After an 11-0 combined holiday break men’s and women’s teams shoot to the top of the standings in the Scenic West standings.
The women’s basketball team went 5-0, 4-0 in conference, and had another game cancelled. The Bruins beat the Cardinals of North Idaho College on Dec. 11 77-69, and they also beat The College of Southern Idaho 66-62. They fallowed that up with a non-conference win over Treasure Valley 58-50 on Jan. 6. They went on the road for their fist conference games of the New Year and beat the College of Eastern Utah 69-58 and the College of Colorado Northwestern 79-68 on Jan. 8 and ninth.
The men’s team went 6-0 over the break, 4-0 on conference, and had their fair mixture of blow outs and close calls. The Bruins beat NIC and CSI the same weekend as the women. They beat NIC 89-84, and CSI 66-63. On Dec. 16 they beat Salish Kootenai 107-77. They started the New Year with a bang beating the Metro All-Stars 84-67. They started back into conference play with a 73-72 win on the road at CEU and another at CNCC 93-52.
Leading the way for the Lady Bruins was freshman guard Haley Holmstead. Holmstead averaged 25 points for the five games with a high of 34. Their stellar conference record of 8-0 (16-1 on the season) has given them an early 2 game lead in conference play. The Women have pushed their way to a 16 game winning streak as well as the number two ranking in the nation.
On the men’s side it was a more balanced attack as they have now won their eighth straight game, pushing them to a three-way tie with CEU and NIC at 6-2. Their overall record is 15-3.
Coming up this weekend both Bruins teams will be in action at home. As they take on the Badgers of Snow College on Saturday Jan. 16. Tip-off for the women is 3:00 and 5:00 for the men. All home games are played on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Lifetime Activity Center.