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San Francisco 52, No. 21 Colorado 51

December 12, 1996

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Julie Murdent hit a decisive free throw, then Denise Woods and Brittany Lindhe blocked Colorado shots as San Francisco hung on for a 52-51 upset of No. 21 Colorado on Wednesday night.

San Francisco (5-2) led 29-27 at the half, but had to scramble in the waning seconds as Colorado (5-2) fought back.

It was tied at 51 with 3:04 left. With at 1:52 remaining, Colorado’s Erin Scholz committed her only foul of the night, sending Murdent to the free throw line. She hit one of two.

Then as time ran out, Woods and Lindhe blocked consecutive attempts by Colorado’s Lashena Graham.

The game was marked by strong defensive play. San Francisco forced 13 Colorado turnovers while losing 18 of its own.

Andrea Kagie scored 17 points to lead San Francisco, while Lindhe and Murdent added 11 points each.

Scholz led Colorado, which now has lost two one-point games to unranked teams in a week, with 15 points.

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