Women’s Basketball Returns Home Defeated

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Kyle Bruderer, Sports Writer

The Utah Valley University women’s basketball team finished their two game road trip with a loss to the University of San Francisco on Saturday 50-69. UVU is now 3-1 at home but has yet to win a game on the road as their road record stands at 0-3.

“My hope coming into this trip was that we could pick up a win, so I was disappointed but the overall goal was to get experience and grow,” said head coach Cathy Nixon. “We started this game with more intensity than we did the game on Wednesday and the difference tonight was turnovers. We had 18 turnovers and it’s hard to win any game, especially on the road when you turn the ball over that much.”

The Wolverines found themselves down 25-23 with under three minutes to go in the first half after a bucket by Rhaiah Spooner-Knight and a three pointer by Patrice Toston. USF then went on an 8-0 run to close out the half putting them up 33-23.

In the second half UVU got into foul trouble, there were no Wolverine players that fouled out of the game but Mariah Seals, Rebecca Mawhinney, and Spooner-Knight each committed four personals. USF capitalized on their trips to the free throw line by making 15 out of their 20 attempts in the second half. Taylor Proctor led the way for USF with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Toston finished with 15 points in the loss for UVU, Rebecca Mawhinney was the only other Wolverine who added double digit scoring with 10 points.

UVU will return home and play Southern Utah at the UCCU center on Tuesday Dec. 2. At 7 p.m.

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