Both CSI basketball teams reach Region 18 Championship
RICHFIELD, Utah (KMVT/KSVT) — The No. 1 seed College of Southern Idaho men’s basketball team held off an upset-minded USU-Eastern team, advancing to the Region 18 Championship by the final of 69-55.
The Golden Eagles face the No. 2 seed Salt Lake Community College on Saturday at 3 p.m. for an automatic bid to the NJCAA National Championships.
The No. 2 CSI women’s basketball team used a 27-point fourth quarter to slam the door on any idea USU-Eastern had of winning, to also advance to the championship game, 70-52.
The catalyst? Sophomore Kaitlin Burgess, who led the Golden Eagles with 22 points, 14 of them from the fourth quarter alone.
The Golden Eagles trailed by five at halftime, but used a run to close out the third quarter.
CSI now faces Snow College for an automatic bid to the NJCAA women’s basketball championships.
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