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Roundup: Standish leads Zag women in Loyola Marymount win

Sun., Jan. 8, 2012

Kayla Standish scored 22 points and No. 24 Gonzaga used a red-hot shooting performance to take down Loyola Marymount 80-54 in a West Coast Conference basketball game Saturday in Los Angeles.

The Bulldogs made 30 of 49 field goals, including 16 of 20 from the free-throw line.

Gonzaga led by eight points at halftime, then used a 13-0 second-half run to put the game away.

Freshman Sunny Greinacher scored 12 points and senior Katelan Redmon chipped in 10 for the Bulldogs, who improved to 14-2 overall and 3-0 in conference games.

LMU, which was led by Alex Cowling’s 27 points, fell to 4-12 and 0-4 in the WCC.

Colorado 57, Washington State 56: Jen Reese had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds to help the Buffaloes (13-1, 2-1) come back and beat the Cougars (9-7, 3-1) in a Pac-12 Conference game in Pullman.

Jazmine Perkins had 15 points and three steals while Rosetta Adzasu added nine points and six steals for Washington State, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

Meagan Malcolm-Peck made a free throw to give Colorado a 57-56 edge with 11 seconds left. Perkins had a wide-open shot as time expired, but it fell short.

Eastern Washington 74, Northern Arizona 56: Junior Carrie Ojeda scored a career-high 20 points and the Eagles (9-8, 3-1) whipped the Lumberjacks (5-11, 0-4) in a Big Sky Conference game in Flagstaff, Ariz.

EWU’s Chene Cooper added 10 points and 11 assists for her fourth double-double of the season.

With the win, the Eagles extended their winning streak against NAU to five games.

Puget Sound 74, Whitworth 68: Amanda Forshay led four players in double figures with 15 points as the Loggers (7-6, 3-1) rallied in the second half and beat the Pirates (5-8, 1-3) in a Northwest Conference game in Tacoma.

Lexi Belcher scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Lauren Picha added 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists for Whitworth.

Puget Sound trailed by two points at the half but outscored the Pirates 46-38 in the second half.

Big Bend CC 49, CC Spokane 40: The Vikings (11-3, 1-0) raced out to a 16-point first-half lead and held on to beat the Sasquatch (5-8, 0-1) in an NWAACC opener in Moses Lake.

Alli Nielsen and Tiffany Martinez scored 12 points apiece for Big Bend, which led 29-13 at halftime.

Kendra Scott tossed in a game-high 14 points for CCS, but no other Sasquatch player scored more than six.

North Idaho 62, Salt Lake CC 59: The Cardinals (13-2, 2-0) stormed back after falling behind by 10 points in the first half and beat the Bruins (9-6, 0-2) in a Scenic West Athletic Conference game in Coeur d’Alene. The win was North Idaho’s seventh straight.

Korina Baker scored 17 points and Kate Buskey added 14 for North Idaho, which outscored Salt Lake 38-25 in the second half.

The Cardinals shot just 32 percent from the floor, but forced the Bruins into 27 turnovers.

Utah 49, Washington 36 (OT): Janita Badon scored 16 points, including a 3-pointer to force overtime and two straight layins to open the extra period, as the Utes (8-6, 1-2) survived a frigid-shooting second half to beat the Huskies (9-5, 1-3) in a Pac-12 Conference game in Seattle.

Jazmine Davis, the conference’s top-scoring freshman at 12.6 points per game, scored 15 to lead the Huskies.

Badon brought on overtime with her long shot from the left of the lane with 4 seconds, making it 32-32. Washington then turned it over on an inbounds violation, but Davis blocked Badon’s shot.



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