EPHRAIM—The Lady Badgers of Snow College finished their regular season at home with an impressive 84-39 win over the Spartans of Colorado Northwestern on Thursday night.
Snow was led by Sarah Lange off the bench with 16 points and eight rebounds. Ashlee Edwards tossed in another eleven points, and Tylie Jones came off the bench to add another ten points in the win. Over half of the Badger points were made by the bench with 47.
“It was good to have the luxury of an early lead,” said Head Coach Zu Grinsell. “We gave a lot of minutes to the bench, and they were able to play well and get some valuable experience.”
The Badgers never trailed in the game with CNCC, leading 22-5 after one quarter, 53-15 at the half, and 72-22 after three quarters.
Samiana Suguturaga led Snow College in rebounds with 11, and Kennedy Eskelson finished with seven rebounds and six assists. Passion Reitz also handed out six assists in the win.
Snow College took their game on the road for the first of six in a row and dropped a game to the number one team in the conference, the College of Southern Idaho, in a low scoring loss, 44-35.
“I thought we played well in the first half,” said Grinsell. “But we had a rough second half and ran out of gas defensively in the fourth quarter.”
Reitz carried the team with 14 points and eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the poor shooting of the team, who only managed under 24 percent for the game and just over 57 percent from the free throw line.
“Our defense was probably the best it’s ever been in the first three quarters,” said Grinsell. “We continue to improve defensively, and that’s what we need to keep doing. We just went cold offensively at the start of the second half, and it caught up with us at the end.”
The Lady Badgers are currently in a tie for second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference with Utah State University – Eastern and hold the tie breaker with them. Snow College will continue their road trip to Rangely, Colorado, to take on the Spartans on Thursday and then continue on to Salt Lake Community College on Saturday.