By Cory McKendrick, USU Eastern Sports Information Contributor:
Price, UT – The Utah State University men’s basketball team split their Scenic West Athletic Conference weekend after losing to Snow just two nights earlier, they responded to come out on top against Colorado Northwestern Community College on February 1. The Eagles bested the Spartans 105-87.
The Eagles were red hot from the field in tonight’s game. They shot 64% from the field and 66% from long range. The hot shooting and a 40-point margin of bench scoring in favor of the Eagles were huge difference makers in the game.
Christian Haffner continued to light it up from the 3-point area code. He netted 7 of 12 threes in his game-high 24-point scoring affair. The 7 three-pointers tonight made 13 total in the last two games for Haffner.
Turahn Thompson poured in 20 points in the victory and Vojtech Ruzek rounded out the high scorers for the Eagles with 15. Every Eagle who entered the game registered points on the stat sheet.
The second half was the difference maker for the Eagles. It was a four-point game entering half time in favor of the Eagles. After scoring 50 in the first half, they closed out the game with another 50 point half with 55.
The Eagles coached by Adjalma Becheli will travel in tandem with the women’s team to Taylorsville, UT to play #13 Salt Lake Community College on February 6th. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.