TUCSON (KVOA) -- This week is the beginning of mass athletic events on the campus of UA. Fall sports will collide with Winter sports and soon the beginning of Spring sports making for a busy next four months leading into graduation.
Beandu Yeaney scored 11 of her season-high 14 points in the first half Friday to help No. 10 Arizona hold off Utah for a 66-54 Pac-12 victory.
The Wildcats (11-2, 9-2) recovered from a sluggish start to get the victory and have retaken first place in the conference after No. 5 Stanford lost Friday night at UCLA.
Aari McDonald scored 22 points to become to the program’s 3rd member of the 2,000-point club. She joins her head coach Adia Barnes (2,237) and Davellyn Whyte (2,059).
Cate Reese had 11 points and nine rebounds and moved past 1,000 points in her career. A feat that Sam Thomas also achieved in the UA’s win over Oregon State.
Next up for the Wildcats is Colorado at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Arizona Volleyball lost the 2020-21 season opener Friday night to 10th-ranked Utah, 25-23, 25-17, 25-15 at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City.
Newcomer Dilara Gedikoglu led the Wildcats (0-1, 0-1) in both kills (9) and digs (10). UA did not swing well on the night, hitting just .028.
The two teams will face off again on Sunday at Noon.
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