OREM, Utah (AP) — Akolda Manyang scored 25 points pulled down 15 rebounds and blocked six shots and Utah Valley defeated in-state rival Weber State 83-56 Wednesday night.
The rebounds and points are both career highs for Manyang and he tied his best mark with the half dozen blocks. Conner Toolson added 16 points, Kenneth Ogbe 15 and Brandon Randolph 10 for the Wolverines (6-3).
Utah Valley won the battle of the glass 43-27, shot 60 percent from the floor, blocked 10 Weber shots and also had four steals. The rebounds led to Utah Valley outscoring Weber State 52-26 in the paint.
Brekkott Chapman scored 15 points for the Wildcats (4-4) with six assists, Jerrick Harding scored 16 points and Dusty Baker 14.
Utah Valley, which never trailed, broke away from a 27-27 tie with 6:24 remaining in the first half and led 43-29 by the break. The 16-2 run including back-to-back dunks by Manyang.
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