OREM, Utah (AP) -- Sophomore Robyn Fairbanks scored a school
record 43 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Wednesday to lead Utah
Valley State to an 84-78 victory over Montana State.
Fairbanks' outburst came just two days after she set the school
record with 34 points against UC Riverside.Despite Fairbanks' efforts, the Wolverines (10-3) had to hold
off a late rally by Montana State (5-6).UVSC led 81-71 after two free throws by Hollie Beaman with 1:10
remaining, but MSU scored seven points in 29 seconds, capped by a
3-pointer by Alyssa Nelson with 41 seconds remaining, to pull to
81-78.The Bobcats were forced to foul and Fairbanks made 3-of-4 free
throws to seal the win.Rebecca Mercer and Nelson scored 17 points each for Montana
State, which trailed 45-38 at halftime.The Bobcats rallied to tie the score at 62 on a 3-pointer by
Whitney Connolly with 7:50 remaining.The Wolverines used a 19-9 run -- including 10 points, four
rebounds, an assist and a steal by Fairbanks -- to take the 81-71
lead.Krislyn Wallace added 11 points and 10 rebounds for MSU, while
Anne Phippard also had 11 points and Connolly fouled out with 10.
Nelson had seven assists, four rebounds and three steals for the
Bobcats.Asumi Nakayama was the only other UVSC player in double figures
with 10 points.