Future Oregon State Beaver Gary Payton II helps the Bruins knock off one of the top teams in the nation with 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double in a 76-68 win on Feb. 15, 2014.
Salt Lake Community College (23-5) beats a very good Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent in No. 2-ranked College of Southern Idaho (26-3) that had the opportunity to sweep SLCC, but the Bruins were ready to battle.
SLCC came out ready to play and led by as many as 22 points in the first half of play. The lead didn’t hold up as the Golden Eagles chipped away at the score in the second half to whittle it to five points late in the game.
The Bruins held their ground at the charity stripe late in the ball game to close things out.
SLCC out-rebounded the Golden Eagles on the offensive glass grabbing 14-6 on the night. SLCC shot the ball well throughout the game at 43 percent on 25-of-58 from the field.
SLCC was only 8-for-22 from downtown on the night.
Jaden Jackson didn’t struggle from the arc shooting 3-of-5 from long range and going for 17 points in the win.
The Bruins had four players in double figures on the night including Neal Monson who had a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks on the defensive end. De’Sean Parsons scored 11 points, five assists and two steals.
The Bruins and Head Coach Todd Phillips will return to Bruin Arena on Feb. 20 to face off with USU-Eastern. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.
If SLCC can win its final 2 games and CSI drops its last game, SLCC would have the same conference record and could claim a share of the conference title.
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