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Brynna Maxwell of Gig Harbor leads Utah women past Washington State

PULLMAN – Freshman Brynna Maxwell of Gig Harbor scored 22 points to lead Utah to a 78-66 victory over Washington State in a women’s basketball game Sunday.

Maxwell, a 6-foot guard, made 7 of 9 shots, including 4 of 5 three-point attempts.

WSU (11-13 overall, 4-8 Pac-12) hurt itself by trailing 22-6 after the first quarter even though it scored the first four points of the game.

Cougars sophomore Ula Motuga scored a season-high 14 points in her return from a two-game absence caused by injury.

Borislava Hristova and Johanna Muzet scored 12 points each for WSU.