It took an extra session to close out the top ten showdown between No. 8 Salt Lake Community College and No. 9 College of Southern Idaho (CSI) on Feb. 15 in a 80-76 overtime loss.
SLCC (22-6) entered Saturday night’s game with an opportunity to sweep CSI (26-3) in the season series but fell short in OT.
The Bruins came out strong in the first half leading by five points, but CSI stormed back in the second half outscoring the Bruins 38-33 sending the game into overtime. The Bruins trailed as many as six points in the overtime session until Mercedes Riggs banked a three to narrow the gap to three points.
After the three ball dropped, the Bruins called a timeout, which they didn’t have, costing them a technical foul after the three points were on the board. CSI guard Patrice Toston made the pair of free throws to extend the lead to five. Riggs hit another late three, it just wasn’t enough to help the Bruins come back to win.
Bella Swan led the way for the Bruins with 19 points, five boards and two dimes. Riggs, who hit two late threes, ended her night with 14 points and six rebounds in the loss.
The Bruins return home on Thursday, Feb. 20. They will be facing USU-Eastern with tipoff at 5:30 p.m.
Students can attend the game free with their OneCard or stream it live at www.ihigh.com/saltlakecc/. The broadcast will begin 10 minutes prior to tipoff.
For more on SLCC Women’s Basketball, go to: www.slccbruins.com.