Utah Valley St. 80, Simpson (Cal.) 53

Isiah Williams had 21 points and made five 3-point shots to lead

Utah Valley to an 80-53 victory against Simpson on Friday

night.

Geddes Robinson added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the

Wolverines (1-0).

Stephon Thomas and Bryan Castillo scored 13 points each for

Simpson (0-4), an NAIA school in Redding, Calif., that went 2-29

last season.

Utah Valley scored the game’s first 11 points and broke it open

with a 17-3 run over a span of 5:04 late in the first half.

Williams made two of his 3-pointers during the surge, which gave

the Wolverines a 46-23 cushion.