The Bruins opened their weekend on Friday by defeating Tohono O’Odham College, 111-69. Six SLCC players scored in double digits. Salt Lake held TOC to just 21 percent shooting while making 56 percent of their shots.
Augustin Ambrosino had a double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Gabe Kindred had 17, Marquis Horne had 14 on 6-of-7 shooting and Louis Garrett had 12. Jordan Bernardo and Stephane Manga had 10 each.
The team collided with Mesa Community College on Saturday night in an epic battle which consisted of 12 lead changes and seven ties. The Bruins came out on top, scoring 33 points off Mesa turnovers to win 72-62.
Louis Garrett led Salt Lake with 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting, going 6-6 from the charity stripe. Skylar Halford added 12 points, while Gabe Kindred finished with 11. The Bruins shot an impressive 88% from the free throw line in the second half. With the win, Salt Lake is 3-0 on the season.
Salt Lake travels to Ephraim, Utah for the Snow College Tournament next weekend.
Hot shooting led the Salt Lake Community College women’s basketball team to a 94-48 win over Olds College last Thursday night at the SLCC Tournament. The win was their first victory of the season.
The Bruins opened the game on a 16-0 run, which lead them to a 47-19 lead at halftime. Salt Lake continued to light up the scoreboard in the second half, shooting an impressive 52 percent from the field, outscoring Olds 47-29. The win put the Bruins at 1-2 on the season.
Sofia Hepworth led the offensive charge hitting 10 of 22 shots for 21 points. Marissa Robbins scored 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting, Fawn Brady scored 12 points off the bench and Hayli Shurtz finished with 13. Defensively, Salt Lake forced Olds College to commit 32 turnovers while grabbing 22 steals. They held Olds to just 27 percent shooting from the field.
The next night against Northwest Powell College, the Bruins hit the century mark, scoring 100 points in a 47 point win. Six Bruins scored at least 10 points while the defense forced 24 turnovers and held NPC to just 28 percent from the field.
Nicole Newbold led the Bruins in scoring, shooting a perfect 8-for-8 from the field in putting up 17 points. Jessica Watson provided a huge lift off of the bench, picking up a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Sofia Hepworth had 15, Fawn Brady had 12, Diamond Marchand chipped in 11 and Hayli Schurtz added 10 for SLCC.
The team finished weekend play on Saturday by falling to Midland College, 67-60. The Bruins led 35-29 at halftime but cold shooting in the second half and 20 turnovers on the night led to the loss for SLCC. The game went back-and-forth, displaying 10 lead changes and six ties. Salt Lake is now 2-3 overall.
Marissa Robbins and Sofia Hepworth led Salt Lake with 16 points apiece. Robbins went 6-15 from the field and 4-6 from the free throw line, while Hepworth went 6-12 from the field and a perfect 4-4 from the line. Nicole Newbold added 11 points to go along with six rebounds.
The Bruins will return to the hardwood on Thanksgiving weekend as they host the Thanksgiving Shootout at Bruin Arena. Admission is free for students with a OneCard.