Dixie State University basketball continued its hot streak with a repeat performance against Holy Names University Saturday.
The Storm extended their season-long winning streak to six games and clinched a spot in the conference tournament with the 88-68 win over the Hawks.
DSU has won four straight games by at least 20 points and sit in a deadlock atop the Pacific West Conference.
“We’re really clicking right now and I think we’re doing it at just the right time,” said head coach Jon Judkins. “If you would’ve told me two months ago that we have a chance to win the conference, I would’ve called you crazy.”
The Storm now have an opportunity to do just that as they sit just one game behind first place Concordia in the loss column at 12-5. The Eagles are 15-4 and Azusa Pacific University sits at 13-4. DSU finds themselves in a tie with California Baptist University, and all of those teams have a chance to win the regular season PacWest title.
Five DSU players scored in double figures led by senior forward Mark Ogden Jr., who notched his fourth consecutive double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The underclassman were efficient on the night as sophomore guards Trevor Hill and Brandon Simister scored 10 points apiece and sophomore forward Zac Hunter poured in 12. Freshman forward Quincy Matthews scored a career-high 10 points in his extended minutes in the absence of senior guard Robbie Nielson.
The Storm face Dominican University Monday at 7:30 p.m. in San Rafael, California.