After the Redhawks split a pair of free throws, Blaze Nield found Woodbury open from deep for the clincher. Seattle U was unable to convert on a half-court heave at the buzzer to finalize the win. After a back-and-forth start to the game, Evan Cole finished an and-one dunk to give the Wolverines a 15-14 lead with 13:51 to go in the opening half.
Maria Carvalho had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists for UVU, while Shay Fano scored 12 of her UVU-high 14 points in the first half while also snagging nine rebounds. Josie Williams finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five blocked shots. Utah Valley tied a school record with nine blocks as a team, with Megan Jensen collecting a pair to go along with eight points and six boards in eight minutes of play.
McKenzi Williams didn’t know how many points she had against Idaho on Dec. 21 until her Seattle U teammates told her: 36, a record for the women’s program at the Division I level. I thought I had 30,” said Williams, a redshirt junior guard from Auburn Riverside who is listed generously at 5-feet-5 and is the shortest player on the team.