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Lady Badgers continue on roll with two more wins over USU and Northwestern

Freshman Harley Hansen (No. 14) led Snow with a 13-point contribution in their battle against Utah State University Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Lady Badgers continue on

roll with two more wins over

USU and Northwestern

 

By Emily Staley

Staff writer

Jan. 25, 2018

 

EPHRAIM—Snow College’s women’s basketball team added two more wins to their record last  week.

In a close game, the Lady Badgers overpowered Utah State University–Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 18, in Ephraim by one point then traveled to Rangeley, Colo., to compete against Colorado Northwestern Community College on Saturday, Jan. 20, bringing home a 40-point win.

Thursday’s home game kept the crowd at the edge of their seats.

Although the Lady Badgers had a 13-point lead at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Golden Eagles of Eastern inched closer, besting the Lady Badgers by six in the second quarter, by one in the third quarter and by five in the final quarter.

However, Eastern’s efforts weren’t enough, and with scoring contributions by 10 players and their excellent teamwork, Snow managed to pull through with a tight one-point win, 62-61.

Freshman Harley Hansen led the team with 13 points, making her the only Snow player to score in double figures.

“We jumped out to an early lead. Eastern chipped away at it, and their offensive rebounds are what kept them in the game. But we did a nice job playing with the lead and never relinquished it,” said head coach Mike Russell.

Saturday’s game against Colorado Northwestern ended triumphantly for the Lady Badgers with an impressive 40-point win, 82-42. This was the Lady Badgers’ greatest victory of the season.

Hansen again led Snow with 15 points and seven rebounds. Three Snow players scored 12 points: Jazmin Chavez, Lourdes Gonzalez and Paige Farnsworth.

With two more wins last week, the women’s basketball team has improved their overall record to 16 wins and five losses.

Today at 5:30 p.m. the Lady Badgers will battle the College of Southern Idaho in the Horne Activity Center in Ephraim.