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Stanford women edge UCLA in Pac-12 title game

Stanford’s Amber Orrange (33) scored a career-high 20 points in Pac-12 title win. (Associated Press)
Stanford’s Amber Orrange (33) scored a career-high 20 points in Pac-12 title win. (Associated Press)

SEATTLE – Amber Orrange capped a career-high 20-point performance, scoring on a spinning drive with 8.3 seconds left, and No. 4 Stanford won its seventh-straight Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball tournament title rallying past No. 14 UCLA 51-49 on Sunday night.

Orrange carried the Cardinal (31-2) while star Chiney Ogwumike struggled through one of the worst games of her career, scoring just three points against the Bruins (25-7). Markel Walker led UCLA with 16 points.



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Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

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updated  Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.