Kristina Andersen had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Elko product Lauren Beckman added 13 as the undefeated University of Utah women defeated Nevada 62-58 Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City.
The Utes (8-0) took a 27-21 halftime lead and held on the rest of the way at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
The Wolf Pack, who dropped to 3-4, were led by Angie Heer's 20 points, including 11 in the second half. Heer shot 7-of-14 from the field and 5-of-9 from behind the 3-point arc. Teammate Kate Smith scored 16 points. Ashlee Orndorff didn't score, but she led the Wolf Pack with nine rebounds.
Beckman shot 7-for-8 from the free throw line to finish with 13 points and also grabbed nine rebounds. The 6-foot-2 junior was Nevada's Gatorade Player of the Year for Elko in 1997.