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Lady Badger season ends with tourney loss to So. Idaho

Snow’s Megan Carr passes in the Lady Badgers’ last game of the season against College of Southern Idaho in the Region 18 tournament on Friday, Mar. 2. Carr contributed 13 points to the game.

Lady Badger season ends with

tourney loss to So. Idaho

 

Snow College finishes with great 22 wins, 8 loss record

By Emily Staley

Staff writer

Mar. 8, 2018

 

EPHRAIM—The women’s basketball team of Snow College suffered a disappointing 75-68 loss last weekend in the Region 18 tournament held at the Horne Activity Center in Ephraim.

The Lady Badgers held strong as long as they could against College of Southern Idaho (SCI) in the Region 18 tournament on Friday, Mar. 2.

At the end of the first quarter, Snow had a two-point lead, but by the end of the second quarter, CSI had tied the game.

The Lady Badgers held on through the third quarter and into the fourth until CSI took the lead and ran with it.

“It was a hard-fought game. CSI is a good team. The Lady Badgers did an excellent job at holding on for three quarters,” said Mike Russell, head coach for women’s basketball at Snow.

The lead changed a total of seven times throughout the game, and the game ended with a seven-point loss for Snow, 75-68.

Three players put in a total of 48 points for Snow. Madison Mooring finished the game at the buzzer with a jumper and led the team with 18 points, while two other Lady Badgers scored in double digits: Harley Hansen with 17 points and Megan Carr with 13.

“CSI made some tough plays and some tough shots. We came back and had a chance to take the lead but missed our free throws. To put it simple: they made plays and we didn’t, they won and we lost,” said Russell.

CSI lost to Salt Lake Community College 79-70 in the region championship on Saturday, March 3.

The Lady Badgers played an excellent season, winning an impressive 73 percent of their games (22 out of 30).

Russell has high hopes for another good season next year: “We have some good players coming back next year so hopefully we can just fill in the pieces around them and have another good season like we did this year.”