MaWhinney, UVU women stay hot with third straight win

Seattle – For the third time in as many games, Utah Valley University forward Rebecca MaWhinney scored in double digits and the UVU women’s basketball team stretched their winning streak to three games Thursday with a 61-44 win over Western Athletic Conference foe Seattle University.

The Wolverine defense was suffocating as Seattle shot just under 29 percent on the night and only 21 percent from beyond the arc. Seattle won the rebound battle 39-36 but had a hard time taking care of the ball as UVU forced 21 turnovers.

On the other end, UVU had a decent night offensively, shooting just over 44 percent from the floor, including just under 36 percent on 3-point shots.

After being named the WAC Player of the Week for her performances last week,  MaWhinney continued her momentum, shooting 6-for-7 from the field including a scorching 5-for-6 from long range en route to a game high 20 points. MaWhinney had a complete game, adding seven rebounds, five steals and an assist to her line.UVUWbbvsISU-17

The Wolverines had three scorers in double digits with Sam Loggins and Karlee Norris joining MaWhinney with 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Seattle was led by Heredia and Best with eight points each. Heredia also recorded six rebounds and three assists while Best added three rebounds, five assists and two steals.

UVU will continue their road trip Saturday, taking their momentum into a matchup against Cal State University Bakersfield, tipping off at 2 p.m. with streaming available on the WAC Digital Network.

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