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Final

Montana State 63

(5-5, 2-2 away)

Utah 66

(6-5, 4-2 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 18, 2006

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    MTST 19 4463
    UTAH 25 4166

    Utah 66, Montana State 63

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Joh-Teena Filipe scored a career-high 24 points as the University of Utah women's basketball team defeated Montana State 66-63 on Monday night.

    Morgan Warburton added 14 points for Utah (6-5), which led 25-19 at halftime. She and Filipe were the only Utah players in double figures.

    Montana State (5-5) opened a 10-7 advantage midway through the first half.

    With Utah trailing 19-17 late in the half, Filipe took over in the paint, scoring six straight points to give the Utes a 23-19 advantage.

    A pair of free throws from Hennasea Tokumura gave the Utes a six-point halftime lead.

    Montana State's Brandie Buckless pulled the Bobcats within 38-35 with a 3-pointer with 13:27 left in the game. The Utes answered with a 9-2 run, sparked by four points from Filipe. That spurt gave Utah its biggest lead of the night, 47-37.

    Whitney Connolly led Montana State with 18 points. Alyssa Nelson added 14 for the Bobcats.

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