The Snow College women’s basketball team on February 21 won the Scenic West Athletic Conference Championship for the first time since 2001. The Lady Badgers secured that win with an 86-62 victory over Southern Idaho.
The team then went on to play at the region tournament. The team defeated Southern Idaho once more with a score of 66-64. The game was tied, but Megan Carr hit a three-point with 5 seconds left in the game for the win.
“I am really proud of our girls,” Mike Russell Snow College head coach said. “We never gave up. We knew we weren’t going to get all nine points back at once, so our plan was to just chip away at their lead and do what we would have to do to win. Everyone did such a nice job of staying positive and working together as a team. This was a great team win.”
The Lady Badgers then played Salt Lake Community College and lost 64-55 thus ending their season. The team ended with a record of 22-9.
Last year the team placed second in the Scenic West Athletic Conference Championship but were able to improve this year.
“Last year we finished in second place behind Salt Lake,” Mike Russell head coach said. “It has been our goal all season long to get to this point. I’m extremely pleased with the way our team came to play.”
Another thing that the women’s basketball team can be proud of besides doing so well all season is head coach Mike Russell was named Region 18 Coach of the Year. Russell has coached the team for four seasons now and three of those seasons have had 20-plus wins. Hopefully Russell can bring more success to Snow College for the next basketball season.