Mavs can’t keep up with BYU

Colorado Mesa’s men’s basketball team hung with Brigham Young University for a half before the Cougars pulled away for an 84-60 victory in an exhibition game Saturday night in Provo, Utah.

The Mavericks shot 10 of 22 in the first half (45 percent), including five 3-pointers, to keep the game close. BYU (4-0) went into halftime up 36-28.

The Cougars blew the game open after the break, ripping off a 21-1 run in the first eight minutes of the second half.

Mesa cut the lead to 13 on a Landon Vermeer 3-pointer with 5:18 to play, but BYU responded with an 8-0 run, killing the comeback. Vermeer led the Mavs with 23 points.

Swimming & Diving

The Colorado Mesa women’s team won eight individual events to defeat Western State 132-86 in a dual in Gunnison.

Marissa Bradley won the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 4.32 seconds), Eryn Leonard won the 50 freestyle (26.01) and Miranda Reetz won the 400 individual medley (4:58.44).

The Mavericks defeated Colorado Mines 155-73, but lost to Northern Colorado 129-99.

Reetz won the 200 IM (2:16.66) and the 100 breakstroke (1:09.20). Teammates Ashley Ochsner was second (1:11.55) and Katie Thompson was third (1:13.90).

Maddy Wigg won the 1,650 freestyle in 18:45:71, Briana Purkapile won the 200 freestyle in 1:58.32 and Amanda Jennings won the 1-meter dive with 222.30 points.

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