Snow College started the season strong by defeating Otero Junior College 86-78 in their regular season opener on November 5th in Casper, Wyoming.
Clayton Southwick (#30) led the team with 20 points on 4-13 shooting. He made 11 free throws on 17 attempts. Derrick Anderson (#0) and Derek Marlowe (#1) scored 18 points each, on a combined 10-12 shooting. Marlowes 18 points were all from three pointers, going 6-8 behind the line. Southwick and Chase Potter (#35) led the team in rebounds with seven each. Wyatt Lowell (#25) led the team in assists with five.
The next day Snow defeated Casper College on the road 80-72. Potter and Hagen Wright (#21) led the team with 17 points each on a combined 12-23 shooting. Wright also led the team in rebounds with nine. Three players tied for the assist high with three each.
Guard Derrick Anderson said #4 for Casper college was the toughest player to guard. “He was a lefty, he could change pace very well. It was hard to stay in front of him.” Derrick went on to say that they stopped him by “taking away his left hand”, making him force turnovers.
Snow College trailed in both games at halftime, but coach Robert Nielson talked about how they got better. “Our defense got a lot better in the second half of both games, we adjusted, found ways to score and got a lot of offensive rebounds.”
Players spent their time in Casper off the court by playing games like eight-ball pool at the hotel and just hanging around each other.
Snow won their exhibition game against Northwest Nazarene University late last month, but lost at Fort Lewis College.
Snow has their first pair of home games on Friday November 12th, versus Arizona Western College, and on Saturday November 13th, versus Jump Start Sports Academy.
All statistics were taken from stats.njcaa.org.