No. 12 W. Kentucky 83, Utah 41
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) _ Gwen Doyle scored 20 points, including nine during an early run, to lead No. 12 Western Kentucky to an 83-41 victory over Utah in both teams’ season opener Friday night.
The Lady Toppers took the lead for good at 8-7 on Denise Hill’s layup with 12:35 left in the first half. That started a 15-4 run that continued until the 8:45 mark, and Western went on to a 47-22 halftime lead.
The Lady Toppers were 32 of 62 for 51.6 percent from the field, while the Lady Utes were 13 of 53 for 24.5 percent.
Veronica Cook and Ida Bowen added 13 points apiece for Western.
Andrea Herold and Angie Bandy paced Utah with 11 each.