Snow drops final two games of
season, takes fourth in conference
By James Tilson
Mar. 1, 2018
EPHRAIM—The men’s’ basketball team of Snow College wrapped up its regular season last week, suffering two defeats—to College of Southern Idaho (CSI) and Utah State University–Eastern.
Snow finished the year with a record of 13-15 on the season, 3-9 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, which was good for fourth place in the conference.
The Badgers arguably played a better game than CSI last Thursday, Feb. 22, leading for 32 of the 40 minutes and holding a 14-point lead in the first half.
But CSI battled back from the deficit and forced an overtime period.
Once there, they outscored the Badgers 12-4 to claim the 95-87 victory.
Robert Nielson, Snow’s coach, said the Badgers “played a great game at CSI. Guys were focused and defended. [We] had opportunities to win but missed a few important free throws. It showed how good we can be.”
Logan Hokanson and Stockton Shorts both scored 30 points to lead the Badgers.
In another typically tight Scenic West game, the outcome was in doubt until the very end between the Badgers and the Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 24, in Ephraim.
Eastern did not take the lead for good until late in the game, and the outcome was not sure until the Eagles’ Rafael Monteiro completed an old-fashioned three-point play with 54 seconds left in the game.
The Badgers fell to the Eagles 80-74.
Jake Bailey had a big night for the Badgers, scoring 16 points and pulling down seven rebounds.
The Badgers will compete in the conference tournament held at the Horne Activity Center in Ephraim this week, starting today.
The Badgers will face Colorado Northwestern College, and tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
The winner of that game will face the No. 1 seed, Salt Lake Community College, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The championship game will be on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.