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State colleges: Utah women hold off Hawaii for win
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Taryn Wicijowski scored a career-high 26 points, and the Utah women's basketball team held off Hawaii for a 62-61 win Saturday in Honolulu.

The Utes (7-0) led by as many as 16 points before the Rainbow Wahine went on an 11-0 run late in the second half and eventually pulled to within a point with 6 seconds remaining.

Utah's Michelle Plouffe missed a free throw in the waning seconds before blocking a last-second Hawaii shot to preserve the win. Plouffe finished with 14 points, and Iwalani Rodrigues, who is from Ewa Beach Hawaii, scored 13.

Kamilah Martin led Hawaii (2-6) with 22 points.

Montana State 71, Utah State 56 • In Logan, Jenna Johnson had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals for Utah State, but the Aggies lost their home opener. Devyn Christensen added 18 points, Jennifer Schlott 13 and Makenlee Williams 10 for USU (2-5).

The Bobcats (5-1) had four players score in double figures, led by Kalli Durham with 18 points.

New Mexico State 70, Southern Utah 68 • In Cedar City, the Thunderbirds led by 14 points at halftime before the Aggies rallied to win in the finals seconds. Carli Moreland came off the bench to lead SUU (2-4) with 16 points.

South Dakota 72, Utah Valley 48 • In Vermillion, S.D., Sammie Jensen led UVU (1-7) with 10 points in the loss.

New Mexico State 70, Southern Utah 68 • In Cedar City, the Thunderbirds led by 14 points at halftime before the Aggies rallied to win in the finals seconds. Carli Moreland came off the bench to lead SUU (2-4) with 16 points.

Salt Lake Community College 69, Chemeketa 54 • Summer Yack came off the bench to lead the Bruins with 14 points in their win at Twin Falls, Idaho.

Men's basketball

Utah Valley 67, Pepperdine 63 (OT) • In Orem, Holton Hunsaker scored seven of his game-high 22 points in overtime to help Utah Valley defeat Pepperdine. Hunsaker made five 3-pointers, and Ben Aird added 19 points for the Wolverines (4-5).

Aird sent the game into the extra session with a pair of free throws with 39 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 55.

Pepperdine (4-3) had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Lorne Jackson led Pepperdine with 17 points.

Southern Utah 95, San Diego Christian 65 • In Cedar City, Jackson Stevenett scored 15 points to lead the Thunderbirds (2-6) to the win.

Westminster 84, Montana Western 63 • John Hayter scored 13 points, and Alex Drecksel, Colton Moon and Jordan Bjornberg added 12 each as the Griffins won the Frontier Conference opener.

Swimming

The Utah men's team beat BYU 156-144 in a dual meet at the Ute Natatorium, while the Ute women beat the Cougars 181-177.

Utah's Bence Kiraly won the men's 1,000-yard freestyle in 9 minutes, 31.74 seconds and teammate Ryan Hansen (9:53.60) finished second.

Utah as Samantha Zuch won the women's 1,000 free (1028.54) ahead of teammates Kayla Buck (10:33.62) and Leighanne Oliver (10:46.09). Zuch and Buck did it again in the 500 free, taking first and second with times of 5:02.94 and 5:07.92.

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