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ST. GEORGE — Hunter Schofield had 29 points as Dixie State defeated Southern Utah 83-76 in nonconference play on Friday night.
Frank Staine had 11 points for the Trailblazers (1-1). Cameron Gooden added 10 points and nine assists, while Trevon Allfrey scored 10.
"It was a big win for us and it big that we finally got this thing going [games vs. SUU]," Dixie State coach Jon Judkins said in a news release. "I learned a lot about my team tonight, where we do share the basketball, we're pretty good. And when things go bad, we did a pretty good job of figuring out what we need to do to keep the lead and get the win."
John Knight III had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Thunderbirds (1-1). He also five assists and eight turnovers. Dre Marin added 19 points and six rebounds.