Utah Valley continues hot streak, beating CSU Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Conner Toolson drained five from long range to score 22 points and Kenneth Ogbe added 14 as Utah Valley continued its hot streak to dominate Cal State Bakersfield 70-47 on Thursday night.

Utah Valley (20-8, 9-3 Western Athletic Conference) knocked off league-leading New Mexico State 86-79 last week to halt its 11-game win streak before sliding past UT Rio Grande Valley 84-72 on Saturday.

The Wolverines continued to stalk New Mexico State (23-5, 10-2) remaining just one game back in the conference standings. Utah Valley has now won three straight and four of its last five games with two regular-season games remaining.

Ogbe nailed 4 of 8 from distance, hitting 5 of 9 field-goal attempts. Akolda Manyang added 11 points with four blocks for Utah Valley. Manyang became UVU’s single-season block leader as he has swatted away 58.

The Wolverines took a 31-27 lead into the break. They opened the second half on a 17-2 sprint and coasted to the win.

Moataz Aly had 12 points to lead CSU Bakersfield (11-16, 4-8).