Ephraim, Utah- Snow College’s basketball team took to the court on Saturday, Jan. 11, against the Spartans of Colorado Northwestern Community College. An entertaining and fast paced game resulted, with the Badgers easily pulling away in the second half and winning the game, 83-64.
The game started quickly, with both teams trading baskets in the early going. The score was tied three times and the lead changed another seven times. Fighting hard in the first half, the Badgers were able to pull ahead at halftime, thanks to four consecutive 3-pointers from Tim Hughes.
The Badger defense was staunch, forcing the Spartans to shoot only 37 percent from the field at the half, while also forcing seven turnovers and limiting CNCC to just 10 rebounds. Hughes led the way for the Badgers in the first half with 12 points and two rebounds. Blake Truman also added six points off the bench in the first half.
The second half started just as good for the home team, as they shot well over 50 percent, and held the Spartans to just 27percent shooting.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Badgers walked away with the 83-64 victory.
Hughes led the way in scoring for the Badgers with 18. Backup center Nate Aland finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Walter Wright and Blake Truman each had 12 points in the game. With this most recent win, Snow College improves to 10-9 overall, and evens up its home record at 2-2. The Badgers next game will be at Salt Lake Community College on Jan. 18, and the next home game will take place on the 23rd against the College of Southern Idaho.
Since playing the Spartans on Jan. 11th, the Men’s basketball team has played three other games. Two were losses at the hands of Salt Lake Community College on the road, and against the College of Southern Idaho at home. The other was a win against North Idaho College by a score of 73-59.
Snow College plays on the road this coming week against CNCC and USU-Eastern.