Despite closing to within one with just over five minutes to play, Fresno State was unable to pull ahead on the road as the Bulldogs were outscored 12-2 during the final minutes to fall 75-64 to Portland on Sunday afternoon at the Chiles Center. The loss was Fresno State’s first of the season.
Shooting 14-of-24, Utti dropped in a career-high 29 points to go with 11 rebounds to post her first double-double of the year.
The former Gulls' star was a four-time Oregon 4A All-State selection for the Gulls, earning first team honors as a sophomore and senior. Also a four-time all-league performer, the 5-foot-10 freshman, was the 2014-15 and 2016-17 Cowapa League Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year as well as earning Co-MVP honors as a freshman.
Utti's numbers steadily increased throughout her career, averaging 20.4 points, 8.0 rebounds. 6.4 assists, 6.4 steals and 1.9 blocks per game as a senior at Seaside High School. She also holds school records for career points (1,794), assists (504) and steals (503), and season records for points (511), assists (161) and steals (159).