OREM The Utah Valley State women's basketball team is suffering a bit of road weariness after losing at Denver 101-75 on Jan. 8.
It was the second straight loss for the Wolverines (13-5) and the fifth straight on the road.
Unfortunately for UVSC, it was also the first time the team gave up more than 100 points since jumping up to the Division 1 level. Denver set a record for most points as well at the D1 level with its effort.
The Pioneers started the game on a tear by hitting their first nine shots. It continued all game from long range as Denver made 14-of-20 of its 3-point attempts.
The hot shooting by Denver put it out to a 23-7 lead just five minutes into the game.
Coming close, UVSC came within five points as it was down 29-24. But the Pioneers went on a 11-0 run to build their lead back up.
Denver led 55-32 at halftime.
Robyn Fairbanks scored 27 points, helped by Julie McMurray and Rebekah Peterson scoring 10 points apiece.
But Denver matched that and more with five players scoring in double figures, led by Nnenna Akotaobi's 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting.Hollie Beaman helped UVSC with nine assists.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Wolverines (6-11) dropped two games on the road this past week to push their losing streak to three games.
UVSC lost 74-69 on Jan. 8 to Lamar after giving up a 14-point second-half lead.
Ryan Toolson broke his own school record by hitting eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points.
Leading 60-46 with 12:30 left, Lamar went on a 23-4 run to take a five-point lead with 2:54 left.
Hot shooting by UVSC in the first half 66.7 percent cooled off as the team shot 46.2 percent in the second half.
Toolson also led the Wolverines in a 85-76 loss to Chicago State on Saturday. He scored a team-high 33 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field and hit 6-of-6 from 3-point range.The Wolverines led 36-33 with 4:30 left in the first half. Chicago State, however, went on a 10-0 run to take the lead for good.
TRACK AND FIELD: The indoor track and field season started for UVSC at the BYU Invitational last Saturday.
Ashley Timo led the Wolverines and set a school record in the long jump with a 5-foot, 6.25-inch leap. It was good enough to give her a first-place result overall.
Freshman Chelsea Baker finished fifth in the 300-meter dash in her first collegiate meet.
For the men, Danny Moody set a personal record in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 8:53.54 that was good enough for a sixth-place result.UVSC is back on the track with a meet at Utah State on Saturday and a two-day meet at Idaho State on Saturday and Sunday.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: at Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday; vs. North Carolina Central on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD: at Utah State on Saturday; at Idaho State on Saturday and Sunday.
ICE HOCKEY: vs. Utah on Friday and Saturday at Peaks Ice Arena at 9:30 p.m.