Utah State University Eastern hosted a Friday night rivalry game against Pinnacle and Green River. The college had its spirit team on hand to cheer on the big game. In fact, there was even a boxing match between Emmett the Eagle and Pinnacle’s Panther during halftime.
The Panthers entered the game with some momentum after beating Monticello on the road earlier in the week. On the other hand, the Pirates were looking for their first win in the region.
It wouldn’t be Green River’s night as Cole Barton absolutely dominated the contest. The second had an amazing night, shooting 53 percent from the floor and finishing with 26 points (9-17). He went 3-6 from three and nearly outclassed the Pirates.
If that wasn’t enough, Barton also had 13 rebounds to lead the Panthers and record a double-double. Michael Schmitz added 10 points while Jonathan Kessler had eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds. The Panthers have now won their first two regional games beating Green River 55-33.
This week, Pinnacle (6-6, 2-0) will stay at Price to host Whitehorse (8-7, 2-1) on Friday. Green River (1-12, 0-2) will return home to face Wayne (2-8) on Wednesday and Whitehorse (8-7, 2-1) on Saturday.