The Lady Badgers went on the road to Colorado to face the Lady Spartans, and their defense proved to be the biggest factor in a 65-30 win that keeps the Badgers in second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.
“Our goal was to finish the game strong defensively,” said Head Coach Zu Grinsell. “We lacked a good defensive finish last week, but did a great job tonight.”
The Badgers held CNCC to just nine second half points en route to the win on the road.
Kennedy Eskelson had a breakout offensive performance, leading the Badgers with 14 points and five assists. Passion Reitz and Samiana Suguturaga each added eight points, and Sugutraga led Snow College with eight rebounds.
“Eskelson had a great game all around. She shot well from the floor and played great defense on CNCC’s impact players,” said Grinsell. “Reitz did a little bit of everything for us, and brought a ton of energy to the game.”
On Saturday, Snow College had one quarter that the Badgers couldn’t recover from and dropped their second game of the year to Salt Lake Community College, 51-40.
“We played a pretty good game with the exception of the third quarter,” said Grinsell. “You can’t have letdowns against a team as good as Salt Lake and hope to win games.”
The Badgers shot just ten per cent from the field in the third quarter and scored just three points. The Bruins used that quarter to score 16 of their own points and extend their two-point halftime lead to 15 going into the fourth quarter.
“Our defense was strong, but we couldn’t get our shots to fall,” said Grinsell. “I thought we got some good looks offensively and we moved the ball pretty well…we just couldn’t get shots to fall.”
Snow College had five blocked shots and eleven steals and even outscored the Bruins in the fourth quarter but couldn’t make up for the third quarter collapse.
Suguturaga led the Badgers with 13 points, Addi Johnson finished with eight as the Badgers dropped a half game behind the Bruins for second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. Snow College will finish with three games in three days on the road to the College of Southern Nevada and Community Christian College.