State college basketball roundup: Cougars crush Tulsa; UVU coach wins 300th

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Published: Saturday, Dec. 15 2012 11:52 p.m. MST

PROVO — Four Cougars scored in double figures as the BYU women's basketball team defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 70-48 Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center.

"It's a good win, that's a good team," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "I think we caught them on a tired night, but I saw a lot of good things. A lot of players have gotten better, and when we run our stuff, and we execute, we're tough to beat."

Sophomore guard Ashley Garfield came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting and added eight rebounds and a season-high two steals. Junior Stephanie Vermunt Seabornalso scored 12 off the bench. Senior Jennifer Hamson tallied 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. Sophomore Morgan Bailey collected 10 points and six rebounds.

BYU continues its home stretch on Tuesday, hosting UC Santa Barbara in a 2 p.m. tip off. The game will air live on BYUtv.

UTAH VALLEY 62, NORTHERN ARIZONA 44: At Flagstaff, Ariz., UVU coach Cathy Nixon picked up her 300th-career victory Saturday afternoon. "I'm just excited to get the win for the team. Win number 300 is just icing on the cake," said Nixon when asked about achieving her 300th victory. Senior Sammie Jensen led the way with 13 points and eight rebounds. Senior Kaycee Mansfield led UVU in rebounding and assists with nine and four respectively.

WESTMINSTER 68, ROGERS STATE (Okla.) 65: At Claremont, Okla., the 9-2 Griffins overcame an eight-point second half deficit. Cydney Tibbitts had a huge game for the Griffins as she finished with 25 points leading all scorers. Nicloe Yazzie had 12 points and five assists with Tia Pappas going for 11 points and six reboundsoff the bench.

SNOW COLLEGE 67, SLCC 64 (OT): At Taylorsville, the Bruins held an eight point lead at the half, but the Snow Badgers shot 50 percent in the second half. SLCC freshman guard Natalie Parsons made a 3-pointer from well behind the arc as the buzzer sounded to force overtime. Bruin sophomore center Rachel Morris turned in a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Men's basketball

SLCC 74, SNOW COLLEGE 70: At Taylorsville, the Bruins snapped the Badgers' nine-game win streak and in doing so extended its own streak to six consecutive victories. SLCC sophomore guard Skyler Halford led all scorers with 23 points and was 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. Sophomore guard Tyrell Corbin scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

DIXIE STATE 68, POINT LOMA NAZARENE 58: At St. George, Steven Larson, a sophomore from South Jordan, scored 23 points to lead the Red Storm to a victory over Point Loma Nazarene, improving the team's record to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in Pacific West Conference play.

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