UVU basketball notches win over pro Chinese squad

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Zach Nelson with two of his seven points on Sunday in Jinhua
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Zach Nelson with two of his seven points on Sunday in Jinhua
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Aug. 11, 2013

JINHUA, China - Playing its third game in as many nights, the Utah Valley University basketball team got 24 points from Holton Hunsaker and 12 points and 11 rebounds from Mitch Bruneel in an 81-74 win over the Zhejian Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association on Sunday night.

"The kids have given an incredible effort. We had a 27-hour travel day and then played three consecutive games against a very physical, competitive group," said UVU head coach Dick Hunsaker. "I'm very impressed and proud of how we've played and have represented Utah Valley University."

The Wolverines got a big fourth quarter contribution from Taylor Brown, who hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 6:40 left and then put the game out of reach with 1:16 to go with another triple. Brown finished with eight points while Chad Ross scored 12 and Keawe Enos chipped in 10. Hayes Garrity pulled down seven rebounds for UVU.

It was the third and final game in the series between UVU and Zhejiang. Utah Valley will have the next two days off before resuming action in Wenzhou during its 15-day tour of China.