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Sun Devils rout Cougars

Sun., March 1, 2009

Dymond Simon had 17 points and Becca Tobin had nine rebounds to lead the Arizona State Sun Devils to a 76-35 Pacific-10 Conference women’s basketball rout of the Washington State Cougars at Tempe, Ariz.

April Cook scored 13, her 21st double-digit scoring effort this season, for Washington State (11-17, 4-13).

Kayli Murphy had 10 points and Briann January (Lewis and Clark HS) had five assists and three steals for Arizona State (22-6, 14-2).

Arizona 72, Washington 62: Courtney Clements scored 22 points and the Wildcats (11-16, 4-12) overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to beat the Huskies (6-21, 2-15) in Pacific-10 Conference play at Tucson, Ariz.

Laura McLellan led Washington with 16 points. Mackenzie Argens contributed 12 points, Sami Whitcomb 11 points and Christian Rozier eight rebounds and five assists.

Portland State 72, Eastern Washington 60: Kelsey Kahle had 23 points and the Vikings (20-7, 13-1) kept their Big Sky Conference title hopes alive with a victory over the Eagles (10-17, 5-9) at Cheney.

Chene Cooper had a career-high 18 points and four steals for Eastern Washington. Pauline Ferrall had 13 points and eight rebounds and Cameryn Calhoun had 10 points.

Portland State’s Kelli Valentine (Mead HS) had nine points and four rebounds and Lexi Bishop (Shadle Park HS) made 2 of 3 3-pointers and scored eight points.

The Eagles remain hopeful of earning a trip to the conference tournament.

North Idaho 74, Snow 52: Kia Gibson of Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) HS scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting to help the Cardinals (23-7, 10-5) clinch second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, beating the Badgers (17-13, 8-7) at Ephraim, Utah.

Lindsay Wimett added 15 points and Bianca Cheever and Marielle McKean (Moses Lake HS) had seven rebounds apiece for North Idaho.

Shaylee Nielsen scored 19 points for Snow.

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