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  • Writer's pictureJory Durrant

Women’s Basketball Goes to Regionals

Marika Collins drives into the paint against the College of Southern Idaho in their first round game. Photo courtesy of

Snow College Women's Basketball played in the Region 18 tournament on Mar. 9th. The Badgers played, losing a tough game, against the No. 4 College of Southern Idaho 57-45.

CSI came out firing, going on a 9-0 run over the Badgers in the first five minutes. The Badgers tried to slow down the Eagles with a make from behind the arc by Reagan Yamauchi, but Snow was unable to stop the Eagles from going on another run over the Badgers 8-2.

After exchanging a few buckets, the Eagles pulled away again going on a 9-0 run. The Eagles were able to get up by 22 points. The Badgers cut into the lead by going on a 9-2 run. The first half finished with the Eagles up by 31-16. The Badgers struggled to score, finishing the half shooting 27% from the field, the same as the Eagles.

As the break finished, both teams began trading baskets. CSI pulled away again with a 14-0 run. This put CSI up by 26 points. The Eagles continued during the third quarter, outsourcing the Badgers 19-10. This put CSI up 50-26. The Eagles shot a fiery 43.8% from the field and 40% from behind the arc in the third quarter. Snow stayed frigid, shooting 20% from the field and shot 16.7% from three in the third.

Snow woke up in the fourth, going on a 12-0 run over the Eagles bringing the score to 38-50. Three of the Badgers made up the 12-0 run, including Samiana Suguturaga with five, Ainsley Thurbur with four, and Yamauchi with three. Going basket to basket, the Badgers were able to score 19 in the quarter, while holding CSI to seven, but ultimately fell to the Eagles in the end.

The Badgers shot 26.9% from the field and 5-22 from three. For the Badgers, Suguturaga was the leading scorer and led the team in rebounds. Suguturaga put up a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards. For CSI, the leading score and rebound leader was Tylie Jones with 16 points and nine boards. The Eagles shot 18-62 and 22.7% from behind the arc.

The Badgers wrap up their season with an overall record of 12-16.

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