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Johnsen, Caton sign with Utes

Britton Johnsen and Trace Caton, brothers to current University of Utah basketball players Jeff Johnsen and Ben Caton, have signed letters of intent to join their siblings as Utes.

Johnsen, a 6-foot-9 inch inside player for Murray High, is one of the top-rated forwards in the country. He averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds to help lead Murray to the state title last year.

Caton, a 6-4 swingman from Alamosa, Colo., averaged 19.1 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for Alamosa High School. He was named his league's MVP.

Majerus believes Johnsen needs to add weight to be more effective. "What Britton has to do is get on my diet, go to the weight room and live my lifestyle when it comes to culinary endeavors," Majerus quipped.

BYU advances in volleyball

LAS VEGAS - Rallying from one game down, BYU got outstanding play from every position Wednesday night to blast past Colorado State 11-15, 15-9, 15-3, 15-11 in quarterfinal action at the WAC Women's Volleyball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden. Serving and blocking lifted the Cougars. BYU had 28 team blocks to 11 by CSU.

The second-seeded Cougars, now 23-6 on the year, won their 21st straight match and will meet third-seeded San Diego State tonight in the tournament semifinals. The other semifinal will feature top seed and No. 1-ranked Hawaii and fourth-seeded New Mexico.

The 25th-ranked Cougars were led by senior outside hitter Gale Oborn Johnson, who rebounded from a slow start to put down 21 kills. Amy Steele added 18 kills, one solo block and 13 block assists.