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Presley leads Cougars past ASU

Mon., Jan. 7, 2013

Tia Presley scored 27 points Sunday and Washington State defeated Arizona State 77-65 in a Pac-12 matchup in Pullman.

Sage Romberg and Taylor Edmondson scored 17 points apiece for the Cougars (5-8, 1-1 Pac-12). Edmondson made all three of her 3-point attempts and Washington State was 7 for 11 from behind the arc.

Janae Fulcher led the Sun Devils (8-6, 0-2) with 23 points. Joy Burke added 14 points.

Washington State took the lead for good with just over a minute left in the first half on Presley’s three-point play. That made it 34-32 Cougars and they led by as many as 14 in the second half.

The Cougars play UCLA in Los Angeles on Friday.

• Talia Walton and Jazmine Davis scored 20 points apiece to lead Washington over Arizona 76-65 in Pac-12 play in Seattle.

Walton also had 13 rebounds for a double-double. Davis was 6 of 14 from the field for Washington (10-3, 2-0 Pac-12).

Also for the Huskies, Kristi Kingma had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mercedes Wetmore had 10 points. Aminah Williams had 17 rebounds and eight points.

Washington took the lead at 4:55 in the first half and never looked back, leading 37-31 at halftime. Washington shot 38.8 percent from the field for the game, while Arizona shot 35 percent.

Davellyn Whyte led the Wildcats (9-5, 1-1) with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Huskies visit USC on Friday.


Chris Williams, a University of Washington golfer from Moscow, Idaho, finished second among individuals to help the United States place third as a team at the Copa de las Americas tournament in Miami.

Williams shot an even-par 72 in Sunday’s final round and finished at even-par 288 after four rounds, one stroke behind individual champion Carlos Ortiz of Mexico.

Canada won the team event by one stroke over Mexico and two over the United States.

Junior hockey

The visiting Fernie Ghostriders scored with 50 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, and then at 3:24 of the extra period to beat the Spokane Braves 3-2 in KIJHL play.

Matt Thurston and Dylan Tappe scored for the Braves (12-22-2-2).

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