College basketball roundup: Aggie women dominate Western New Mexico

Deseret News

Published: Friday, Nov. 4 2011 11:31 p.m. MDT

LOGAN — Twelve different Aggies scored as the Utah State women's basketball team won its only exhibition of the season, 89-44, against Western New Mexico on Friday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Senior forward Ashlee Brown led all scorers with 15 points, while adding seven rebounds. Junior guard Devyn Christensen dished in 10 points. WNMU was led by 10 points from Kassie Scott.

Brown scored the first four points of the game as the Aggies jumped out to an early 10-0 lead before the Mustangs got on the board. Senior guard Brooke Jackson, a transfer from Arizona, made her presence known early scoring four points in the first three minutes.

SOUTHERN UTAH 72, ADAMS STATE 52: At Cedar City, Southern Utah wrapped up exhibition play with a perfect record of 2-0 after a 72-52 win over Adam's State Friday.

The Thunderbird defense held the Grizzlies to just 38 percent shooting in the second half, while outscoring the visitors 39-20 en route to the 20-point victory.

"In the second half we upped our defensive pressure," explained head coach JR Payne. "That pressure resulted in some baskets that really kick-started our offense."

"These players are all so talented," commented Payne after the game. "People are going to play a different role on different nights."?

The Grizzlies were led in scoring by Chloe Cable who finished the game with 16 points. The senior forward was 7-of-12 from the floor and also pulled down four rebounds.

WESTMONT 71, WESTMINSTER 61: At Salt Lake City, The ninth-ranked Westminster College women's basketball team suffered a loss in the debut of head coach Shelley

Jarrard on Friday night in the Behnken Field House. No. 20 Westmont used strong inside play to come away with a 71-61 victory.

Westminster was playing its first game of the season and the first game for Jarrard as head coach. They struggled much of the night shooting the ball and had a hard time overcoming the inside presence of the visiting Warriors. Westminster finished the game shooting just 40.4 percent from the field and was outscored in the paint 40-28.

Nicole Yazzie led the way for Westminster with 14 points. She never got in a rhythm shooting the ball and finished 2-of-12 in the game. She did find the stroke at the line where she was a perfect 10-for-10. Jenteal Jackson added 13 points and five assists with three makes from beyond the arc. Freshman Shelby Ellsworth also had 13.

Men's basketball

WESTMINSTER 100, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO 52: At Salt Lake City, The Westminster College men's basketball team defeated Northern New Mexico 100-52 in the home opener on Friday night in the Behnken Field House.

This is just the seventh time in team history that Westminster has reached the 100-point plateau as they improved to 4-0 to start the year for just the third time in school history. The last time the Griffins reached 100 was during a 103-68 win over Montana Western on Jan.19, 2008.

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