After coming off of a big win against the College of Southern Idaho on January 19, the Snow College Men’s Basketball team headed up to Salt Lake City to play Salt Lake Community College and lost their winning streak.
The final score of the game against SLCC was 79-87, ending their 5 game victory streak in conference play. In discussing their loss against SLCC, Redshirt Freshman and starting Forward, Nate Bruneel said “We were all just kind of frustrated because we knew could have played a lot better. We were down and then made a comeback, but just quite couldn’t recover.”
In the game lost against SLCC, Zach Hunsaker and Riley Panter lead the Badgers in scoring, each with 18 points. The Badgers made a comeback after their loss with 4 consecutive wins over USU-Eastern (80-59), Colorado Northwestern Community College (106-72), the College of Southern Idaho (91-83), and then redeemed themselves against Salt Lake Community College on February 4th (94-87). When asked about the team’s focus during these games and coming back with a 4 game victory streak, Nate Bruneel followed his statement by saying “We always just focus on moving the ball and defense, getting the whole team involved and not playing as individuals.” However, just three days after their redemption, the Badgers lost a tight match against USU-Eastern with a final score of 64-65.
With an overall record of 21-4, the Badgers are ranked 15th nationally and 1st regionally. The Snow College Men’s Basketball team has had their struggles but their successes still keep the stands filled when they play on their home court. Freshman, Kelsie Evans said “They’re incredibly fun to watch because you can see the chemistry between the players. They just know where their teammate is going to be and they flow seamlessly.”
The Snow College Men’s Basketball Team is now preparing to take on the College of Southern Idaho and Salt Lake Community College for the final time in conference play.