Toolsons lift Utah Valley into 2nd place in Western Athletic
OREM, Utah (AP) — Jake and Connor Toolson combined to score 37 points and Utah Valley defeated Grand Canyon 82-70 Thursday night in the battle for second place in the Western Athletic Conference.
Jake Toolson scored 19 points, making four 3-pointers with eight rebounds and seven assists. Connor Toolson scored 18 with a trio of 3-pointers.
The teams had come in with identical conference records. Alessandro Lever gave Grand Canyon a 3-0 lead but it was the Wolverines (22-8, 11-4) in control after that, taking the lead less than a minute later when Benjamin Nakwaasah and Jake Toolson hit back-to-back 3-pointers.
Lever scored five quick points to open the second half and the Antelopes (18-11, 10-5) grabbed a 44-43 lead. Jake Toolson answered with a 3-pointer and Utah Valley ripped a 13-2 run and led by double digits for most of the second half.