Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 1, 2020
Sports Wrap – December 1, 2020

Utah State football vs. New Mexico

The Utah State football team broke through for its first win of the season on Thursday night in Logan, defeating Mountain West foe New Mexico 41-27 at Maverik Stadium. The Aggies (1-4, 1-4 MWC) trailed 13-6 at halftime, but quarterback Andrew Peasley threw three touchdown passes to Justin McGriff, Savon Scarver and Carson Terrell in a span of 5:26 to put Utah State in front. Kina Maile returned a Lobos fumble 16 yards for a score to stretch the lead to 34-13, and after New Mexico (0-5, 0-5) scored a pair of touchdowns to make things close, the Aggies put the game away on a 62-yard touchdown run by Peasley. The Aggies will play host to Air Force in a conference game Thursday.

Utah football at Washington

Utah’s football team squandered a 21-0 halftime lead on Saturday in Seattle, allowing 24 unanswered points as Washington defeated the Utes 24-21 in a Pac-12 Conference game. Jake Bentley gave the Utes (0-2, 0-2 Pac-12) a 7-0 lead with 2:18 left in the first quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run, and Devin Brumfield added a TD run with 7:55 left in the second quarter. Bentley threw a touchdown pass to Bryan Thompson just before halftime to extend the Utes’ advantage, but they couldn’t overcome several second-half turnovers. Utah will play host to Pac-12 foe Oregon State on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

BYU men’s basketball

BYU’s men’s basketball team got its season off to a strong start with three convincing wins at the Marriott Center in Provo, as the Cougars beat Westminster, New Orleans and Utah Valley. Alex Barcello had 25 points to lead the Cougars in Wednesday’s 108-59 win over Westminster, and he added 19 points and seven rebounds in an 86-61 win over New Orleans on Thursday. He led the way again with 20 points against Utah Valley in an 82-60 win on Saturday, overcoming a 24-point effort by the Wolverines’ Trey Woodbury and 21 more by Jamison Overton. BYU (3-0) faced USC on Tuesday after press time in the Roman Legends Classic in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Cougars will face UConn or Vanderbilt on Thursday.

Utah State men’s basketball

The Utah State men’s basketball team went 1-2 at the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, falling to VCU 85-69 and South Dakota State 83-59 before beating Northern Iowa 82-71. Neemias Queta had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies against VCU on Wednesday, and added 12 points and eight rebounds against South Dakota State on Thursday. Marco Anthony led USU (1-2) with 22 points on Friday against Northern Iowa, with Queta and Justin Bean each recording 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Aggies will play host to BYU on Saturday.

Utah Valley men’s basketball

Utah Valley’s men’s basketball team routed Adams State 100-75 in the Wolverines’ season opener Thursday at the UCCU Center in Orem. Fardaws Aimaq had 24 points and 18 rebounds for UVU (1-1), while Jamison Overton and Trey Woodbury each scored 22 points as the Wolverines shot 43-for-70 (61.4%) from the field. UVU will play host to Westminster on Wednesday.

Weber State men’s basketball

Weber State’s men’s basketball team opened its season with an 88-60 win over Adams State on Wednesday at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, though its road game against Dixie State on Saturday was canceled because of COVID-19. Isiah Brown shored 26 points to lead the Wildcats (1-0) against Adams State, and Weber State shot 28-for-32 (87.5%) from the free-throw line. The Wildcats played host to Westminster in a non-conference game that was not complete at press time Tuesday.

Southern Utah men’s basketball

The Southern Utah men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 85-83 loss to Loyola Marymount on a buzzer-beater Wednesday in Los Angeles, but bounced back to beat Saint Katherine 95-47 on Saturday at the America First Event Center in Cedar City. John Knight III led the Thunderbirds (1-1) with 19 points against Loyola Marymount, with Tevian Jones adding 17 points. On Saturday, Jones had 22 points and Dre Marin added 15. The T-Birds will play host to Big Sky Conference foe Montana on Thursday.

BYU women’s basketball

The BYU women’s basketball team split its games at the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, beating LSU 67-51 on Friday and losing to Washington 77-48 on Saturday. Shaylee Gonzales had a game-high 30 points for the Cougars against LSU, and Lauren Gustin had 13 points to lead BYU (1-1) against Washington. The Cougars will travel to Logan to face Utah State on Monday.

Utah State women’s basketball

The Utah State women’s basketball team split its first two games of the season, beating Montana 81-74 in its season opener Wednesday in Logan before falling to Idaho State 85-61 on Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho. Meagan Mendazona had 18 points to lead the Aggies (1-1) against Montana, and she chipped in 16 against Idaho State. Utah State will face Seattle on the road Thursday.

Utah Valley women’s basketball vs. Southern Utah

Utah Valley’s women’s basketball team outscored Southern Utah 25-11 in the fourth quarter Saturday at the UCCU Center in Orem, rallying past the Thunderbirds for a 58-47 win in both teams’ season opener. Josie Williams led the Wolverines (1-0) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Nehaa Sohail had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Liz Graves led SUU (0-1) with 11 points and nine rebounds. UVU will face Idaho State on Wednesday in Pocatello, Idaho, while the T-Birds will face Montana in a Big Sky Conference game Thursday in Missoula, Montana.

Weber State women’s basketball

The Weber State women’s basketball team suffered a pair of tough losses, falling to Grand Canyon 93-72 on Friday in Phoenix before losing to Texas A&M International 60-46 on Sunday in Ogden. Daryn Hickok had 20 points to lead the Wildcats (0-2) against Grand Canyon, and she had 13 points against Texas A&M International. Jadyn Matthews had 10 points and 18 rebounds in Sunday’s loss. Weber State will face Boise State on the road Sunday.


Thursday’s game

Tooele swimming at Ben Lomond, 3 p.m.


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