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Lady Badgers play hot against Fort Carson, cool off facing Gillette

Snow College freshman guard Madison Mooring drives inside against Fort Carson’s Angela Goodman in the Lady Badgers’ game last Friday. Snow beat Fort Carson 88-72. - Matt Harris / Messenger photo
Snow College freshman guard Madison Mooring drives inside against Fort Carson’s Angela Goodman in the Lady Badgers’ game last Friday. Snow beat Fort Carson 88-72. – Matt Harris / Messenger photo
Lady Badgers play hot against Fort Carson, cool off facing Gillette

 

Matt Harris

Staff writer

11-17-2016

 

EPHRAIM — The Snow College women’s basketball team gained some ground and lost some ground during last week’s action in two games.

The Lady Badgers hosted two home games against Fort Carson Military and Gillette College. The set of games marked the beginning of real season play for Snow. Snow was coming off of a convincing exhibition win over NCAA Division III Southern Virginia University the week before.

The streaky offense of the Lady Badgers fired on all cylinders against Fort Carson. Snow came out at halftime to go on a hot scoring streak and never looked back en route to an 88-72 victory. Freshman Kayla Hugie led Snow with 18 points on five-of-nine shooting, sinking all six of her free throw attempts. Freshmen Madison Mooring and Harley Hansen also paced the Lady Badgers with 17 and 14 points, respectively.

Snow’s streak went cold the next day against a talented Gillette College team. Struggling to find their usual offensive rhythm, the Lady Badgers could not break away and fell to the Pronghorns, 65-57. Freshman Tayviah Ah-Quin led Snow with 12 points. Hugie, after her big night against Fort Carson, struggled mightily with eight turnovers. On a cold shooting night for both teams, the difference was from distance. The Lady Badgers were zero for eight on three-pointers on the night.

Next week Snow will play in the Pizza Hut Invitational in Casper, Wyo., from Thursday to Saturday. Their three games in that invitational will be against Northeastern Junior College, Casper College and Montana Western University’s JV squad.