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USUE picks up wins in final season games

By Sun Advocate

The USU Eastern men’s and women’s basketball teams both picked up home wins over Colorado Northwestern Community College on Saturday, with the men winning 83-58 and the women winning 63-50.
The Golden Eagle men’s team started off the game slow against the Spartans, but by halftime held an 11-point lead. The Golden Eagles more than doubled their tally in the second half, while the Spartans scored two less points than the first half.
Philip Winston led USUE with 20 points in the game, going 8-16 from the field with two three-pointers and 2-4 from the free throw line. Winston also led the team with 10 rebounds, one offensive and nine defensive. Solomon Rolls-Tyson scored 18 points in the game, going 5-8 from the field with three three-pointers and 5-8 from the free throw line. Alexander Morrell scored 16 points going 6-13 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. He also tallied eight rebounds, two offensive and six defensive.
The Golden Eagle women also picked up a win over the Spartans, with rebounds counting big for USUE with 37 for the team on the night. The game was a back-and-forth battle throughout the first two periods with neither team leading by more than five points. Before the halftime buzzer, a jumper shot by Clarissa Perez gave the Golden Eagles a one-point lead. After the break, whereas the Golden Eagles came out energized and rejuvinated, the Spartans lagged. USUE capitalized on the Spartans’ sluggishness and increased their lead through the next two periods.
Ana Borges led the Golden Eagles with 13 points, going 5-13 from the field and 2-2 from the free throw line. Borges also tallied 13 rebounds on the night, three offensive and 10 defensive. Perez also tallied 13 points on the night, going 5-8 from the field and 1-3 from the free throw line. Barbara Cousino Contreras scored 11 points in the game, going 4-10 from the field with three three-pointers.
Both the men and women will head to Twin Falls, ID Thursday for the SWAC Tournament. The men will take on Snow College at 7:30 p.m. and the women will take on North Idaho College at 5:30 p.m.

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