No. 13 CSI Men's Basketball prevails over Williston State on Military Appreciation Night

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) As part of Military Appreciation Night, Idaho National Guard recruiters rappelled down to the court to deliver the game ball to the officials, prior to the CSI-Williston State men's basketball game.

Idaho Army National Guard recruiter David Pak said, "I rappel quite a bit, but this is my first time doing an event, like this, so it should be fun".

The school asked veterans and members of the military to stand in the audience and be recognized for the sacrifices they've made for our nation.

A lot of fans attended Friday night's game against Williston State, the second one of the Idaho Central Credit Union Invitational.

In the early contest, Indian Hills beat USU Eastern 100-82. It looked as though the Warriors would run away with the game at halftime since they led by 29 points. But the Eagles came back and outscored the Warriors by 11 in the second half.

CSI faces Indian Hills Saturday. First they're trying to win their seventh straight game, as the Tetons come to town.

All-American Khalid Thomas not starting, as he comes off a broken foot injury.

Anthony Davis Jr. helped the Tetons shoot 50 percent from three point range, he dropped back to back three's in front of the CSI bench, 18 points on the night for him.

Roberto Gittens answered with some of his own. He posted a team-high 21 points, with four from long range. After that score it's 12-10, Tetons.

Thomas though entered at the 13 minute mark to much praise. The team needed him, down by four and having issues behind the arc and on his first shot attempt, he drained a three pointer. He had five points in 10 minutes of action.

Both teams stepped up the defensive pressure here, first with the Gittens' steal, but Mychael Paulo came to help and blocks N'keil Nelson. He also had a game-high 26 points.

On the fast break, Malik Porter slammed it down, a one handed dunk, he had 17 points. Coreyoun Rushin also joined the party, with dunks of his own for a total of 10 points.

CSI wins it 100-89.

LAS VEGAS TOURNAMENT:

Central Arizona College 75, CSI Women 74: The Golden Eagles could not stop Ayanna Clark, she posted a game-high 30 points on 12/16 shooting. Leading CSI in the loss, Petra Farkas with 14 points, while both Brooke Haney and Mallory LaPoole added 12.



 
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