UVU captures first GWC win

0 comments, Monday, January 21st, 2013, by Garrett Coleman, in Sports
It was a late 15-2 rally to end the game that sealed the 21-point victory for the Wolverines over Houstoun Baptist 83-62 at home on Jan. 12.

Leading the way for the victory was senior forward Alfonzo Hubbard. Hubbard led the way with a career-high 24 points and 5 steals and was named player of the game.

The team as a whole played well around Hubbard, shooting for 60 percent from the field in the victory, which really helped the Wolverines hold on to the victory.

“We shared the ball well and made quality passes that led to good looks,” said Head Coach Dick Hunsaker. “The active play of our players, getting balls and making smart plays, really helped us out tonight.”

The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead in the game, being really aggressive and playing smart with the ball. This aggressive play led them to a 9-point advantage at halftime.

At first, the second half seemed like it was going to be a different story. Despite hitting 60 percent of their shots, the Wolverines’ lead had dwindled.

With less than 5 miuntes left in the game, the Huskies looked as if they were going to make a full comeback. They had only been down by 8 points at 68-60.

After the 14-4 scoring onslaught by Houston Baptist, the Wolverines went on a tear with a 15-2 rally to hold off the surging Huskies as they sealed the victory.

The win was a good one for the Wolverines, as they have now won two straight and are looking to keep the momentum while playing at home.

“Houston Baptist is a very athletic team, and we are fortunate to get a win at home,” Hunsaker said. “Hopefully we can find our fiber at home.”

The Wolverines will need to find that fiber as they try to win the Great West Conference again, making the home games a vital part of that quest. They have another chance at home on Jan. 28 when they face Peru State College.

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