UVU VIC­TORY

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Lorie Gar­nett

“The Utah Val­ley women’s bas­ket­ball team (1-1) de­feated the Bris­tol Bears (21) Satur­day in their sec­ond game of the sea­son 109-74, the fourth high­est scor­ing game in UVU his­tory.

True fresh­man Tay­lor Gor­don led the Wolver­ines with a ca­reer high 23 points. She was only outscored in the game by Bris­tol’s Mon­ica Jack­son with 25 points.

“It was a team ef­fort and we had some play­ers come off the bench and make some con­tri­bu­tions that we needed them to make,” head coach Cathy Nixon said. “As a team we aren’t just look­ing at this game we are fo­cused on the process and are look­ing ahead to our game on Mon­day night against Mon­tana Tech.”

The Wolver­ines took an early 10-4 lead with a layup from Rha­iah Spooner-Knight, a three pointer from fresh­man Mariah Seals and a free throw from Sam Log­gins with 16:38 left. The Wolver­ines con­tin­ued to roll with the three point­ers with fresh­man Tay­lor Gor­don record­ing two and se­nior Megan Smith bank­ing her first ca­reer three by the half.

Kar­lee Nor­ris con­trib­uted 14 points be­fore the break shoot­ing 6-7 from the field and adding two free throws. Spooner-Knight and Gor­don (8-12 from the field) each had twelve points at the half. Nor­ris, Spooner-Knight and Gor­don regis­tered 38 points of the 56-33 score at the half.

Spooner-Knight would go on to score two more points, con­tribut­ing 14 points to­tal to the fi­nal score. Log­gins also con­trib­uted 12 points.

The streak con­tin­ued for Gor­don, shoot­ing 3-5 from the three point line, tear­ing down four re­bounds, bank­ing 5 as­sists and two steals. Gor­don led the team in points, steals and as­sists.

Utah Val­ley shot 22-33, or 71 per­cent from the field, and 4-6, or 66.7 per­cent from be­hind the three point line in the first half. Over­all the UVU field goal per­cent­age was 61 per­cent, the fifth high­est in Utah Val­ley his­tory.

The Wolver­ines made 32 free throws, the sec­ond high­est in UVU his­tory, and tied the school record for free throws at­tempted in a game with 45. The last record was set against Mon­tana State in 2006.

Up­com­ing Utah Val­ley home games are on 12/6 Boise State 3 pm, 12/11 Air Force 7 pm, and 12/29 Ne­braska-Omaha 3 pm at the UCCU Cen­ter.

Linsey Craig

Tay­lor Gor­don leads UVU to win over Bris­tol univer­sity 109-74.

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