Chadron State 57, Utah Valley St. 83

OREM, Utah (AP)—Corey Claitt scored 19 points and three other Utah Valley players scored in double figures as the Wolverines defeated Chadron State 83-57 Saturday.

Jordan Swarbrick, Jourdain Scoubes and Shawn Deadwiler each added 10 points for Utah Valley (5-5).

Moala Tautuaa led the Eagles(4-7) with a career-high 21 points.

The Wolverines held a 43-32 advantage at halftime and extended their lead to as many as 26. Utah Valley began the second half with a 6-0 run to go up 49-32, and Chadron State never got closer than 12 the rest of the way.

The Wolverines trailed 9-8 early before taking the lead for good with a 15-4 run.

Utah Valley shot 59.1 percent while Chadron State was held to 37.7 percent.

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Updated Saturday, Dec 19, 2009