Dixie State University women’s basketball got off to a hot start Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Vulcans’ rally.
The Storm scored 22 first quarter points to get out in front against the University of Hawaii-Hilo before surrendering an 11-point fourth quarter lead in the 68-83 loss.
The DSU lead was an outcome of the strong first-half showing as the Storm shot 44 percent while holding the Vulcans to 31 percent from the field en route to a 15 point lead.
Hilo flipped the script in the final two quarters, locking down defensively and only allowing 25 DSU second-half points and outscoring the Storm 26-10 in the last nine minutes of the game.
Senior center Taylor Mann notched her 11th double-double on the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Junior guard Tomorie Sangster had a career-high 12 points to match senior guard Chermayne Moore as the only Storm player in double-figures.
With the loss, DSU dropped to 3-12 overall and 3-6 in the Pacific West Conference. Next up for the Storm is a pivotal rematch with Chaminade University in Honolulu Saturday. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. (HT)