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Idaho women nail school-record 18 3-pointers in win over Southern Utah

Jan. 19, 2017 Updated Thu., Jan. 19, 2017 at 9:46 p.m.

From staff reports

Taylor Pierce scored a season-high 25 points and Idaho hit a school-record 18 3-pointers in an 85-68 come-from-behind win over Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah on Thursday.

The Vandals (8-9, 3-3 Big Sky) trailed by 13 in the second half, before overtaking the lead late in the third quarter. Idaho registered identical 27-point quarters in the third and fourth.

Idaho found itself in an 11-point hole inside the first two minutes of the second quarter, down 22-11. Pierce scored eight consecutive points for Idaho to cut the T-Bird advantage to three, 34-31, at the half.

Southern Utah (5-13, 0-6) held onto the lead for a majority of the third quarter, but back-to-back 3-pointers from Daylee Hanson and Brooke Reilly completed Idaho’s comeback, giving the Vandals a 51-49 lead, their first since the game’s opening basket, late in the third.

Idaho shot 8 of 11 in the final quarter, limiting Southern Utah five field goals.

Mikayla Ferenz added 16 points to go with a career-high seven assists. Bethany Krause and Geraldine McCorkell added 10 points apiece, while Reilly ended the night just shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.

Jamie Smith led Southern Utah with 20 points.

Idaho visits Northern Arizona on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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