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r !MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1'oo1 UNIVE~SITY JOURNAL SPORTS PAGE 10 ·1 Ladies get victory Fo_ o tball signs on road vs. IUPUI Guards Megan Woolston and Lindsey Hille combined to hit 10 three-pointers and score 44 of SUU's 65 points to lead the Thunderbirds to a 65-47 Mid-Continent Conference win over IUPUI Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. The win avenges a loss earlier this season to the Jaguars in Cedar City. The 'Birds put the game away with a 15-2 run to start the second half, extending a 28-23 halftime Jead into a 43-25 advantage with 15 minutes left. SUU shot 52.4 percent from the field in the second half, while the T-Bird defense held the Jaguars to just 22.2 percent shooting in · the frame. Woolstol) scored 20 of her game-high 26 points in the second half and was 8-of-9 from the field, including a . perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc, while Hille scored 18 points and had four treys. The T-Bird defense held IUPUI to 24.5 percent from the field, including 1-of-10 from the three point line. IUPUI, however, out rebounded SUU 4237 despite 10 boards by senior Sarah Mortensen, _, marking the first time in 14 games that the 'Birds failed to ~ win the battle of the boards. § wwe showed emotion to start the game and did a great J job of getting off to a good start,n said SUU Coach Joe ~ Hillock. ~ SUU improve to 12-11 overall, 7-5 in Mid-Con play. g: The 'Birds will close out the road portion of its 2000-01 --- - - - - -- ----'UL.;.;;.;.....-!!l schedule tonight at Valparaiso. SUU's next home game SUU guard Beverly Glover drives to the basket with will be Feb. 17 against Oakland University. The 'Birds will determination. SUU will be in action tonig_ht at Valpo. close out their season with a three-game homestand. M en fall to second in Mid-Con Southern Utah overcame the doldrums just in time Saturday afternoon, out scoring IUPUI 18-4 over the final five minutes to take a 69-62 Mid-Continent Conference victory. The win pushed SUU to 10-3 in league play, 19-5 overall, while IUPUI dropped to 3-8 and 7-15. SUU now sits alone in second place in the Mid-Con standings. Valparaiso sits in first place with a half game lead over the 'Birds. The Thunderbirds trailed most of the game. by as many as 10 points in the first half and nine in the second before taking over down the stretch. Down 58-51 with 4:38 to play, Justin Sant began the T-Bird run by hitting a pair of free throws. Fred House followed with a steal and a pass ahead to Jeff Monaco, who hit a lay-up to cut the Jaguar advantage to three. Charles Price then hit one of two free throws for IUPUI, but House answered with a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 59-58. IUPUl's Don Carlisle hit one of two free throws to give IUPUI a two-point edge, but Chris Wallin answered by hitting two charity tosses of his own, tying the game at 60-60. Sant hit another jumper for a 62-60 Thunderbird tead, then SUU began a march to the free throw line in which it hit seven of eight attempts in the final 1:54. IUPUI tried to cut the lead by shooting three-pofnters, a s!rategy which failed as the Jaguars missed four straight before Price gave them their final points on a dunk to cut the lead to 65-62 with nine seconds to play. Dan Beus and House were both perfect on pairs of free throw attempts in the final seconds to clinch the win. "Sometimes you win games and wonder how you won them ," SUU Coach Bill Evans s~id. "And, sometimes you lose and wonder how you lost. Tonight we won and I don't know how, but I guess things even out because we lost Thursday [at Valparaiso] and I still don't know how. "We didn't really have a lot of energy tonight, we were pretty flat most of the ballgame and I thought. they · played pretty well." he added. "But we got some momentum going in the.last couple of minutes and were able to steal one this time." House finished with 20 points to lead SUU, while Beus had 18 points and eight reb9unds and Justin Sant chipped in 14 points and five assists. Price led IUPUI with 17 points. TJ,ursday was a different story for the Thunderbirds as they dropped the Mid-Con first place showdown to Valparaiso 61-58 in front of a season high 5,031 fans at the Athletics Recreation Center in Indiana. Dwayne Toatley made a layup and two free throws to help Valpo overcome a four-point deficit late in the second·half as the Crusaders edged Southern Utah. Jeff Monaco and Chris Wallin tallied 12 points each for Southern Utah, while Fred House had 11 and Justin Sant netted 10. The game exemplified a championship atmosphere as evidenced by 10 ties and eight lead changes. The largest, lead was six points for each team. The 'Birds will finish out the season with three home games beginning on Feb. 15 against Youngstown St. Summer Games seek volunteers Utah