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Moraga, Calif. • The Utah women's basketball team edged Saint Mary's 63-62 in the final game of the Hilton Concord Classic on Saturday afternoon and the Utes remained undefeated.
Junior wing Tanaeya Boclair scored 16 points and had three steals to lead Utah (5-0). Teammate forward Emily Potter added eight points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.
The Gaels (2-4) took a 33-31 lead going into the second half, and increased their lead to 50-47 after three quarters.
In the final quarter, the Utes took their largest lead of the game on a score by junior forward Wendy Anae, for a 58-52 lead. Saint Mary's tied the game at 58-all, then again at 62. Potter secured the win for the Utes on a free throw with nine seconds remaining.
BYU 71, Tulsa 56 • In Albuquerque, N.M., the Cougars beat Tulsa (2-4) to earn the UNM Thanksgiving Tournament title.
BYU's Kristine Nielson contributed a career-high 17 points, five rebounds and three assists, and was named the tournament MVP.
Kalani Purcell and Makenzi Pulsipher also scored in double-digits for the Cougars, who improved to 3-2.
Purcell had 19 points, six assists and two blocks. Pulsipher added 15 points and eight rebounds.
Despite 11 turnovers in the first half, BYU went into the second half up 28-22.
Cal Poly 77, Utah Valley 65 • In San Luis Obispo, California, the Mustangs defeated the Wolverines in the ShareSLO Holiday Beach Classic.
Cal Poly (3-3) put Utah Valley (0-6) in an early hole with a 12-3 run in the first period, then kept control the rest of the game.
Arizona 77, Southern Utah 65 • In Cedar City, despite leading at halftime, the Thunderbirds fell to the Wildcats.
Whitney Johnson scored 12 of her 18 points in the first half to lead Southern Utah (3-1) to a 39-36 halftime lead before Arizona (3-1) took over.
SLCC 79, Casper College 41 • In Taylorsville, the Bruins beat the Thunderbirds for their third consecutive win.
The teams were tied at 23-all before SLCC (6-1) went on a 10-0 run and the Bruins held a 39-29 lead going into the break.
Buffalo 74, Weber State 72 • In Anchorage, the Bulls held off the Wildcats to win.
Weber State (2-4) led 65-64 with 1:34 left, before Buffalo (5-2) went on a 5-0 run to take the lead. The Wildcats came within one, at 69-68 and again at 72-71, but fell short.
SUU 101, Life Pacific 56 • In Cedar City, the Thunderbirds won against the Warriors (4-2) to remain undefeated at home. Jacob Calloway scored 18 points and added 12 rebounds to lead SUU (4-4)
SLCC 114, Big Bend 87 • In Taylorsville, the Bruins used a dominant second half to beat Big Bend. The Bruins (8-1) took a 48-34 lead into the break, then scored 66 points in the second half to seal the win.
Sonoma State 59, Wesminster 57 • In St. George, the Griffins struggled to score in a loss against the Seawolves in the third game of the Dixie State/Wingate Thanksgiving Classic.
The Griffins made just five baskets in the second half and were 0 of 5 from beyond the arc. The teams were tied at 57-all, before the Seawolves' Khlaid Johnson scored with 30 seconds left and Sonoma State (4-2) held off the Griffins to win.