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State colleges: Idaho State topples Southern Utah, 60-45
State colleges » UVU wins on the road to stay perfect in WAC.
First Published Jan 16 2014 10:54 pm • Last Updated Jan 17 2014 10:03 am

Pocatello, Idaho • Chris Hansen scored 10 of 13 points in the second half and Andre Hatchett finished with 17 as Idaho State pulled away from Southern Utah for a 60-45 win Thursday night.

Trey Kennedy hit a pair of free throws with 9:27 to play, pulling Southern Utah (1-13, 0-5 Big Sky) within five, 39-34. Idaho State then rattled off 11 of the next 12 points, opening up a 15-point lead. The Thunderbirds would get no closer than 10 the rest of the way.

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Idaho State (6-8, 3-2) held a 28-24 advantage at halftime, but SUU shot 6 of 24 from the field, including 2 of 10 from 3-point range, in the second half as the Bengals pulled away.

Tomas Sanchez finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Idaho State, which outrebounded the Thunderbirds 46-27, including 20-7 on the offensive glass.

Kennedy led SUU with 11 points.

Women’s basketball

Southern Utah 76, Weber State 64 • In Cedar City, Carli Moreland was 7 for 7 from the free-throw line for a game-high 19 points to lead the Thunderbirds over the Wildcats in Big Sky Conference play.

Andrea Jones tallied 13 points and eight assists for SUU (9-5, 3-2), while Amanda Hughes had 17 points and seven rebounds for Weber State (4-10, 0-5).

Idaho 96, Utah Valley 55 • In Orem, the Wolverines shot 32 percent from the field and turned the ball over 15 times to remain winless in the Western Athletic Conference.

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Sam Loggins had tallied 10 points and seven rebounds for UVU (3-13, 0-3).

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