This archived article was written by: Brett Smart
Utah State University women’s basketball team concluded their season Feb. 26, after a game against North Idaho College at the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho. The women were coming off of a big win against Colorado Northwestern Community College the prior weekend.
The Eagles came to play for their last home court game before conference. The women played with high energy, especially in the second half where they extended their lead with the help of Clarissa Perez, who scored 13 points, Ana Borges recovered 13 rebounds, and Ashley Price with seven assists. “It was good to see their effort pay off that way for them,” Coach Morgan Warburton said. The Eagles won 63-50.
In their first tournament game, the women played North Idaho College. The Eagles kept pace for the first quarter and began to fall further behind as the game progressed. Maile Richardson scored an impressive 21 points while Borges recovered 8 rebounds.
“We battled in the first part of the game but we didn’t have it in the second half,” Warburton said. The women lost that night 64-87. “We met our goals for the season… we don’t measure our success by wins and losses.”
Next year, the Golden Eagles look forward to bringing back freshmen Clarissa Perez and Maile Richardson, as well as bringing on fresh recruits. “We [the coaches and players] learned a lot this year and we plan to apply it next season.”