CANADA WINS: Team Canada kept its 2004 Olympic hopes alive with a 92-35 thrashing of the Dominican Republic Friday. With the win, the Canadians advance to the semifinals of the FIBA Americas and a possible Olympic berth.
Ute sophomores Shona Thorburn and Kim Smith finished with eight points apiece. Thorburn added three rebounds and two assists, while Smith grabbed five rebounds.
Canada finished second in Pool B, behind Cuba, and will begin medal round play against Pool A champion Brazil at 4 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday.
VOLLEYBALL: Senior middle blocker Erin Cartwright-Davis recorded a match-high 24 kills, 18 digs and six blocks to lead Utah State to a four-game win over Cal State Northridge in the first Big West Conference match of the season for both teams. With the 34-36, 31-29, 30-25, 30-27 win, USU improved to 7-3 on the season and 1-0 in league play, while the Matadors fell to 4-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Utah State will next face No. 20 Pacific (6-2, 1-0) in Stockton, Calif., tonight at 8. The Tigers opened league play with a dramatic five-game win over Idaho on Thursday night.
TENNIS: Four Weber State players are still alive in the open singles bracket at the BYU Men's Invitational at Provo.
The four players are Zach Levetan, Jonathan Engelbrecht,Mathis Saberon and Andrew Corlett.
SOCCER: Southern Utah dropped its second match in as many days in a 3-0 decision to San Diego State Friday in Cedar City. The loss, SUU's sixth shutout of the season and second setback of its current three-game homestand, moved the Thunderbirds to 0-8 on the season, while the Aztecs improved to 2-4.
SUU concludes its homestand Monday against in-state rival Weber State at 2 p.m. at the Thunderbird Soccer Field.