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Bruins Knock Off Cougars By Four In Pac-10 Opener

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Tawana Grimes and Aisha Veasley each scored 17 points for UCLA Thursday night in Pullman as the visiting Bruins knocked off Washington State 77-73 in the Pacific-10 Conference opener for both schools.

Grimes was 9 for 9 from the foul line and Veasley, who also had eight rebounds, made seven of her 11 field-goal attempts for UCLA (7-3), which shot 54.2 percent in the second half to break a 30-30 halftime tie.

Kristin Erickson came off the bench to score 24 points for WSU (5-4), which got only 27 points from its starters.

Jennifer Ludwicki, another reserve, finished with 13 points for the Cougars.

UCLA 77, Washington St. 73

UCLA (7-3, 1-0) - Martin 4-7 3-4 11, Jackson 2-2 0-0 5, Funicello 2-3 0-1 4, Grimes 4-9 9-9 17, Veasley 7-11 3-4 17, Philman 1-6 3-4 5, Pearson 2-4 1-4 6, Hubbard 3-5 6-7 12, Houser 0-0 0-0 0, Tomich 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 25-33 77.

Washington State (5-4, 0-1) - Wilder 2-5 3-4 7, Saneholtz 2-5 0-1 4, Kunze 2-5 2-2 6, Hyett 2-3 0-1 4, Smith 2-6 0-1 6, Erickson 9-20 3-4 24, McNeeley 0-0 2-2 2, Evans 2-5 3-4 7, Ludwicki 4-13 4-7 13. Totals 25-62 17-26 73.

Halftime score - 30-30 tie. 3-point goals - UCLA 2-4 (Jackson 1-1, Grimes 0-1, Pearson 1-1, Tomich 0-1), WSU 6-19 (Hyett -1, Smith 2-5, Erickson 3-6, Ludwicki 1-7). Total fouls - UCLA 23, WSU 25. Fouled out - Martin, Funicello, Hyett. Technical fouls - None. Rebounds - UCLA 39 (Veasley 8), WSU 33 (Kunze, Erickson, Ludwicki 5 ea.) Assists - UCLA 8 (Grimes 5), WSU 17 (Hyett 8). A-473

N. Arizona 68, E. Washington 58

EWU (3-8) squandered a 46-36 lead over the final 14 minutes and dropped its Big Sky Conference opener to the Lumberjacks (7-4) at Reese Court.

Tanya Kirk scored 17 points for Eastern, and teammate Rachel Ferguson added 11. But it wasn’t enough to prevent NAU, which got 16 points and seven rebounds from Jenny Shayani, from staging a late rally.

The Lumberjacks used a pair of free throws by Shayani to ignite a 14-point run that wiped out EWU’s lead and produced a 50-46 lead.

Northern Arizona (7-4) - VonBromssen 5-9 1-4 13, LeBlanc 6-15 3-5 15, Matchinski 1-4 1-2 3, Shayani 4-11 8-9 16, West 0-0 0-0 0, Forman 0-2 2-5 2, Travers 3-6 3-3 9, Metsers 5-10 0-0 10, Baker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 18-28 68.

Eastern Washington (3-8) - Kirk 6-16 4-6 17, Sloan 3-5 0-0 6, Ferguson 4-8 3-4 11, Sutter 1-6 2-2 4, Ford 2-7 0-0 5, Bocook 0-0 0-0 0, Bartleson 3-11 0-2 6, Schmick 1-5 2-2 4, Ray 1-1 0-0 2, Olson 1-1 1-2 3, Moore 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-61 12-18 58.

Halftime score - EWU 33, NAU 30. 3-point goals - NAU 2-6 (VonBromssen 2-2, LeBlanc 0-1, Shayani 0-2, Travers 0-1), EWU 2-13 (Kirk 1-6, Sutter 0-2, Ford 1-4, Schmick 0-1). Total fouls - NAU 16, EWU 23. Fouled out - Bartleson. Technical fouls - None. Rebounds - NAU 34 (LeBlanc 7, Shayani 7), EWU 49 (Kirk 13). Assists - NAU 13 (Travers 7), EWU 19 (Sutter 9). A-466.

USC 69, Washington 68

Jodi Parriott was fouled while attempting a desperation heave from halfcourt as time expired and made all three free throws to give the visiting Trojans (7-3) an unlikely win over the Huskies (5-5) in the Pac-10 opener for both schools.

USC (7-3) - Thompson 5-16 8-8 19, Parriott 9-15 4-4 22, Campbell 3-10 2-2 8, Jackson 1-4 0-0 3, Kr. Clark 3-5 3-4 11, Williams 1-3 2-2 4, Miller 1-8 0-0 2, Washington 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-62 19-20 69.

Washington (5-5) - Hall 4-12 1-4 9, Tuiaea 0-2 0-0 0, Pelz 2-8 0-0 4, Redd 12-26 8-10 34, Niemela 4-9 0-1 9, Savasta 4-6 0-0 8, Teel 1-3 0-0 2, Lynch 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 28-71 9-15 68.

Halftime-USC 34, Washington 21. 3-Point goals-USC 4-15 (Kr. Clark 2-2, Jackson 1-3, Thompson 1-4, Williams 0-1, Miller 0-2, Parriott 0-3), Washington 3-16 (Redd 2-8, Niemela 1-6, Teel 0-1, Rogers 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-USC 37 (Thompson 11), Washington 45 (Hall 13). Assists-USC 13 (Thompson, Jackson 3), Washington 17 (Savasta 7). Total fouls-USC 11, Washington 13. A-3,684.

, DataTimes


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