One of the largest crowds at Steinhauer Field house cheered on the home team as they finished the Joe Davies Open with a great showing. The Colorado School of Mines Indoor Track and Field teams did well in their final competition before the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference meet.
The Colorado School of Mines Men’s Basketball team used defense and balanced scoring to run the home team out of the gym. Black Hills State was simply outmatched in the first half, being outscored 40-27 en route to a 69-56 victory by the Orediggers. The win brings them to 12-10 overall and 9-9 in RMAC play.
Coming into the game, Mines controlled their own destiny for making the RMAC tournament. Needing two wins to guarantee themselves the sixth spot in the conference tournament, the men’s basketball team looked to get the first of those two wins at home against New Mexico Highlands University on Friday night.
Thanks to a 30-5 margin in bench scoring, 16-8 assists margin and a combined 34-39 effort from the free throw line for 87.2 percent, Mines handily beat their opponent. Mines is now 14-10 overall and 11-9 in the RMAC.
A night after running Black Hills out of their gym, the Orediggers squared off against Chadron State looking to hold their spot in the conference standings. The second of games on back-to-back nights proved to be tougher than the first as the Orediggers needed overtime to dispatch their foe. The Orediggers sit sixth in the conference at 13-10 overall and 10-9 in the RMAC.
Sitting at sixth place in the Conference standings, Mines needed a win to stay in contention to make the eight team conference tourney field. Visiting New Mexico Highlands gave the Lady Orediggers a scare, but in the end Mines eeked out an eight point victory to sit at 14-12 overall and 11-9 in the conference.
With some spectacular three point shooting and good defense, the Colorado School of Mines Women’s basketball team defeated the home team, Black Hills State, by a score of 72-65. The win snapped a three game losing streak for the Lady Orediggers and moved them to 13-11 overall and 10-8 in RMAC play.
The cold weather that postponed the start of The Colorado School of Mines Baseball team’s season opener at West Texas A&M seemed to freeze CSM’s bats as well. Mines lost both games of Saturday’s double header 4-1 and 7-0 and split Sunday’s games 5-1 and 4-2.
Action stars that simply will not go away.
Many of us who have turned on the television over the past month have no doubt seen the commercials for “A Good Day to Die Hard.” This is the most recent movie of the Die Hard series which began all the way back in 1988. Nearly 25 years later, Bruce Willis is still at it. Except he is no longer the semi-fit cop in his 30s, but rather a man in his late 50s trying to save the world one last time. If I wanted to see an old guy jumping around and trying to save the world, I would tune in to see Si Robertson from Duck Dynasty, not pay $10 or more to see Bruce Willis try to come up with more cheesy catch phrases before he shoots someone.