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Women's Basketball Falls in Final Non-Conference Game
Feb. 18, 2012
SEATTLE -- The Utah Valley University women's basketball team stumbled in its final non-conference game of the year, 70-41, at Seattle University on Saturday in the Connolly Center.
Neither team was able to break through offensively for much of the first half as physical defense and turnovers plagued both squads.
UVU trailed by just four midway through the half, but 14 turnovers and a poor shooting half allowed Seattle to push the lead to 11, 24-13, by the break.
Talisa Rhea, who finished the first half with two points, scored 15 points in the first seven minutes of the second half and spurred a 9-0 run out of halftime to help Seattle (15-9) pull away.
Rhea finished with 19 points while Kacie Sowell had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Redhawks, who shot 60 percent in a 48-point second half.
Utah Valley returns to Great West Conference play next week at Houston Baptist and Texas-Pan American. The Wolverines are in second place, at 4-2, in the GWC with four games to go. UVU closes out the regular season at home against HBU on Feb. 28 and first-place North Dakota on March 3.