Storm too much for Vulcans

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A balanced scoring attack led the Dixie State University Red Storm to a 97-79 victory over the University of Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans Thursday.

The Storm shot well throughout the game which helped them earn the early lead out of the gate. They used a 19-8 run to balloon their lead to 30-18 with just over six minutes to play in the first half.

Coming out of halftime with a 42-31 lead, the Storm really turned on the jets. They shot 61 percent from the field in the second half while receiving a 26-point contribution from the bench players throughout the game.  DSU finished shooting a total of 54 percent from the field to earn the 97-79 win.

The field goal percentage was DSU’s highest shooting total of the year, as was its 97 total points, 22 points higher than its season average.

Five of the eight DSU scorers in the game finished in double figures, led by junior forward Josh Fuller who notched his second 20-point performance of the year, finishing with 22. Senior forward Mark Odgen Jr. finished with 19 points, while sophomore forward Zac Hunter added 16. Senior guard Mason Sawyer put in 14, and sophomore guard Trevor Hill finished with 10.

The Storm now move to 5-4 in the Pacific West Conference with hopes of improving their record Saturday against Chaminade University and again on Tuesday against BYU-Hawaii.