Mitchell scores 20 of her 26 in second half for streaking Utes

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Leilani Mitchell scored 20 of her 26 points in the second half and No. 20 Utah beat UNLV 82-53 Wednesday for its 14th consecutive victory.

Mitchell, the Utes' leading scorer with a 16.9 average, scored the first 20 of the Utes' 29 second-half points. At that point, Utah owned a 67-50 lead with 3:29 left. The Utes then went on a 15-3 run to end the game.

Mitchell also led Utah (19-3, 8-0 in the Mountain West) with 10 assists. Kalee Whipple scored 21 points while Morgan Warburton added 19 points for the Utes.

UNLV (6-15, 2-6) was led by Sequoia Holmes with 17 points while Dominique Harris scored 14 and Shamela Hampton had 10.

Utah led 33-30 at halftime. Whipple had 13 first-half points including three 3-pointers.

The Utes and Lady Rebels each had 9-0 runs during the first half.

Utah was trailing 10-7 before going ahead 16-7 on its 9-0 run that ended with 13:00 remaining. Warburton, Katie King and Whipple each scored three points during that run.

UNLV's 9-0 run occurred after Utah had taken its biggest lead of the first half at 27-14. The Lady Rebels narrowed the margin to 27-23 with 3:20 left, when Holmes finished that run with a three-point play.

Allison Holiday's 3-pointer at the buzzer allowed the Lady Rebels to trim the Utes' lead to 33-30 at the half.