Salt Lake Community College exits NJCAA women’s basketball tournament
No. 11 seed Salt Lake Community College lost to No. 6 seed Iowa Western, 57-46, on Wednesday in the second round of the NJCAA women’s basketball national tournament in Salina, Kansas.
The Bruins struggled offensively against the Reivers, shooting just 31.1 percent (14 of 45) from the field and committing 23 turnovers. Salt Lake made 4 of 17 shots in the first half and trailed 32-20 at the intermission.
SLCC’s Shelby Richards led all scorers with 20 points on 5-for-12 shooting. No other Bruins reached double figures. Cassidy Whitney, who did not play in the first-round matchup against ASA College, was held scoreless in 12 minutes off the bench.
Salt Lake ends the 2014-15 season with a 27-7 overall record.
SLCC softball destroys Colorado Northwestern
Salt Lake’s softball team (24-4 overall, 14-2 Scenic West), currently No. 2 in the latest NJCAA poll, outscored Colorado Northwestern Community College 40-1 over a four-game series at Bruin Field in Taylorsville.
SLCC defeated CNCC 8-0 and 15-0 in Thursday’s doubleheader. Each game was called after five innings. Baylee Reaves allowed three hits to get the win in game one, and Elisha Jahnke no-hit the Spartans in game two.
Friday’s doubleheader saw the Bruins win 9-1 in six innings in game one and 8-0 in five innings. CNCC scored their only run of the series in game one, a solo home run off Bruin pitcher Lauren Frailey.
SLCC will face College of Southern Idaho on March 27 and 28, then face in-state rival Snow College on April 3 and 4. SLCC returns to Bruin Field to play College of Southern Nevada on April 10.
Bruin baseball takes 3 of 4 from Spartans
SLCC (18-12 overall, 4-4 Scenic West) recently completed a four-game series versus Colorado Northwestern in Rangely, Colorado. After dropping the first game to the Spartans on Thursday, SLCC won the next three games Friday and Saturday.
The Bruins lost 9-1 on Thursday. Salt Lake scored their only run in the second inning off an RBI single by Taylor Snyder. CNCC scored three runs in the third and extended their lead with a five-run seventh inning.
On Friday, Salt Lake scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning en route to an 11-3 victory in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. In the second game, Sean Pico gave up one run in six innings on the mound as the Bruins defeated the Spartans 5-1.
The Bruins scored four runs in the first and fifth innings on their way to a 12-6 victory on Saturday. Trevor Peterson went 4 for 4 with a triple, drove in three runs and stole two bases. Matt Hape earned the win after five innings of work.
SLCC returns to Cate Field to play College of Southern Idaho on March 26.