The USU Eastern Men’s Basketball team used two non-conference games to shake off the holiday rust. On Saturday, they came out hitting on all cylinders against conference foe Colorado Northwestern. It was no close contest as the Eagles earned their third SWAC conference win with a 107-54 victory.
There was little left to the imagination by the half with Eastern up by over 25 points. They continued that pace in the second half of play. The Eagle defense held CNCC under 30 percent shooting from the floor on the night.
Kendahl Amerson led all scores with 25 and pulled in eight boards. Tahmier Burrell put up 16 and Jalemi Neely had 12. Travon Langston was just short of a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. Leland Mills was the fifth Eagle in double figures with 10 points.
The previous night, USU easily defeated the Colorado Kings, 115-84. Although the Eagles captured the win, the team had a rather slow start. Despite leading the Kings 53-35 at the half, USU could have easily ran away with the game long before the break.
Two tough road games are next on the slate for Eastern with a trip south to Snow College on Friday and then Salt Lake Community College on Saturday.