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Hoppo carries Southern Utah in career day over West Coast Baptist 126-40

By The Associated Press | Posted - Nov 29th, 2019 @ 4:48pm



CEDAR CITY (AP) — Jarryd Hoppo had 25 points as Southern Utah easily defeated West Coast Baptist 126-40 on Friday.

Cameron Oluyitan added 22 points and nine rebounds for the Thunderbirds.

Harrison Butler had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Southern Utah (4-3). Maizen Fausett added 16 points and seven rebounds.

The 86-point victory is the largest in the history of the Southern Utah program and the Thunderbirds hit 17 three-pointers, also a school record. The previous highs were a 68-point margin and 16 3-pointers.

“We always start with defense, and I thought our guys did a good job creating offense from our defense,” SUU head coach Todd Simon said. “We knew we were a way better shooting team then we were showing, and at some point those things were going to fall and today they just came in waves.”

Ian Russell had 14 points for West Coast Baptist, a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Southern Utah plays at Loyola Marymount on Sunday.

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