For the Lady Badgers Basketball team, the Thanksgiving break was full of fast breaks and pull up jumpers as they scorched the nets and won their two games played.
Snow College Coach Mike Russell described his team’s performances when he said, “The number one thing that I love about our team is how far we have come this season. The biggest thing that impresses me is to see how much they’ve grown.” He continues, “We only have one sophomore and the rest are freshman, so I have been impressed with how things have shaped up. So far, everyone is maturing and making a difference on our team and it has made for a great beginning of the season.”
Aggressiveness and teamwork were essential in the two wins as they finished with ninety-five rebounds, forty-one assists, and twenty-nine steals in the Badger wins over the long weekend.
Miles Community College from Montana was the first to fall victim to the Badgers in the CSI Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday afternoon. Three of Snow’s players reached double figures in the 67-57 victory. Madison Mooring lead the scoring with twelve points while Mykel Davis and Tavia AhQuin followed suit with eleven and ten points respectively. The Women’s Basketball team shot 41 percent from the field, 26 percent from three-point range, while also shooting an outstanding 80 on free throws.
The Badgers stayed strong through their next game as well. In a 96-51 blowout against the Idaho Select All-Stars; Harley Hansen, Tayvia AhQuin, Madison Mooring, Kayla Hugie, and Siki Suguturaga finished in the double digits in their individual scoring efforts. Defense also played a major role in the game as the Lady Badgers finished with eight blocks on the night.
Coach Russell explains what he is looking forward to seeing from his team throughout the rest of the season when he says, “We really believe that we can compete for a conference championship. Each year it seems to run through Salt Lake or Southern Idaho, but we know that we can compete with them and challenge them for that top spot. We know that we have to be really good to beat them but we really believe that we can compete for the title. The Conference Championship is what we practice and play for, we just have to take things one game at a time.”
At this point, the Snow Badger Women’s basketball team finds themselves with a 5-3 record as they gear up for their games against Mt. Hood on December 9th and Chemeketa College on December 10th. Be sure to check out the next the home game on December 27th against Central Arizona.