Gonzaga women edge Pepperdine
Courtney Vandersloot led five players in double figures with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and handed out seven assists to lead Gonzaga to a 92-85 West Coast Conference victory over Pepperdine at the Firestone Fieldhouse Saturday in Malibu, Calif.
Heather Bowman and Michelle Elliott added 14 points apiece for the Bulldogs, who forced the Waves into committing 23 turnovers.
Pepperdine was led by Daphanie Kennedy, who scored a game-high 28 points.
GU improved to 17-7 and 8-1 in conference play while the Waves fell to 6-16, 1-8.
•Nicole Scott scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Eastern Washington snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 69-62 win over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference game at Reese Court in Cheney.
Tatjana Sparavalo chipped in 15 points and Sydney Benson added 12 for the Eagles (4-19, 1-9), who were 21 of 25 from the free-throw line.
Laura Dinkins had a game-high 25 points to guide the Lumberjacks (7-16, 3-7).
•Mallory Goldammer scored a game-high 18 points as Pacific edged Whitworth 68-66 in a Northwest Conference game at Pacific Athletic Center in Forest Grove, Ore.
Christine Kim added 12 points for the Boxers (3-17, 2-10), including a free throw with 45 seconds remaining that eventually became the game-winner.
Alida Bower had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Pirates (11-10, 6-6).
•The Community Colleges of Spokane used a strong second-half effort to defeat Treasure Valley 68-41 in a NWAACC game at Spokane Community College.
Kelsey Stillar scored a game-high 14 points and Eleaya Schuerch added 13 for the Sasquatch (17-5, 8-2), who outscored the Chukars (7-17, 4-7) 43-22 in the second half after leading by six at halftime.
•Ula Tauala scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead North Idaho to a 59-47 Scenic West Athletic Conference win over Salt Lake in Coeur d’Alene.
The Cardinals (15-8, 4-5) shot 18 of 24 from the free-throw line while the Bruins (18-6, 7-2) were 5 of 14.
•JoKeirra Sneed scored a game-high 26 points to lead Louisiana Tech (11-12, 5-5) to an 80-55 Western Athletic Conference victory over Idaho at Cowan Spectrum in Moscow.
Katie Madison led the Vandals (2-20, 1-9) with 20 points.