CEU Men Scorch Snow at Home over Weekend
|CEU player shoots past Snow in earlier home game.|
The College of Eastern Utah Golden Eagles sailed over the Snow College Badgers on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Playing a much weaker team, CEU gained some momentum before they head off to meet the two teams that rank above them in the standings. On Friday night, the Eagles scorched the Badgers 80-68. On Saturday night, CEU nailed them 81-77.
Friday night's match-up started out with the two teams playing some close ball. The Eagles were barely up by five at the half. Each team was hot at the line with CEU putting in 90 percent and Snow hitting 92 percent.
CEU stepped up their defense in the second half of play. They shut the Badger shooting down to a mere 28 percent. The Eagles continued to hit a respectable 42 percent from the field as well as going 4-9 from the three-point range.
Michael McCrary and Tyler Billings stuffed in 17 apiece. Tyler Kepkey added 15 as well. Kepkay went 3-5 from downtown.
Saturday night the Badgers stepped up their defense and limited the Eagles to 37 points while they put 47 on the board.
In the hole by 10 points, the Eagles needed another strong finish to take the game. The squad stepped up their shooting percentage to 64 percent and shut down the Badgers at the same time.
The team worked its way back into the game. They outscored Snow by 14 points in the second half of play to steal the win.
CEU now heads up to Northern Idaho to play next week. The following week they will return home to take on Salt Lake in the final home stand before tournament play.
Both teams are ahead of CEU in the SWAC standings. The Eagles are 8-6 in conference play heading into their final games.