Starting guards and Oregon high school products Zach Gengler and Bryce Canda each scored a game-high 16 points as Portland State picked up an 88-77 Big Sky Conference road win at Southern Utah. Gengler’s defense also made a big difference as the Vikings won for the seventh time in eight games.
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Thunderbird track and field programs kicked off their indoor campaign on Friday at a pair of meets. The majority of the team competed at the Friday Night Duels hosted by NAU while other athletes competed at the Ed Jacoby Invitational hosted by Boise State. Flagstaff, Ariz.
The Thunderbird gymnastics team is gearing up for their 2017 season, with a chance to shake off the rust in the annual Red/White Meet on January 13 before hosting the Pac-12’s Stanford Cardinal for their first meet of the season on January 20.
MISSOULA, Montana – Despite trailing just 15-14 with just one minute remaining in the opening half, the Montana Grizzlies managed to blow open the second half for a 43-20 homecoming victory in Missoula. Patrick Tyler threw 16-41-1, including three touchdowns to Mike Sharp.
The Canyon View Falcons continued their Region 12 domination Tuesday with an 8-0 win over Richfield that also saw CV win its second straight region title. Allie Lloyd bagged a hat trick and Sydnee Evans scored twice for the Falcons. Makayla Mechem, Morgan Haag and Tylee Bulloch each added goals as well.
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Four interceptions, 292 rushing yards, and a record-breaking 10,306 fans in attendance were just a few pieces that contributed to Southern Utah’s 45-31 Big Sky opening victory over Portland State. “I’m extremely proud of the administration, players, coaches, and community,” head coach Demario Warren said.
Dixie quarterback Jacob Barben received some good news before Friday’s game at Cedar: He was going to be throwing a lot. “The (Cedar) linebackers are studs. They stack the box,” Barben said. “One-on-one on the outside, we are going to take it.”
A pair of touchdowns on each side of halftime helped Canyon View blow open Friday’s contest against Richfield, and the defense put the hammer down in a dominating 32-8 win. Stockton Rigby threw three touchdowns, two of them to Isaiah Shearer, and the Falcons stymied the Wildcats’ offense for most of the game to remain unbeaten in Region 12.
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota – The Thunderbirds fell to the University of North Dakota (16-25, 17-25, 17-25) to open Big Sky play. “We are still learning how to compete,” SUU head coach Craig Choate said about his team’s effort.
Canyon View won its fourth game in a row as the Falcons took control early en route to a 5-0 victory at home. Mia Smith scored two goals and keeper Jessica Hinck earned the shutout for the Falcons. Ashlie Olenslager, Ruby Molina and KaKayla Mechem scored for CV as well.