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WAC Women's Basketball Recaps - Jan. 17
Courtesy: Seattle U
Seattle U 69, UT Arlington 53
Seattle U picked up its sixth-straight win and remained the only unbeaten team in WAC play with a 69-53 win over UT Arlington at the Connolly Center Thursday. With the win, the Redhawks improve to 9-6 overall and 6-0 in the WAC. The Mavericks fall to 3-13 on the year and 1-5 in WAC play.

Seattle U shot 51 percent from the field, seven percent from three-point range and 52 percent from the charity stripe on the game. UTA connected on 33.3 percent from the floor, 19 percent from downtown and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Redhawks outrebounded the Mavericks, 42-37, and also led in assists (22-7) and steals (13-6).

Kacie Sowell led all players with 18 points and 11 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season. Ashley Ward added 17 points, while Sylvia Shephard recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists.

Laila Suleiman led the Mavericks with 11 points, wtile Kiara Parker and Kelsey Willson led the team with seven rebounds apiece.

Louisiana Tech 67, Idaho 58
After trailing by 20 points early in the second half, Louisiana Tech used a 37-8 run to record the second-largest come-from-behind victory in program history with a 67-58 win at Idaho Thursday. With the win, the Lady Techsters improve to 8-8 on the season and 4-2 in WAC play. Idaho falls to 6-11 on the year and 3-3 in the WAC.

LA Tech shot 42 percent from the field, 39 percent from three-point range and 58 percent from the free throw line on the game. Idaho connected on 35 percent from the floor, 36 percent from downtown and 64 percent from the charity stripe. The Lady Techsters won the rebounding battle, 42-34.

Janay Broum led LA Tech with 16 points, while Jelena Vucinic added 12. Brittany Lewis posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 boards.

Alyssa Charlston led Idaho with 16 points, followed by Christina Salvatore with 14.

Utah State 65, New Mexico State 63
On a night where Utah State made only two three-pointers, a trey by Makenlee Williams gave Utah State a 65-63 win over New Mexico State Thursday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. With the win, USU improves to 7-10 overall and 4-2 in WAC play. NM State falls to 9-8 overall and 3-4 in the WAC.

Utah State shot 37 percent from the field, 13 percent from downtown and 74 percent from the free throw line. NM State connected on 42 percent from the field, 30 percent from beyond the arc and 62 percent from the charity stripe. NM State won the rebound battle 41-39, but Utah State committed a season-low eight turnovers.

Jennifer Schlott had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Utah State. Jenna Johnson posted her fifth-straight double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

New Mexico State was led by Stefanie Gilbreath with 25 points and nine rebounds.

San Jose State 68, Denver 67
San Jose State survived two missed shots in the last three seconds to defeat Denver  68-67 on The Event Center’s Walt McPherson Court Thursday. With the victory, the Spartans improve to 6-11 overall and 3-3 in the WAC. The Pioneers drop to 8-10 on the season and 3-4 in WAC play.

SJSU shot 39 percent from the field, 29 percent from three-point range and 82 percent from the free throw line. DU connected on 33 percent from the floor, 21 percent from downtown and 65 percent from the charity stripe. DU dominated the boards, 56-35, but committed 18 turnovers in the loss.

Ta’Rea Cunnigan tied her career high with 28 points, while Riana Byrd added 11 points.

Morgan Van Riper-Rose paced DU with 19 points, while Emiko Smith posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 assists.

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