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Instate college basketball roundup: T-Birds drop decision against Toreros

Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4 2012 10:59 p.m. MST

CEDAR CITY — Damon Heuir scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists, but it wasn't enough as Southern Utah lost against San Diego, 67-53, on Tuesday night.

San Diego (4-5) jumped out to a 14-4 lead when Mike Davis hit a lay-up with 12:37 remaining in the half and led 36-22 at halftime. Southern Utah cut the Toreros' lead to three at 39-36 when Jayson Cheesman hit a pair of free throws with 12:06 to go, but that's as close as the Thunderbirds got.

The Toreros held Southern Utah (2-6) to just 35.1 percent from the field and forced 16 turnovers while out-rebounding the Thunderbirds 43-31.

Jackson Stevenett had 13 points and eight rebounds for SUU.

BYU WOMEN: At Provo, Haley Steed recorded her first double-double of the season, scoring a season-high 22 points and tying a season high with 12 assists to lead the Cougars to an 81-77 victory over Utah State on Tuesday night at the Marriott Center.

Her 12 assists moved Steed past Valerie Cravens as the all-time career assists leader at BYU with 623.

UVU WOMEN: At Orem, senior Sammie Jensen helped Utah Valley University snap a six-game losing streak Tuesday with a 68-56 win over Weber State at the UCCU Center. Jensen finished with a game-high 30 points and 15 rebounds.

"This was a great win for us," UVU head coach Cathy Nixon said.

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