CEU loses close game to SLCC
Trailing Salt Lake Community College the majority of the game, the College of Eastern Utah struggled to control SLCC's shots beyond the arc. SLCC ended the night with 13 three-pointers and racked up more than half their scrore from oustide. CEU tied and finally took the lead with almost two minutes left in the game. With just over a second left the Bruins had the ball when a questionable call from the referees sent them to the line. Missing one but making one the score became 73-72. The inbound pass with .8 seconds on the clock was picked and the clock wound down, much to the dismay of those CEU fans in attendace.
The crowd turn out was one of the biggest in years and the energy inside was incredible. With only those not able to stand sitting during the last two minutes sitting. The mood was very somber leaving the BDAC after the heart breaking loss.
Beating SLCC earlier in the season by six in Salt Lake, the Bruins showed they were hungry for revenge. On Friday the Eagles were the favored team and not much can be said for the preformance. The effort put forth by the Eagles was great but several things added to their disappointing loss. They could not capitalize on their shots, and they made 70 percent of their free throws but each half saw less than 50 percent shooting from the floor. The Bruins saw even less efficency from the inside the arc but did manage to make 50 percent from beyond. The game was pretty evenly played with not too many fouls being blatantly bizarre. The leading scorer for the Eagles was Michael Glover with 20 points and nine boards.
Jonathan Mills had 15 points and nine boards. Several coaches from around the state and one from Nevada were in attendance and were easy to spot. The game proved to be a show of talent on both sides and several players undoubtably made good impressions on the scouts.
The first half ended with CEU down by eight and they were never able to pull away. Better three point coverage would have been key to keeping the points down for SLCC but they couldn't contain Salt Lake's Jake Dastrop who went 6-8 from the three point range.
CEU's Vander Jorquim got into foul trouble early in the game and sat on the bench most of the first half.