UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | January 27, 2023

Red Storm women suffer 2 losses

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The Dixie State University women’s basketball team takes two more losses on the road after defeating Fresno Pacific University Jan 13.

The Storm had a rough start in California after California Baptist University defeated Dixie 79-62.  The team only made 21 of 62 shots and didn’t make any of its 13 attempted 3-pointers. Dixie only took the lead twice in the game.

Despite the numbers, the Red Storm had 40 rebounds, and senior guard Haley Holmstead accounted for 34 points, making that her single-game career high.  

CBU improves to a 5-4 record, and Dixie State falls to a 5-4 record as well for the Pacific West Conference.

“Every team [CBU] has played, it has been a close game,” head coach Catherria Turner said. “This is a team we can’t take lightly. Their record doesn’t really represent the way that they play.”

She said CBU’s area of expertise is its 3-point shooting.

The Storm then had a rematch against Azusa Pacific University Monday. The Cougars defeated the Storm yet again with a 74-69 score.

Although DSU lost, junior center Haileigh Emerine earned her second double-double of her career. Junior guard Kaylah Miller also broke the record for the most three pointers in a single game with eight three pointers.

“I think we played excellent defense when we wanted to,” said center Taylor Mann, a sophomore English major from Castle Dale. “We had some crucial turnovers at key moments in the game that we can’t have. Our team battled well and didn’t give up.”

She said the team has to learn from the mistakes and focus on the next game.

“Azusa is a really good team, and if we don’t show up, as you can see, it’s always going to be a tough game,” Turner said.

Dixie lost 72-56 to the Cougars Jan. 11 at the Burns Arena. The Storm’s record now falls to 5-5 for the PacWest Conference. But despite the losses this weekend, the Storm are looking forward to their next game.

“I am really big on just focusing on the game ahead of us,” Turner said.

Despite the losses this weekend, the Storm are looking forward to their next game.

The Storm are now preparing to take on Point Loma Nazarene University Saturday at 5 p.m. in San Diego.