USU Eastern's Vitor Machado protects the ball from a Salt Lake CC player while Machado calls out a play on offense. Machado finished with eight points as USU Eastern fell to SLCC 75-57 on Thursday evening.
Slow second half efforts hurt the USU Eastern Men's Basketball team as they were swept by Salt Lake Community College and Snow College at home over the weekend.
Against SLCC, the Golden Eagles trailed 33-31 at halftime but a slow start on offense in the second half left the Golden Eagles with a large deficit to overcome. SLCC went on a 14-3 run to start the second half and built a lead as large as 24 while outscoring the Golden Eagles 42-26 in the second half to hand USU Eastern a 75-57 loss. Jason Timpf led the Golden Eagles with 11 points in the loss.
In their game against Snow College on Saturday, the Golden Eagles took a 29-26 lead into the second half and led by as many as five points in the second half. USU Eastern last led 54-53 after a free-throw by Dytanya Johnson with 2:17 left in the game. But Snow College went on a 5-0 run to take the 59-56 win.
Jeff Perkins led the Golden Eagles against Snow College with 10 points.
USU Eastern is now 12-8 and 2-3 in Scenic West Athletic Conference play.
The Lady Eagles took a split in Scenic West Athletic Conference games over the weekend as they defeated Snow College 64-59 while losing to Salt Lake Community College 70-64.
In their game against SLCC, the Lady Eagles led by 48-41 with 11:33 left in the second half. But SLCC responded with a 15-0 run to take a 56-48 lead with over six minutes left in the game.
The Lady Eagles battled back and were able to cut the SLCC lead down to 66-63 with 28 seconds left. But SLCC added points from the free-throw line to help secure the win.
Hailee Parry scored 13 points to lead the Lady Eagles and Gabriela Borges added 12.
Against Snow College, the Lady Eagles trailed through much of the second half before taking a 60-57 lead on a 3-pointer by Amy Arbon with 1:09 left in the game. Arbon and Parry added free-throws down the stretch for the six-point win.
The Lady Eagles had four players in double figures as Arbon led the team with 13 points. Parry (12), Isabela Costa (12) and Abby Call (10) also finished in double figures.
The Lady Eagles are 5-13 on the season including a 2-3 record in SWAC play.