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Greeley, Colo. • Joel Bolomboy had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Jeremy Senglin led all scorers with 22 points as Weber State beat Northern Colorado 64-54 Thursday night.
It was Bolomboy's 20th double-double in 22 games for Weber State (16-6, 8-1 Big Sky).
The Wildcats raced to a 12-3 lead before Norther Colorado (8-14, 5-5) used a 17-7 run to take a one-point lead on Anthony Johnson's layup. The lead was short lived as McKay Cannon responded with a 3-pointer to make it 22-20 with 3:44 to play until halftime, and Weber State led the rest of the game.
The Wildcats led 26-23 at the half and stretched the lead to 39-29 when Senglin buried a 3 with 14:42 remaining.
Johnson finished with 14 points and Jordan Davis had 12 for the Bears.
Idaho 68, Southern Utah 55 • In Cedar City, Ty Egbert scored 12 points with two blocked shots and Idaho surged in the second half to beat Southern Utah, avenging an earlier loss to the Thunderbirds, who have now lost five straight.
Nick Blair and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan scored 10 apiece and Idaho (14-9, 6-4 Big Sky) outrebounded Southern Utah 37-23 while shooting 54 percent from the field and making 10 of 18 free throws.
Idaho led 28-22 at halftime, and then used runs of 8-2 and 13-1 to further pull away to a 49-28 lead with 11:26 to play.
Blair's dunk with 58 seconds left gave the Vandals a 27-point lead, their largest of the game.
The win is the second straight for the Vandals, who were beaten by the Thunderbirds 85-83 on Jan. 16.
Casey Oliverson, Race Parsons and John Marshall each scored nine points for Southern Utah (4-16, 2-8), which shot 36 percent.
Utah Valley 88, Texas-Rio Grande Valley 77 • In Edinburg, Texas, Marcel Davis scored 23 points to lead Utah Valley over Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
Jaden Jackson added 15 points for the Wolverines (10-13, 4-4 WAC) and Dayon Goodman had 14. The Wolverines hit 54 percent of their 65 shots from the field to snap a two-game skid and get the season sweep over Rio Grande Valley (6-17, 2-6).
Utah Valley closed out the first half with a 7-0 burst fueled by Davis and Darrious Hamilton to take a 42-35 advantage into the break. Rio Grande Valley edged back into the lead midway through the second half with a 6-0 spurt capped by J.J. Thompson's 3-point play to make it 55-52 but the Wolverines reclaimed the advantage for good by scoring the next 10 points.
"I'm proud of our guys," Utah Valley coach Mark Pope said. "They stuck to the game plan and got us another big road win. We got great contributions from everyone tonight. The one thing about this team is that their confidence is growing and their confidence in me is growing and my confidence in them is growing. We just have to keep going that direction and if we can keep hanging in there we will be a dangerous team come tournament time."
Dakota Slaughter's 15 points led five Rio Grande Valley players in double figures.
SLCC 101, USU-Eastern 75 • In Taylorsville, Marcus White scored 16 points to lead six Salt Lake Community College players in double figures as the Bruins trounced USU-Eastern. Gibson Johnson scored 15 points for SLCC, Conner Toolson had 13, Bushmen Ebet notched 12, Tyler Rawson had 11, and Austin Waddoups 10.
SLCC improved to 20-5 overall and 7-3 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.
Alexander Morrell led USU-Eastern (15-10, 2-8) with 16 points.
BYU 67, Pacific 57 • In Stockton, Calif., Lexi Rydalch scored 38 points to lead the Cougars to the West Coast Conference victory. Rydalch went 14 for 25 from the field including 4 of 9 from 3-point range and made all six of her free-throw attempts.
Makenzi Pulsipher added 16 points for BYU, which improved to 19-4 and 11-1.
Pacific fell to 11-11 and 3-8.
Utah Valley 71, Texas-Rio Grande Valley 57 • In Orem, Sam Loggins and Mariah Seals paced the Wolverines with 14 points and five rebounds apiece in the Western Athletic Conference victory. Holding a 49-48 lead in the fourth quarter, the Wolverines took off on an 11-0 run to secure the victory.
Deijah Blanks had 12 points for UVU, Rebecca MaWhinney scored 11 points and Georgia Agnew added 10 points with nine rebounds, six assists and two steal as the Wolverines improved to 11-12 overall and 4-4 in the WAC.
Texas-Rio Grande fell to 13-10 and 5-4.
"I was really proud of the way we responded when it got close, we dug our heels in on the defensive end and executed offensively and I feel like when we are aggressive at the basket, winning happens for us," said UVU coach Cathy Nixon.
Idaho 93, Southern Utah 48 • In Moscow, Idaho, the Vandals trounced the Thunderbirds in a Big Sky Conference game. Idaho improved to 16-6 and 8-2, while SUU fell to 2-18 and 0-10.
SUU led 15-14 at the end of the first quarter before Idaho blew the game open by dominating the second quarter, 33-11.
Fransden led the Thunderbirds with 11 points.
Idaho's Taylor Pierce scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter, shooting 3 for 4 from behind the arc.
SLCC 75, USU-Eastern 42 • In Taylorsville, the Salt Lake Community College defense forced 26 turnovers as the Bruins routed the Golden Eagles.
SLCC's Dominque Mills was 6 for 7 from the field and 7 for 7 from the free-throw line to lead all scorers with 19 points. Tilar Clark finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Iva Georgieva added 15 points.
The Bruins improved to 24-1 overall and 9-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, while USU-Eastern fell to 8-15 and 1-9.