Roundup: WSU women snap seven-game losing streak
Sage Romberg came off the bench to score 21 points in 22 minutes Saturday as Washington State beat Oregon State 58-50 in Pacific-10 Conference women’s basketball action in Corvallis, Ore.
Romberg hit 6 of 9 field-goal attempts, including 2 of 4 3-pointers, and was 7 for 8 from the free-throw line for the Cougars (3-13, 1-3 Pac-10), who snapped a seven-game losing streak. Ireti Amojo added 11 points for Washington State.
El Sara Greer led Oregon State (7-8, 0-4) with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Sage Indendi added 14 points and seven assists for the Beavers, who finished 7 of 32 on 3-pointers.
Washington State trailed 38-35 before Amojo hit a 3-pointer with 9:38 remaining to tie it up. That sparked an 18-2 run over the next 7 minutes that put the game out of reach.
Oregon 68, Washington 64: Nia Jackson scored 22 points and the Ducks (11-4, 2-2 Pac-10) held on to defeat the visiting Huskies (6-7, 1-3) in the last game at 84-year-old McArthur Court.
Oregon’s next home game is Jan. 23 against Oregon State in the new $227 million Matthew Knight Arena.
Kristi Kingma led the Huskies with 21 points. Marjorie Heard had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Gonzaga 81, Portland 55: Courtney Vandersloot poured in 22 points and handed out six assists and reigning West Coast Conference player of the month Kayla Standish added 19 points and 10 rebounds to propel the Bulldogs (13-4, 1-0) to a win over the host Pilots (9-7, 0-1).
Katelan Redmon scored 16 for Gonzaga, which led 42-21 at halftime.
Lauren Angel led Portland with 18 points.
Whitworth 69, Puget Sound 67: Emily Travis buried a pair of free throws with 9.6 seconds left to lift the Pirates (6-7, 2-2) to an upset win over the visiting 24th-ranked Loggers (10-3, 3-1) in Northwest Conference play.
Taylor Taylor topped Whitworth with 16 points and eight rebounds. Emily Guthrie scored 15, Lexi Belcher 11 and Kayla Johnson 10 for the Bucs.
All-NWC guard Jocelyn Riordan had a game-high 23 points for UPS.
CC Spokane 83, Big Bend 65: Korrie Bourn had 24 points and seven rebounds and reserve Chelsea Brisbois chipped in 23 points and five rebounds to power the Sasquatch (11-2, 1-0 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) to a victory over the visiting Vikings (7-6, 0-1) at Spokane Falls CC.
Brooke Randall finished with 14 points and six assists for the Sasquatch.
North Idaho 83, Southern Idaho 76: Kama Griffitts poured in a game-high 27 points and Tugce Canitez added 23 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to catapult the 25th-ranked Cardinals (15-2, 1-2 Scenic West Athletic Conference) to a win over the 18th-ranked Golden Eagles (14-4, 1-2) in Twin Falls.
ShaKiana Edwards-Teasley added 13 points and nine boards for the Cardinals, who had a 12-point advantage from the 3-point line and a nine-point advantage at the free-throw line.
Felicity Jones led CSI with 22 points.
Preston Wynne knocked down four 3-pointers and led five players in double figures with 21 points as the CC Spokane Sasquatch (9-4, 1-0 NWAACC) breezed to a 95-72 win over the visiting Big Bend Vikings (8-4, 0-1) at Spokane Falls CC.
Danny Marshall added 12 points and a game-high-tying nine rebounds for CCS.
Chaz Johnson (14), Rodney Delgardo (11) and DeAngelo Jones (11) also scored in double figures for the Sasquatch.
Southern Idaho 99, North Idaho 83: Pierre Jackson scored 25 points, handed out seven assists and snared six rebounds to spark the Golden Eagles (16-2, 2-1 SWAC) to a victory over the 11th-ranked Cardinals (15-3, 0-3) in Twin Falls.
Tyrone White Jr. topped the Cardinals with 25 points and a game-high nine rebounds, while Michael Hale III scored 19 thanks to 14-for-14 shooting at the free-throw line.
CSI took control of the game in the first half, hitting 50 percent from the floor and holding NIC to 38 percent shooting in taking a 57-37 lead at the break.