Utah Valley Earns Fifth-Straight Win With Antelope Valley Rout

Dec 16, 2022, 8:09 PM | Updated: 8:42 pm


UVU guard Trey Woodbury drives past an Antelope Valley Pioneer defender last in an 80-54 Wolverine win at the UCCU Center on Friday, December 16.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Valley cruised to an easy victory, increasing their season high winning streak to five games with an 80-54 win over Antelope Valley.

Utah Valley (8-4) hosted the undefeated Antelope Valley Pioneers (10-1) at the UCCU Center in Orem, UT on Friday, December 16.

UVU came in riding a four-game winning streak. The Wolverines easily dispatched of SAGU American Indian College 100-54 earlier in the week.

Antelope Valley ran by Benedictine University at Mesa in their last game, winning 97-69.

First Half

Utah Valley took advantage of 1-for-8 shooting from the Pioneers to open a 9-2 lead in the opening minutes.

UVU threw a balanced attack at Antelope Valley as four of five Wolverine starters scored before the first timeout as they started 4-of-9 from the field.

RELATED: Utah Valley Crushes SAGU American Indian College For Fourth Straight Win

The Wolverines would go cold over the next few minutes, missing eight of nine shots at one point as Antelope Valley went on a 8-0 run to take a 14-13 lead

Justin Harmon ended the run with a driving layup that put the Wolverines back in front. Tim Ceasar followed with a quick three as the UVU lead grew to 18-14.

Utah Valley followed a Pioneer free throw with a pair of free throws and two Cam Alford lay-ins. Alford scored six straight to give his team a 26-15 lead with 7:11 left in the half.

RELATED: Utah Valley Outlasts Northern Arizona In Overtime

Two baskets from Tyler Murrell got the Pioneers within seven but Tim Fuller and Trey Woodbury combined for a 7-0 run to take a 33-19 lead with 3:56 in the half.

UVU’s lead would grow to 37-20 at the half.

Second Half

Utah Valley would enjoy a double-digit lead throughout the second half ass they pulled away from the Pioneers.

RELATED: Utah Valley Blows Out BYU For Second Consecutive Crosstown Win

Woodbury’s 17 points led all scorers as three Wolverines reached double-figures. Blaze Nield added 14 points. Justin Harmon scored 13. Aziz Bandaogo finished with a team-high 12 boards.

Michael Hayes was the only Pioneer to cross the double-digit barrier, finishing with 15 points. Levonte Ott added eight points in the loss.

Up Next

The Wolverines pack up and head to Eugene, Oregon where they will face the Pac-12’s Oregon Ducks (6-5) at Matthew Knight Arena on Tuesday, December 20. Tip-off for this game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. (MST).

Utah Valley Wolverines

payton henry...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: Former Pleasant Grove Baseball Star Suffers Scary Injury

It was a scary scene in late May when former Pleasant Grove Viking Payton Henry was struck in the head by an opponent's backswing.

6 days ago

daniel schneeman...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: Former BYU Cougar Making Triple-A Case For Big League Promotion

Daniel Schneeman is on fire at the plate this season for last-place Columbus, putting himself in position to make his MLB debut this summer.

21 days ago

coors field...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: Former Cottonwood Hurler Porter Hodge Earns Promotion To Triple-A

After earning a spot on the Chicago Cubs' 40-man roster following 2023, former Cottonwood Colt Porter Hodge is one step away from the bigs.

1 month ago


Kyle Ireland

Utah Valley Men’s Basketball Adds Multiple Transfer Players

Utah Valley men’s basketball announced the addition of multiple players to its roster via the transfer portal ahead of the 2024-25 season.

1 month ago

Drake Allen Utah Valley Basketball...

Brian Preece

Former UVU Guard Drake Allen Chooses Utah State In Transfer Portal

Drake Allen will suit up for his third Beehive State team when he takes the floor for Utah State after spending last season with Utah Valley. 

2 months ago

BYU Baseball - Miller Park...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: 28 Beehive Locals Join Minor League Teams For 2024

From Cache to Washington Counties and everywhere between, 28 local athletes litter minor-league baseball rosters at the pro level.

2 months ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

Utah Hockey Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Want to get the latest info on Utah's newest sports franchise? Sign up for the Utah Hockey newsletter!

Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption...

Hans & Scotty’s Day Of Adoption

Join the KSL Sports Zone for Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption, in partnership with the Humane Society of Utah, on June 25th, 2024!


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Utah Valley Earns Fifth-Straight Win With Antelope Valley Rout