EPHRAIM, Utah (KMVT/KSVT) NJCAA WOMEN:
Snow College 86, CSI 62 - A two point deficit at halftime turned into a lopsided loss for the Golden Eagles.
No one could stop Burley High School grad Sydney Pilling, she along with Savannah Domgaard posted a game-high 24 points. Pilling drained six three-pointers on 60% shooting from long range.
Jerome grad Kaela McClure led CSI with 17 points (5-for-6 from long distance). She added three assists and two steals. Brooke Haney finished the game with 14 points and Bailey Hawkins posted 10 points and eight rebounds.
Now Snow College claims at least a share of the Scenic West Athletic Conference title for the first time since 2001.
The Golden Eagles face a must-win game Saturday at USU Eastern to earn a bye in the opening round of next week's Region 18 Tournament. If Salt Lake beats Colorado Northwestern Saturday, Snow and Salt Lake will be tied atop the standings and the Bruins hold the tie break, which would give Snow the #2 seed.
No. 23 Snow College 73, No. 14 CSI 62 - The Golden Eagles only trailed by two at halftime just like the ladies, but were outscored in the second half. Despite Malik Porter scoring 15 points, Roberto Gittens adding 13 points and Khalid Thomas producing 11.
CSI's poor shooting woes continued as they were just 12-of-34 from the field and 3-of-16 from beyond the 3-point line.
They will take the second seed to next week's Region 18 Tournament. With the loss, CSI falls to 22-7 on the year, 7-4 in SWAC play. Snow improves to 24-6 overall, 9-3 in SWAC.
Both teams travel to USU Eastern on Saturday.