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Bulldogs defeat Gaels; WSU, EWU also win

Courtney Vandersloot had 20 points and five assists and the Gonzaga Bulldogs bounced back from their only West Coast Conference women’s basketball loss with an 84-56 victory over the Saint Mary’s Gaels Thursday night at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Heather Bowman had 18 points, Claire Raap 15 points and Vivian Frieson 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Gonzaga (20-5, 8-1), which was coming off a 70-67 loss to Portland on Sunday.

The Bulldogs reached the 20-win plateau for the fifth time in history.

Louella Tomlinson paced Saint Mary’s (9-16, 5-5) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Alex Carbonel added 10 points.

Eastern Washington 69, Weber State 56: Julie Piper had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Eagles (10-14, 5-6) to a Big Sky Conference victory over the Wildcats (8-15, 3-7) at Reese Court. The victory moved EWU into a tie for third place with Northern Arizona.

Eastern Washington swept the season series from Weber State for the first time since 1987-88.

Tonya Schnibbe (University HS) led Weber with 15 points.

Washington State 58, Oregon 45: Freshmen Jazmine Perkins and April Cook scored 17 points apiece and the Cougars (10-13, 3-9) beat the Ducks (8-15, 4-8) for the first time in three seasons with a Pac-10 Conference win at Eugene, Ore.

Perkins scored 13 points in the first half while Cook scored 11 during a game-changing run midway through the second half.

Oregon State 77, Washington 63: Brittney Davis, Alex Mitchell and Talisa Rhea combined for 57 points to lead the Beavers (14-8, 5-7) to a Pac-10 Conference win over the struggling Huskies (5-17, 1-11) at Corvallis, Ore.

Sami Whitcomb had 23 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Washington which has lost a program-record 11 consecutive games.

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