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Northridge, Calif. • The BYU women's basketball team beat Penn State 63-51 on Saturday afternoon in the Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Classic consolation game.
BYU was led by Lexi Eaton Rydalch with 24 points and Kalani Purcell with a career-high 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Cougars led throughout.
Rydalch also had four rebounds, three assists and a steal. This is her sixth straight game with double-digit points.
The game marked freshman Jasmine Moody's first career start, with four rebounds and two points. Before fouling out, she earned 18 minutes of playing time. Moody started in place of Micaeee Orton, who has been out for two games because of an injury.
BYU's largest lead of the game came with 5 seconds to go in the first half, at 35-21, before Penn State's Kaliyah Mitchell sunk a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
BYU, which had 19 offensive rebounds in the win, plays BYU-Hawaii on Wednesday.
Alabama 67, Utah Valley 60 • In Reno, Nevada, Mariah Seals led UVU with 14 points but the Wolverines had their six-game winning streak snapped by the Crimson Tide.
UVU held the lead for two miutes in the third quarter, but Crimson Tide (6-0) regained it with a layup by Breanna Hayden, and held it the rest of the game.
North Carolina A&T 78, Southern Utah 65 • In Albuquerque, N.M., the Thunderbirds trailed by only three points at halftime before ending the game with their eighth straight loss to end the season. Guard Ashleigh Munns hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points for the T-birds.
SLCC 90, Athletic Allianz 65 • In Taylorsville, the Lady Bruins earned their 10th consecutive victory. Tilar Clark had a game-high 22 points and five assists for the Bruins, and Elsa Paulsson-Glantz added 13 points. Freshmen Andrea Brady and Monique Mills scored 10 points apiece.
Colorado Mesa 64, Dixie State 61 • In Grand Junction, Dixie State attempted to rally after trailing 34-25 in the first half, and, with an 11-4 spurt, cut the deficit to 48-41 going into the final period. Dixie State got its first lead at 3:09 remaining on a layup from senior Taylor Mann, but the Mavericks regained control and held on to the lead for the rest of the game.
UC Davis 82, Utah Valley 70 • In Orem, Nolan Berry scored 18, Neal Monson had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and UC Davis scored the last 12 after trailing most of the game Saturday night.
Davis fell behind 50-41 early in the second half before scoring 12 straight capped by Berry's 3-point play for the Aggies' first lead at 53-50 since the middle of the first half.
Konner Frey, who led Utah Valley with 18 points, scored seven straight Wolverines points for a 66-62 lead with 6:58 left. Jaden Jackson and Dayon Goodman each scored 12 for Utah Valley.
Eastern Kentucky 98, Southern Utah, 85 • In Richmond, Ky., JaVontae Hawkins scored 20 points and Jarelle Reischel added 19 as Eastern Kentucky defeated Southern Utah, which never led in the game. Trey Kennedy led the Thunderbirds (0-5) with 20 points and Travon Langston added 15.
SLCC 98, Tohono O'odham Community College 36 • In Glendale, Ariz., the Bruins bounced back from Friday's loss against Glendale during the Native American Classic tournament. SLCC's Connor Toolson led the team with 18 points, followed by Gibson Johnson, with 17, and Tyler Rawson, with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Westminster 77, Texas Wesleyan 74 • In Salt Lake City, Kenny Woodard led the Griffins to continue their winning streak. Woodard put up 25 points, two assists and two steals during 22 minutes of play. Marcus Bryce followed with 14 points and nine assists; junior Zerrion Payton had 12 points, nine assists and nine rebounds.
Dixie State 75, Montana State-Billings 72• In Billings, Mont., Trevor Hill led the Storm (3-3) with a career-high 28 points.
Utah Valley 22, Boise State 12 • In Orem, the Wolverines won the final four matches to close the deficit and take the win in their home opener. Eighth-ranked senior Chasen Tolbert started off with a 14-0 victory over Boise State's Rami Haddadin in the opening match. Boise took the next four wins, before senior Ross Taylor led the Wolverine rally with a 3-2 victory.