UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | April 18, 2024

Women’s team unable to follow through with a win

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The Dixie State women’s basketball team fell short Saturday against Azusa Pacific 73-61.

Dixie kept warm during the first half, ending it with a score of 33-36. The Storm failed to keep up in the second half. Azusa Pacific had five players scoring in the double figures, which helped the Cougars tame The Storm.

Dixie was unable to close the gap that Azusa created, leading to its downfall.

Senior guard Taylor Maynes, a business major from Salome, Arizona, said she was happy with the team’s performance during the first half of the game.

“I think the biggest thing that contributed to the loss was our lack of rebounding,” Maynes said. “Sadly enough, they just wanted it more than us.”

Throughout the game, the lead changed two times and Azusa Pacific scored 19 points off turnovers.

Senior guard Kaylah Miller lead the team and put up 22 points, while Maynes put up 12. The team’s shooting percentage was at 33.9 percent.        

The team played California Baptist University Monday and received another loss 55-77.

The Lancers scored 28 points off of turnovers.

The first half of the game  the team only shot 22.22 percent.

Head coach Jenny Thigpin said the team put up a good effort, regardless of the slow start.

When second team, which is all freshman, was sent in to play this game, they played really hard, which is good for the program, Thigpin said.

“We’ve been working all season on trying to work through our offensive sets  and slow the game down, we just have to focus more on that,” Thigpin said.

The Dixie State Women’s team is on a three game losing streak. It is 4-6 in PacWest play and 5-11 overall.

The team will go up against Dominican University of California Thursday, and Azusa Pacific University Saturday, both away.