Snow Suffers Close Loss to SLCC

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Gentrey Thomas goes for two in the game against CSI. Photo by Tyler Aldous

Gentrey Thomas goes for two in the game against CSI. Photo by Tyler Aldous

The Snow College basketball teams traveled north on Saturday, Feb. 14 to face the Bruins of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). Snow has been struggling lately against SLCC, and this was true again as the Lady Badgers lost big playing in Salt Lake 70-54 before the men took the court to face the fourth ranked Bruins.

SLCC jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back. The Badgers played poorly in the first half, largely due to team leader Walter Wright getting into foul trouble early and being held to six points in the first period.

The Bruins entered the second half with a 20-point lead, the score being 43-23 in SLCC’s favor. This would be their largest lead of the game, however, as Snow returned from the locker room and mounted a comeback.

Snow cut the Bruin lead to ten; the score was 57-47 with 11 minutes remaining in the game. The Badgers continued to close the gap, but the closest they got to catching up was when they pulled within three points. With 5:15 left in the game, and the score at 66-63, SLCC began to play more aggressively and pulled away before Snow could equalize it.

The final score was 83-73 as SLCC handed Snow another loss. Walter Wright led the way for the Badgers with 16 points while Brandon Morley of SLCC was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points.

Snow completed the regular season with two home games against North Idaho College (NIC) and the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). Snow lost to NIC 76-59 on Thursday, Feb. 19 and also lost to CSI 84-79 in an overtime thriller on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Snow lost seven of their last eight regular season games as they finished with a record of 17-13 while being 6-9 in conference play which earned them the fourth seed in the Scenic West Athletic Conference Tournament.

Snow began the conference tournament with an 81-43 win over Colorado Northwestern Community College, but lost their next game 75-62 to CSI, ending their season.

Tyler Pierce is the Head Sports Editor for the Snowdrift and is attending Snow College as a communications major. Tyler is from West Jordan, UT and graduated from Copper Hills High School in 2014. Tyler played volleyball in high school and loves to follow professional sports, especially the NFL and his favorite team, the New Orleans Saints.

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