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Badgers win at home, but lose two on the road

Badgers win at home,

but lose two on the road

 

By James Tilson

Staff writer

Jan. 25, 2018

 

EPHRAIM—The men’s basketball team of Snow College went 1-1 last week, securing its first Scenic West Athletic Conference victory of the season over Utah State University–Eastern on Thursday, 76-65, and falling to Colorado Northwestern Community College on the road last Saturday, 82-80.

Romain Boxus scored the Badgers’ first nine points against Eastern during the home game on Thursday, Jan. 18, and Tristen Sadler led the Badgers during the first half with 15 points to help Snow to a 37-29 lead at the half.

The second half was more of a back-and-forth struggle, with the Eagles able to cut the lead to four with 5:39 left in the game.

But the Badgers surged ahead on back-to-back three-pointers from Jake Walker and Traycer Wilson to get the lead back to 10.

The Badgers would not give up the lead and won Utah State University–Eastern by 11 points, 76-65.

Walker and Wilson both had 17 points for the Badgers, and Wilson also had eight rebounds.

In a typically tough Scenic West showdown, the Badgers came up just short in their two-point road loss to Colorado Northwestern Community College on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The game was tied through the first half, with a Jake Bailey field goal tying the score at 39 just before the end of the half.

Both teams went on runs in the second half, with Colorado Northwestern going on a 12-0 run to begin the second half, and the Badgers answering with a 10-2 run of their own.

While the Badgers got as close as one point, they could never get over the hump and fell to the Spartans 82-80.

Coming back from suspension, Stockton Shorts led all scorers with 22 points on an extremely efficient 9-13 shooting, while Bailey pulled down seven rebounds.

Snow will be hosting College of Southern Idaho tonight at 7:30 p.m.