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Washington State women hold off Utah's late rally, win 57-48

Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker scored 15 points as seventh-seeded WSU beat No. 10 seed Utah 57-48 in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker scored 15 points, Bella Murekatete added 13 points and 12 rebounds, and seventh-seeded Washington State beat No. 10 seed Utah 57-48 in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament. 

Washington State (12-10) will play No. 2 seed Arizona in a quarterfinal on Thursday at 5pm. 

Leger-Walker was just 3 of 16 from the field but made 7 of 8 free throws. 

Senior Krystal Leger-Walker added 12 points.

The sisters each had eight rebounds and two 3-pointers. 

Gig Harbor's Brynna Maxwell scored 15 points to lead Utah (5-16), which shot 14 of 60 (23%) from the floor.