Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret Morning News
Utah State's Tai Wesley shoots against UVSC's Jordan Brady in basketball action on Dec. 20. The Wolverines lost the game 87-65.

OREM — The Utah Valley State men's basketball team finished third in the Gossner Foods Classic in Logan last week.

After losing 87-65 to host Utah State last Thursday, the Wolverines kept Furman winless by taking the consolation game on Friday 71-66.

In what's the norm for UVSC, Ryan Toolson led the team once again with a game-high 26 points against the Furman. He passed David Heck to become the Wolverines' second-leading career scorer with 1,102 points thus far for the junior guard.

Jordan Brady helped out with another double-digit game by putting in 14 points.

Furman led for most of the game until Toolson hit a 3-pointer with nearly 10 minutes left to give UVSC its first lead since early in the first half.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UVSC women didn't seem distraught over their loss to Duke last week as they came back last Saturday to beat Western State 92-67.

It was another good week for Robyn Fairbanks as she set a Cameron Indoor Stadium record with 20 rebounds in the game against the Blue Devils. She didn't let up against Western State as she scored 32 points off of 14-of-16 shooting from the field.

All totaled, the Wolverines shot an outstanding 56.5 percent from the field against Western State to give the team a 10-3 record heading into a short Christmas break.

WRESTLING: Ben Kjar was the only UVSC wrestler to place at the Reno (Nev.) Tournament of Champions on Dec. 18.

Kjar finished fourth and picked up four wins in the 125-pound class.

Sam Allen (149 pounds) also won four matches for the Wolverines, including one pinfall.

Four other UVSC wrestlers — Marc Fenwick, Nathan Gardner, Billy Green and Ramsey Nijem — recorded pinfalls in tournament.

BASEBALL: Assistant coach Eric Madsen has been named Steve Gardner's successor as UVSC's baseball coach, with the promotion becoming effective after the upcoming season.

Madsen is entering his fifth season as an assistant with the Wolverines after coaching at the College of Eastern Utah for seven seasons where he amassed a 146-160 record.

The Wolverines also released their schedule for the upcoming season, which features several tough series.

As in previous years, UVSC plays most of its games on the road, including the first 21 games of the year before the first home game on March 25 against Utah.

Notable road trips include an early May four-game series against Oklahoma State, a three-game series against Collegiate Baseball preseason No. 1 Arizona and closing the season out at Hawaii.

On tap

MEN'S BASKETBALL: vs. Cal State-Northridge on Friday at 7; vs. San Francisco on Monday at 7.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: vs. Portland State on Saturday at 3 p.m.; vs. Gonzaga on Monday at 3 p.m.; vs. Nevada on Wednesday at 3 p.m.