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Women’s basketball: Utah holds off WSU; Huskies snap 10-game losing streak

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Kiana Moore scored 26 points, Megan Huff had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Utah held off Washington State 75-67 on Sunday in Salt Lake City.

Utah (20-7, 9-7 Pac-12) took a 57-50 lead into the fourth quarter before Washington State cut it to 62-60 on a pair of free throws by Borislava Hristova. The teams traded baskets until WSU’s Michaela Jones made one of two free throws to cut Utah’s lead to 66-65 with 3:16 remaining.

Utes freshman Andrea Torres scored the next five points on a layup and shot-clock beating 3-pointer from the corner. She finished with seven points and was 1 of 6 from distance.

With her team trailing 71-65, Hristova made a layup with about one minute to go then Utah closed it out with a layup by Huff and two free throws from Moore. The Cougars missed a layup and two 3-pointers on their only two possessions of the final minute.

Hristova led Washington State (9-18, 4-12) with 22 points and five rebounds. Chanelle Molina had 13 points, four assists and three steals.

The game was tied at 33 at halftime then the Utes outscored the Cougars 24-17 for their 7-point lead at the start of the fourth.

In a game with only 24 personal fouls, Utah made 9 of 10 free throws and WSU made 8 of 10.

Washington 60, Colorado 46: Mai-Loni Henson and Amber Melgoza each scored 17 points with eight rebounds and three assists apiece to lead Washington past Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

The Huskies (9-18, 2-13 Pac-12) ended a 10-game losing streak. Their last win came on Jan. 11 when they beat Colorado 68-58 in Seattle.

Henson’s 3-pointer gave the Huskies a 7-5 lead and started a 17-2 run from which the Lady Buffs couldn’t recover. Henson added a 3-point play, Missy Peterson had a 3 during the run and the Huskies led 21-7 after the first quarter. Colorado shot 3 of 12 in the first quarter and committed 10 turnovers. Colorado finished with 22 turnovers that led to 28 points for Washington.

Washington also held Colorado to seven points in the closing quarter.

Emma Clarke led Colorado (12-15, 2-14) with 15 points. The Lady Buffs have lost three of their last four.