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Utah State's Women Loses to Hawai'i 63-50
Taylor Richards scored nine points and dished out eight assists in the loss to Hawai'i
Taylor Richards scored nine points and dished out eight assists in the loss to Hawai'i

Feb. 18, 2006

Final Stats

LOGAN, Utah - Amy Sanders and Janevia Taylor each scored a game-high 17 points to lead Hawai'i to a 63-50 Western Athletic Conference win against Utah State in women's basketball here Saturday afternoon.

Hawai'i improves to 15-8 overall and 6-6 in the WAC with the win, while Utah State falls to 3-19 overall and 2-10 in league play with the loss.

Ali Marchant and Jessica Freeman each scored 11 points for Utah State, while Taylor Richards added nine points and eight assists.

Utah State led 28-23 at the half and increased its margin to seven as Danyelle Snelgro scored the first points of the second-half to give the home team its biggest lead of the game at 30-23. Hawai'i then scored nine of then next 11 points to tie the game at 32 with 14:56 remaining.

Hawai'i took its first lead of the second-half on a three-pointer by Taylor to make the score 40-39 for the visitors with 12:09, and the Rainbow Wahine extended its lead to three on its next possession courtesy of a lay-up by Tanya Smith. Utah State fought back and tied the score at 43 on a lay-up by Freeman, and then regained the lead on a lay-up by Marchant with 6:00 remaining. Hawai'i then took control of the game courtesy of a 20-5 run over the final 5:41 to record the 13-point win.

Utah State finished the game by shooting 34.5 percent from the field and held Hawai'i to just 26.9 percent. However, USU was just 6-12 (.500) from the free throw line as compared to 25-29 (.862) from the charity stripe for Hawai'i.

Utah State will return to action on Thur., Feb. 23 when it hosts Boise State at 7 p.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.




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