Utes slam Raiders in exhibition; Gida hits 3

Michelle Plouffe had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Utah women's basketball team to an easy exhibition win over Southern Oregon, 91-36, Monday at Salt Lake City, Utah.

Janita Badon added 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the NCAA Division I Utes, who built a 17-point halftime lead then opened the second half with a 12-2 run.

Alexi Smith led the NAIA Division II Raiders with eight points, while Nicole Mowbray and Celonna Arrington added five points apiece.

The game included three former Ashland High stars: Southern Oregon's Jamie Roupp and Josi McDermott and Utah's Allison Gida. Roupp and McDermott scored two points apiece and Gida scored three on a 3-pointer with eight seconds left.

The exhibition loss will not count against the Raiders (8-7), who next play Northwest Christian on Dec. 30.

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