January 13 vs Colorado Northwestern Community College:
Women: Debatable foul calls and turnovers made for a back-and-forth start, but Salt Lake used tight defense to break the game open to claim their first conference victory, 66-46. Sofia Hepworth put up 18 points and Katie Walker dished seven dimes. Fawn Brady added 15 points.
Men: The Bruins jumped out to a 14-3 lead early thanks to a few quick steals and 3-pointers. They never looked back, winning 94-70. SLCC struggled to hold on to the ball early, but held a 45-36 lead at the half. Terrific defense and rebounding kept the Bruins on top in the second half as they cruised to the win. A very balanced scoring attack was led by Gabe Kindred’s 12 points.
January 14 Games vs USU-Eastern:
Women: Turnovers and poor shooting led to a Salt Lake loss, 58-44. Struggling out of the gate, the Lady Bruins (10-7, 1-3) managed to trail by just a point at the half, but USU-Eastern dominated on the boards in the second half to secure the win. SLCC turned the ball over 17 times and got just two points from its bench. In contrast, USU-Eastern secured 43 boards on the night. Sofia Hepworth had 13 points for SLCC. Fawn Brady had 11 and Marissa Robbins chipped in 10.
Men: With two seconds left and the game knotted at 76, SLCC’s Gabe Kindred nailed a shot from way beyond the arc to give the Bruins the victory. A hard-fought game that consisted of 11 lead changes and six ties throughout, Salt Lake looked good early, though USU-Eastern led 36-33 at half.
USU-Eastern went on a 9-0 run to start the second half, forcing the Bruins to regroup, but strong rebounding on both ends of the floor allowed for Salt Lake to get back in the game. Augustin Ambrosino paced Salt Lake with 19 points and eight boards. Kindred finished with 15 points after the buzzer beater. He also had eight assists. Salt Lake is 2-2 in conference play thus far.
Both squads will be on the road at Snow College this weekend.