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WSU women roll over California

Sat., Jan. 15, 2011

Sage Romberg scored 13 points and went 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point arc to help Washington State hammer Pac-10 women’s basketball foe California 77-63 on Friday night in Pullman.

Katie Madison and Rosetta Adzasu each added 11 points as the Cougars (4-13, 2-3) won back-to-back conference games.

The Bears (10-5, 2-2) were led by Layshia Clarendon, who had 13 points and four steals. The only other Cal player in double figures was Eliza Pierre, who scored 12 on 6-for-7 shooting.

Washington State hit a 3-pointer on its first possession and started the game with a 13-2 run. The Cougars hit six 3-pointers in the first half and ended with a season-high 12.

After trailing 42-27 at the half, Cal went on a 13-1 run to close within 43-40. But Washington State hit three straight 3-pointers to put the game out of reach.

WSU ended a 10-game losing streak against Cal.

• Hannah Munger went 10 of 14 from the field and finished with 24 points and nine rebounds as George Fox (10-4, 4-1) used a late first-half run to put Whitworth (6-8, 2-3) in a hole during a 66-46 Northwest Conference decision in Newberg, Ore.

The Bruins used a 14-4 run at the end of the first to take a 27-15 lead at halftime and the Pirates couldn’t rally in the second half. Lexi Belcher and Kayla Johnson led the Pirates with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

• Nnemkadi Ogwumike led five Stanford players in double figures with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the fourth-ranked Cardinal scored the first 11 points on their way to a 80-51 rout of host Washington.

The Cardinal (13-2, 4-0 Pac-10) won their 10th straight over the Huskies in their first game away from the Bay Area since their upset of Connecticut that ended the Huskies’ record win streak at 90. The Cardinal bolted to a big early lead, never trailed and easily held off the undermanned Huskies.

Jeanette Pohlen added 15 points and Kayla Pedersen scored 14 for the Cardinal.

Charmaine Barlow and Mackenzie Argens each scored nine points to lead Washington (6-8, 1-4), but the Huskies lost for the fifth time in six games.

Friday was the first stop for Stanford in a stretch of playing six of eight away from Maples Pavilion, where the Cardinal are riding a 54-game home win streak.


University grad Jake Mason (165 pounds) earned one of three pins for North Idaho (10-1), pinning Daniel Nelson in 2:21 as the Cardinals knocked off Clackamas CC (5-3) 33-11 in Oregon City, Ore.

Brock Banta (133 pounds) earned the first pin for the Cardinals, taking down the Cougars’ Martin Gonzalez at the 6:40 mark in overtime.

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