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Joanna Smith scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in Tempe, Ariz., Thursday night as hot-shooting Washington State knocked off Arizona State 86-78 in a Pacific-10 Conference women’s basketball game.

Laura Wilder scored 21 points and Amy Saneholtz added 17 for the Cougars (8-9, 2-6), who shot 55.8 percent (29 of 52) from the field in winning for only the third time in their last 10 games.

Molly Tuter scored 33 points to lead the Sun Devils (7-11, 1-7), who have lost seven of their last eight conference games.

Smith scored 16 of her points in the first half on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, including four 3-pointers. Tuter scored 10 points and added three steals.

WSU 86, Arizona St. 78

Washington St. (8-9, 2-6) - Wilder 6-7 9-9 21, Saneholtz 6-16 5-8 17, Kunze 7-8 2-3 16, Hyett 0-4 2-5 2, Smith 7-12 4-6 23, Ludwicki 1-2 0-0 2, Ross 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 0-0 0-1 0, Rubio 2-2 1-2 5, Totals 29-52 23-34 86.

Arizona St. (7-11, 1-7) - Sand 1-3 0-0 3, Tuter 10-20 9-11 33, Stilson 1-1 2-3 4, Lowe 0-5 0-0 0, Johnson 3-8 2-2 8, Carl 4-6 0-0 8, Freeman 2-8 0-0 5, Amama 3-12 3-6 9, Boyle 3-8 2-2 8. Totals 27-71 18-24 78.

Halftime-Washington St. 36, Arizona St. 36. 3-Point Goals- Washington St. 5-8 (Smith 5-7, Ludwicki 0-1), Arizona St. 6-23 (Tuter 4-10, Sand 1-3, Freeman 1-4, Carl 0-1, Boyle 0-1, Lowe 0-2). Fouled Out-Tuter, Lowe. Rebounds-Washington St. 45 (Kunze 11), Arizona St. 34 (Freeman 7). Assists-Washington St. 22 (Hyett 15), Arizona St. 21 (Lowe 9). Total Fouls-Washington St. 19, Arizona St. 25. A-811.

Arizona 80, Washington 57

Freshman Lisa Griffith scored 12 of her 23 points in the second half and started a clinching 15-0 run as the Wildcats beat the Huskies in a Pac-10 showdown in Tucson, Ariz.

Griffith started the 15-0 run for Arizona (15-4, 5-3) with a 3-point goal for a 56-46 lead with 10:27 remaining.

UW (9-8, 4-4) was led by Jamie Redd’s 15 points. Laurie Savasta added 12 points and Amber Hall 11.

Washington (9-8, 4-4) - Hall 4-8 3-8 11, Niemela 1-5 1-2 4, Lynch 1-3 1-2 3, Savasta 3-6 3-4 12, Redd 6-17 1-2 15, Rogers 2-6 0-2 5, Pelz 1-4 3-4 5, Tuiaea 1-3 0-1 2, Hills 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Kerr 0-0 0-0 0, Teel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 12-25 57.

Arizona (15-4, 5-3) - Krank 6-9 0-0 17, Barnes 4-13 6-6 14, Alexander 4-8 2-5 10, Griffith 9-14 0-0 23, Minter 2-4 1-2 5, Giordano 3-6 0-0 6, Barrington 1-2 0-0 2, Phoenix 1-1 0-0 2, Willis 0-1 0-0 0, Hambrick 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 0-0 1-2 1, Imara 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-58 10-16 80.

Halftime-Arizona 34, Washington 31. 3-Point goals- Washington 7-21 (Redd 2-10, Savasta 3-5, Niemela 1-3, Rogers 1-3), Arizona 10-17 (Griffith 5-9, Krank 5-7, Willis 0-1). Fouled out- none. Rebounds-Washington 41 (Hall 11), Arizona 34 (Barnes 8). Assists-Washington 9 (Niemela, Savasta, Teel 2), Arizona 22 (Krank, Griffith, Willis 5) Total fouls-Washington 16, Arizona 18. A-1,427.

Pepperdine 72, Gonzaga 56

Lisa Siders made 12 of 14 field-goal tries and finished with 33 points at the Waves (12-7, 4-3) rolled over the visiting Bulldogs (3-16, 1-6).

Angie White added 11 points for Pepperdine, while reserve Sandy Gere paced cold-shooting (22 of 71) GU with 14.

Pepperdine (12-7, 4-3) - Pierce 2-6 1-2 6, White 4-12 2-2 11, Siders 12-14 9-17 33, Walker 1-5 0-0 2, Frank 5-9 0-2 10, Sulenski 2-3 0-0 6, Epperson 0-1 2-2 2, Mayes 0-3 0-0 0, Kennedy 0-0 0-1 0, Sackville 0-2 2-6 2, Stark 0-0 0-0 0. Team totals - 26-55 16-32 72.

Gonzaga (3-16, 1-6) - McCullough 4-9 0-1 8, Ledgerwood 3-10 1-3 8, Jeffries 3-9 0-2 7, Waltz 0-4 0-0 0, Andrews 1-10 2-2 4, Clark 1-4 2-5 4, Gere 6-11 0-0 14, Deal 1-1 0-0 2, Steward 0-4 0-0 0, Perno 3-9 3-8 9. Team totals - 22-71 8-21 56.

Halftime score - Pepperdine 36, Gonzaga 26. 3-point goals - Pepperdine 4-10 (Pierce 1-1, White 1-2, Walker 0-3, Sulenski 2-3, Mayes 0-1), Gonzaga 4-16 (Ledgerwood 1-3, Andrews 0-2, Gere 2-6, Jeffries 1-5). Total fouls - Pepperdine 20, Gonzaga 22. Fouled out - Perno. Technicals - Gonzaga. Rebounds - Pepperdine 49 (Siders 10), Gonzaga 51 (Waltz 9). Assists - Pepperdine 17 (Siders 5), Gonzaga 12 (Waltz 4). Attn. - 416.

, DataTimes


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