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No. 25 Santa Clara 63, Denver 52

December 22, 1998

DENVER (AP) _ Katie Pursley scored 15 points and Brook Staebell had 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 25 Santa Clara to a 63-52 victory over Denver on Monday night.

Santa Clara (9-1) led 36-22 at halftime and increased the lead to 23 points before Denver (3-9) went on a 24-7 run to close to within 54-48 with 6:22 remaining. The Pioneers then scored only four points down the stretch as the Broncos pulled away.

It was the Pioneers’ first home loss of the season.

Melissa Garcia led Denver scoring with 16 points and Michaela Pavlickova added 10.

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