OREM -- Junior forward Shawnte Taylor scored 12 points and senior center Mikell Woodfield added a double-double, but the Weber State University women's basketball team fell in heartbreaking fashion against in-state rival Utah Valley.
The Wolverines' Sammie Jensen scored 19 points and pulled down 21 rebounds as UVU rallied for a 63-59 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday night at the UCCU Center.
Woodfield finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while also adding a season-high four assists for Weber State (1-8).
Sophomore guard Justine Johnson added eight points for WSU.
Weber State led 35-31 at halftime, the first time this season the Wildcats have led at the intermission, but WSU was haunted by costly foul trouble in the second half as the Wolverines rallied.
Weber State will return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m., when it hosts CSU Bakersfield at the Dee Events Center. The Roadrunners are 3-7 this season after snapping a six-game skid on Thursday at Montana.
In another in-state women's game Thursday, BYU defeated the Southern Utah 82-49 at the Marriott Center. BYU hosts Utah Saturday afternoon.
"It was a great game for a lot of our players that don't always have a lot of opportunities to play," BYU coach Jeff Judkins said.
Although it was SUU's Hailey Mandelko who started the game with a 3-pointer, BYU (8-2) took control of the half from there with a 15-2 run sparked by a jumper from Kristen Riley.
From there BYU extended its lead to as much as 21 within the half. At the half, the Cougars led by 20 with a score of 35-15.
Kim Parker led the Cougars with 17 points, four steals and two blocks. Former Clearfield standout Haley Steed also posted nine points, six rebounds, six assists and two blocks.
Meanwhile, Utah State junior guard/forward Chelsea Burns has been medically disqualified due to a knee injury. The injury is similar to the one that kept her out of the entire 2009-10 season.
Burns, a native of Carlsbad, Calif, started the first four games of the season and played in five this season. She averaged 10.8 minutes, 0.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.