EPHRAIM, UT- The men’s basketball team defeated La Jolla Prep last Tuesday, 86-74. With the team down by five at halftime, they turned to two of their most reliable weapons in Marquis Horne and Jordan Rex to lead them to a come-from-behind win.
Horne led Salt Lake with 18 points from the field and Rex finished with a double-double, scoring 14 points to go with 11 rebounds. He hit 10-11 free throws to seal the win for the Bruins. The win moved SLCC to 8-0 on the season.
The next night, the Bruins secured another victory, an 83-72 win over Nortwest Colllege. SLCC was down by as many as 10 points in the game, but fought back to take the win.
Darian Carthran and Marquis Horne led Salt Lake with 18 points apiece. Carthran hit 4-7 from behind the arc, while Horne went 9 of 13 from the field. Gabe Kindred added 11 points and Jordan Rex controlled the boards, grabbing eight rebounds.
The team will head to Arizona to take on Tohono O’odaham College on back-to-back nights December 9 and 10.
ST. LOUIS, MO- The SLCC women’s basketball team defeated ninth-ranked Jefferson College 63-58 last Thursday. The Bruins led 38-31 at halftime. Thanks to four clutch free throws down the stretch by sophomore forward Marissa Robbins, the Bruins sealed the win. Robbins finished with 14 points. The win evened Salt Lake’s record at 4-4 on the season.
Nicole Newbold led Salt Lake offensively with a season-high 26 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Sofia Hepworth added 15 points and three steals. The Salt Lake defense held Jefferson to just 35% shooting from the field.
On Friday, Hepworth led SLCC over St. Louis College, 59-51. She scored a season-high 28 points on 11-21 shooting to go along with 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists. The win put Salt Lake’s record at 5-4 overall.
Marissa Robbins was the only other Bruin in double-digits with 14 points and seven rebounds. Salt Lake struggled to find their shooting touch during the game, but a clutch shot by Hepworth with two minutes remaining halted a St. Louis comeback.
The weekend sweep was completed on Saturday as SLCC took an 81-47 win against Logan College. The Bruins controlled the game from under the basket with 47 rebounds to Logan’s 27. The win takes Salt Lake’s record to 6-4 overall.
Off the bench, guard Diamond Marchand scored 18 points and had a team-high six assists. Halyli Shurtz was a perfect 3 for 3 from behind the arc, finishing with 13 points. Fawn Brady added 15 points, while Jessica Watson scored eight and grabbed seven rebounds. Salt Lake shot 50% from the field as a team and 60% from 3-point land.
The Bruins will return to the court after Christmas in the Scottsdale Tournament in Phoenix, AZ December 28-30.