Southern Idaho Dominates in 3rd Place Victory Over T-Birds, 85-52

Mesa's Errol Newman gets tied up by two Southern Idaho defenders Saturday night at the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout. (Photo by Aaron Webster)
Mesa's Errol Newman gets tied up by two Southern Idaho defenders Saturday night at the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout. (Photo by Aaron Webster)

Mesa, AZ - There are nights to remember and then there are nights to forget.

For the Mesa Thunderbirds men's basketball team, Thursday's upset of #4 Salt Lake was a night to remember but Saturday's 85-52 loss to College of Southern Idaho was a night to forget.

The T-Birds finished the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout with a 1-2 record, claiming fourth place overall.

Sindou Diallo was a bright spot for the T-Birds, scoring 20 points while pulling down seven rebounds.  Mesa however shot just 27 percent (17-62) from the field and connected on only four of 23 three-pointers.  

Mesa will now begin the second half of their conference schedule, first against the Central Arizona Vaquero's at home next Wednesday night at 7:30 pm then they will head to Thatcher, AZ for a matchup with the Eastern Arizona Gila Monsters, also a 7:30 pm tip.

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