TWIN FALLS, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) The College of Southern Idaho Women's Basketball team got off to a rough start in conference play.
In the Scenic West Athletic Conference opener against Snow College on Saturday, CSI shot 3-14 from three point range and made only 37.5% of the shots taken.
The team fell quickly behind by ten at halftime.
In comparison, the team forced more turnovers, than produced themselves and rebounded well.
Now against No. 7 Salt Lake, the Golden Eagles will have to execute all three and then some.
The Bruins feature Tia Hay, who is leading the conference with 18 points per game and having an All-American kind of year.
CSI features five players from Utah, we chatted with some of them on their homecoming game.
Jane Nelson said, "I just think that since a lot of us are from Utah, we want to play our best against Salt Lake since we're top in the league, so it's always exciting to play them."
"I am excited to hopefully get a win on the road and play some better competition and see how we grow as a team," explained Nicole Heyn.
Head coach Randy Rogers said, "I like the fact first we're getting shots. teams have stopped pressing us because we get a lot of shots in transition, I think they're trying to get back and guard their end of the court. Salt Lake will do some of the same things, they just want to make you take contested outside shots. But if we continue to take those shots and make them like we did in the preseason, I think we'll be fine, we'll be in the game."
The Bruins and Golden Eagles tip off Thursday at 5:30.
CSI hopes for a repeat of last year's magic. In the final game at Salt Lake, the Golden Eagles won 65-58.