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Utah 59, UNLV 51

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kim Smith had 21 points and six rebounds to
lead Utah past UNLV 59-51 Saturday.

Shona Thorburn added 16 points and six rebounds and Heidi
Carlsen scored 12 points for the Utes (13-4, 4-2 Mountain West
Conference), who have won four straight.

Kisha Lee led the Lady Rebels (11-5, 3-2) with 16 points while
Sheena Moore had 12 points, five assists and four steals. Sherry
McCracklin added 11 points and nine rebounds.

The Rebels never led, but narrowed the Utes' lead to 34-32 after
Lee's 3-pointer with 11:11 left in the game.

The Utes went on a 9-0 run during the next 4:26 to take a 43-32
lead.

Carlsen started the run with a 3-pointer and ended it by making
two free throws with 6:46 left.

Smith scored 14 first-half points to pace the Utes to a 22-19
lead at intermission.