This archived article was written by: Phil Winston
Six players from USU Eastern’s basketball teams received allocates at the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament. Four of the six were named Second-Team-All Conference and two were named honorable mention at the championship game hosted by College of Southern Idaho.
Returning guards and captains, Brandon Sly and Phil Winston, were named Second-Team All Conference. According to the two sophomores, they set high standards for the team and themselves. They worked hard and led the team every day.
Sly averaged 15.9 shooting 47.5 percent from the field, four rebounds and four assists per game. At 5-foot -10-inches tall, the Riverton High School graduate from Riverton, Utah graduates from USU Eastern in May.
At 6-foot-two-inches tall, Winston averaged 15.1 shooting 43 percent, four rebounds per game and five assists per games. Winston hails from Lakewood, Wash., where he played at Clover Park High School. Some considered Sly and Winston the best backcourt in the country by leading their team to 18 wins.
Solomon Rolls-Tyson, from West Midlands, England; and Tevin Ferris, from Gary, Indiana, also received acknowledgement for the individual stats. At 6-foot-8-inches tall, the sophomore forward from England averaged 12-points shooting 50 percent from the field, with six rebounds and one assist per game.
At 6-foot-8-inches tall, freshman forward Ferris averaged nearly a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds shooting 44 percent from the field. Rolls-Tyson and Ferris both received SWAC honorable mentions.
The women’s team was led by returning starting guards Barabara Cousino and Ana Borges who were both named Second-Team-All Conference. From Maipu St. Santiago, Chili, Cousino averaged 13 points shooting 37 percent from the field, five rebounds and two assists per game, plus a single game three-point record for Eastern. The 5-foot-8-inch sophomore graduates from USU Eastern in May.
From Vill Cisper, Brasil, Borges averaged nine points, six rebounds and two assists per game. The 5-foot-11-inch sophomore also graduates from Eastern in May.