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Cougs win to sweep Sun Devils

Sat., Feb. 2, 2013, midnight

Lia Galdeira had a game-high 20 points and a career-high seven steals Friday to lead Washington State (7-13, 3-6 Pac-12) to a 54-43 Pac-12 women’s basketball win at Arizona State (11-10, 3-6).

WSU held ASU to its lowest point total in series history and swept the Sun Devils for the first time since 1996-97.

Galdeira, Mariah Cooks and Sage Romberg hit 3-pointers during an 11-0 first-half run. WSU held ASU to four points in the first 11:20 of the second half.

Washington 74, Arizona 65: Kristi Kingma scored 22 points and the Huskies (15-5, 7-2 Pac-12) stopped the Wildcats (11-9, 3-6) at Tucson, Ariz.

Arizona’s Kama Griffitts (NIC/CdA High) scored 15.

Whitworth 53, Lewis & Clark 52: Emily Travis scored a game-high 19 points, including a layup with 1 second left, as the host Pirates (15-5, 8-3) defeated the Pioneers (18-2, 9-2) to create a three-way tie for first place in the Northwest Conference.

The Pioneers took their first lead since 3-2 when Katie Anderson hit three free throws with 10 seconds left for a 52-51 edge.

Emily Guthrie, the Pirates’ leading rebounder and scorer, tore her ACL in practice Tuesday and is done for the year.


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