TAYLORSVILLE You could almost count the number of shots the SLCC men's team missed in the second half Friday night on one hand.
Not by mere coincidence, you'd almost need all the fingers on all of the hands of the Bruins' five starters to count up by how many points they crushed Colorado Northwestern Community College at the Lifetime Activities Center.
After shooting 60.6 percent in the first half, the fifth-ranked Bruins basically ran a layup drill in the second half. They hit 80.6 percent of their shots, missing just six of 31 attempts after halftime, in their 107-59 blowout victory.
Boosted by that dazzling second-half sharpshooting display, the Bruins finished hitting 70.3 percent of their shots (45-for-64) while improving to 24-1 overall and 9-1 in Scenic West action.
"We just got layups (and) executed," said SLCC men's coach Norm Parrish. "I think we may have had games where we shot close to 70 (percent), but I don't think I've ever seen a team shoot 81 percent in the half."
Six Bruins hit double digits and four others scored six apiece in the Bruins' highest-scoring game of the season. DaVell Jackson led the way with 18 points on 9-for-11 shooting. Brian Green had 16 points, including three treys, and Marc Van Burck hit all six of his shots for 14 points off the bench.
Also, Yahosh Bonner added 11 points, Aaron Smith and Papa Samba Guisse each threw in 10.
The only place where the Bruins struggled was at the free-throw line. SLCC sank 36 of 48 inside the arc and drilled 9 of 16 3-point attempts, but it only connected on 8 of 15 free throws.
Poor foul shooting, giving up six more points than their per-game defensive average and sloppy ballhandling at the beginning of the game were about the only things the Bruins did that could be nitpicked. Parrish's challenge for today's 3 p.m. game might be trying to get the Bruins to come out and play as hard as they did against the Spartans (3-18, 1-9) on Friday.
"Even tonight our first five possessions we turned it over. Tomorrow, I hope it's not our first 10," he said. "We got on our guys defensively, and I thought for 30 of the 40 minutes we did OK."
The Bruins also outrebounded the Spartans 40-17, topped by nine from Guisse, and racked up 25 assists.
NORTH IDAHO 88, CEU 72: At Price, CEU's Darington Hobson scored 14 points, but the Golden Eagles fell on their court to the visiting Cardinals.
SOUTHERN IDAHO 90, SNOW 59: At Twin Falls, Idaho, Rory Patterson had 17 points and 10 rebounds, but 6-for-27 shooting from the 3-point
line doomed the Badgers against the No. 1 Golden Eagles.
SLCC 84, CNCC 43: At Taylorsville, Breanne Haslam and Nicole Brady each scored 13 points to lead the Bruins (19-6, 8-2) past the Spartans. SLCC also got 12 points apiece from Allie Lunt and Marquina
Gilliam-Hicks. Ashley Washburn of Clearfield led CNCC with 14 points.
NORTH IDAHO 70, CEU 61: At Price, the Golden Eagles fell below . 500 to 12-13, 3-7 with the home loss.