Scores

Final

High Point 82

(7-3, 3-3 away)

Utah Valley 69

(6-8, 5-3 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    UCCU Center, Orem, Utah

    1 2 T
    HP 25 5782
    UVU 37 3269

    High Point 82, Utah Valley State 69

    OREM, Utah (AP) -- A.Z. Reid had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead visiting High Point to an 82-69 come-from-behind victory Friday night over Utah Valley State.

    The Wolverines (6-8) led 37-25 at halftime, but High Point (7-3) shot 69.7 percent from the field in the second half.

    Coming out of intermission, Reid scored five quick points on a layup and a 3-pointer.

    When Reid put back his own miss four minutes into the second half, High Point had cut the UVSC lead to 41-40.

    High Point guard Mike Jefferson scored seven straight points to punctuate an 18-4 run and put the Panthers up 47-41.

    The rest of the way, the Wolverines appeared to be in a state of shock as Reid, Jefferson and their teammates pushed the ball up the floor for quick, easy shots.

    Utah Valley built its halftime lead with an 11-0 run midway through the first half that was highlighted by a sky hook from 6-foot-10 center Ben Devoe.

    Jefferson finished with 21 points coming off the bench. Twenty of Reid's points and 16 of Jefferson's came in the second half.

    Senior guard Sylvester Allison scored 22 points to lead four Wolverines in double figures.

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