Potter scores 16 points, Utah women defeat Washington State
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Emily Potter scored 16 points with seven rebounds and Utah kept a narrow lead throughout the game in beating Washington State 54-50 on Friday night.
Potter, a 6-foot-6 senior, made 7 of 11 shots from the field while Megan Huff added 12 points for the Utes (16-10, 7-8), who snapped a two-game skid and swept the season series from the Cougars, who were outscored 32-14 in the paint.
The game was tied once at 2 before Huff made consecutive baskets with the Utes leading the rest of the way but never by double figures.
Three free throws by Borislava Hristova with nine seconds left got the Cougars (10-17, 3-12) within 53-50 but Huff added a free throw and WSU’s Louise Brown missed a hurried 3-pointer.
Hristova scored 18 points and Nike McClure collected 12 rebounds for WSU, which has lost four straight.