Talisa Rhea had 19 points and five assists as the Seattle University women's basketball team clinched a winning season with a 70-41 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday at Connolly Center.

Talisa Rhea had 19 points and five assists as the Seattle University women’s basketball team clinched a winning season with a 70-41 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday at Connolly Center.

It’s the Redhawks’ first winning season since 2008-09.

Kacie Sowell had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Seattle U (15-9). Sylvia Shephard and Daidra Brown scored 10 points apiece.

“I think in the first half, we were a little ragged,” coach Joan Bonvicini said. ” … But we really came out strong, aggressive and really got in rhythm right after halftime.”

The Redhawks play at Chicago State on Wednesday.

From team report