Summer Games volunteers should mark their calendars for June 14-24, when the 16th annual event takes place on the campus of Southern Utah University. Nearly 1,000 volunteers are heeded for positions ranging from a one- to 12-day commitment with a particular need for day-time hours to be filled. Needed are athletic trainers, scorekeepers, timers, officials, press officers and groups to help with refreshment delivery, venue setup, cleanup, hospitality and registration. · our success depends on the selfless efforts of our volunteers and SUU students and staffers have been a tremendous help over the years,· said Ron Cardon, USG volunteer coordinator. We would like to see even more student groups and campus departments, that are available in the summer, band together and come out to have a great time helping with the Games.· Cardon also encourages local businesses, clubs, organizations, congregations and youth groups, as well as families, to volunteer as a group and spend a day or two helping out with the events. He said this makes the tasks more enjoyable since people get to know each other while giving service to others. Those interested in volunteering should contact the Utah Summer Games office at 865-8421 or USG@suu.edu; or Ron Cardon at 867-8384 or email@example.com. ·21 new players Southern Utah Head Football Coach C. ~ay Gregory announced Wednesday the signing of 21 players to National Letters of Intent to pfay football for the Thunderbirds this season. SUU signed 11 players on the defensive side of the ball, including six linemen and five secondary players, and 10 more on offense, including four running backs, four linemen and two quarterbacks. Eleven of the 21 signees are from Utah, including seven preP. athletes. The 'Birds also inked 10 out of state student-athletes, including four players from Nevada, two from Florida and one player from Texas. Arizona , Oregon, Colorado and California. Among the local prep signees are two players from southern Utah in running backs Aaron Marshall from Beaver High School and Danny Filimoeatu from St. . George's Snow Canyon High School. The Thunderbirds · also signed four Salt Lake City-area high school athletes, including RB Matt Cannon (Skyline HS), DL James Judd (Copper Hills HS), KIDS Brandon Perkins (Alta HS) and OL Josh Thomas (Hunter HS). The T-Birds also added DL Shaun Mullins from Duchesne (Utah) HS. SUU also ·signed two local junior college transfers in OL Mario Garcia (Provo, Utah/Snow College) and DE Anthony Wilcox (Blanding, Utah/Snow College) and Brigham Young transfer QB Wes Patterson (Bountiful, Utah) and Utah transfer OL Seth Little (Ssilt Lake City, Utah). "I feel real good about the players we have coming in this season," Coach Gregory said. "We lost a lot of players from last season, but I feel we've improved both our offensive and defense." Southern Utah will open the 2001 season at home against in-state rival Weber State Sept. 1. BIR.D WATCH • BASl!BALL: SUU's baseball team traveled to New Mexico on Thursday to take on New Mexico State University. The 'Birds dropped the first game 26-4 in seven innings, as the Aggi es batted a~ound twice in the fourth inning and again in the fifth frame. SUU made the score a little more respectable for game two of Friday's double header, losing 7-5. Curtis Jacobsen homered in the game and brought in two RBIs. The 'Birds got some revenge on Saturday's double header, winning the r ~st game 12-9, picking up their first win of the season. SUU's Dan Wright led the attack with a three-run homer to help SUU nab the victory. Saturday's win would be short-lived, however, as SUU lost its seventh of the season 6-2 to New Mexico State. The 'Birds were also in action yesterday against the University of New Mexico, dropping their eighth game of the year to the Lobos 11-6. SUU's next game will be Feb. 27 at UNLV. • TRACK: Southern Utah University's track and field team was in Iowa this weekend for the Iowa State lvitational. SUU brought home two top-five finishes. SUU's Teresa Rice took third place in the women's one-mile event with a time of 4:49.30. SUU's Curtis Moore placed fifth in the men's 5,000 meters with a time of 14:18.25. · • SOCCl!R: Head Womens Soccer Coach Brian Stqck will hold a meeting Thursday, Feb. 1.5, at 4 p.m. in the P.E. Building RM 212, for those SUU students interested in trying 9ut for the inaugural 2001 women's soccer team. • GYMNASTICS: Southern ·utah's gymnasts host Brigham Young tonight in their second home meet of the 2001 season. The 'Thunderbirds are coming off their ·best performance of the season, a 194.350-194.025 loss at Utah State. Although SUU came up just short against the Aggies, itwas by far their best scoring meet of the season, bettering the previous high of 191 .525, which they scored at home vs. UC Santa Barb~ra and at UCLA. The meet will begin tonight at 7 p.m. in the Centrum Arena. \ .