Reese has 19 points, 17 boards in No. 20 Arizona women’s win

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EL PASO, Texas (AP)Cate Reese scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds to help No. 20 Arizona stay undefeated with a 54-43 win over UTEP on Saturday.

Arizona (9-0) outscored UTEP 12-3 in the second quarter to lead 33-17 at the half and extended to its largest lead at 47-28 late in the third quarter.

UTEP (7-2) opened the fourth quarter with a 12-3 run to cut the deficit to 50-41 with 3:03 left in the game, helping to make it the smallest margin of victory for the Wildcats this year.

Arizona made just 1 of 14 from 3-point range but shot 38% overall from the field compared to UTEP’s 26%.

Aari McDonald added 13 points and Sam Thomas scored 12 for the Wildcats. Reese had her third double-double of the season and the tenth of her career.

Ariona Gill had 11 points and Katia Gallegos added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Miners.

More AP women’s basketball: https://apnews.com/Womenscollegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

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