Eagles.
The CSM Lady Orediggers took to the court on Saturday evening in Silver City, New Mexico seeking their fourth consecutive victory and what would be their longest winning streak of the season. With the help of a balanced offensive effort, Mines succeeded in taking down the Western New Mexico Mustangs by a score of 79-70.
The Lady Orediggers continued their February by winning all four games versus Southwest Minnesota at home and traveling to Sterling to engage in the first conference games of the season against Chadron State and UCCS. Mines won the SMSU games 8-6, 14-5, 9-5, and 12-7, and kicked off last weekend by beating Chadron 11-3 in six innings but losing to UCCS 6-5.
The No. 11 School of Mines men’s basketball team (21-3, 17-3 in the RMAC) took their show on the road Friday to Las Vegas, New Mexico and walked away with a 77-69 victory. With five players in double figures on the night, Mines grinded out the eight point victory.
The thirteenth-ranked Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball team welcomed the visiting Black Hills State into their home arena on Valentine’s Day and presented the Yellow Jackets with a 21 point defeat. Four Orediggers scored in double figures on the night and Junior Brian Muller eclipsed 1000 career points in the 73-52 victory. Muller is the second this year (Wages) and third on the team (Green) to surpass 1000 career points.
Shortly after the Lady Orediggers took down Chadron State last Saturday evening, the No. 13 ranked men’s team looked to do the same on Senior Night. In one of their best offensive performances of the season, CSM did just that, defeating the Eagles 104-72. Just one night after Brian Muller hit the 1000 point mark for his career, Senior Luke Meisch looked to surpassed the mark as well, needing only four points to also reach the 1000 point plateau.
Seeking their fifth straight win since the heartbreaking loss to Metro State, the Orediggers looked to keep building up momentum with a win over the RMAC’s worst team, the Western New Mexico Mustangs. As one would expect, the 11th ranked Mines squad easily dismantled the one-win Mustangs by a wide margin, 90-58.