Poor shooting dooms WSU women
Ruth Hamblin had 15 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks and Oregon State beat Washington State 67-53 in a Pac-12 Conference game Friday night in Pullman.
The Beavers (18-9, 10-5) shot 45.8 percent from the field and outrebounded WSU 48-32. Sydney Wiese had 16 points with four assists. Ali Gibson and Gabriella Hanson scored 13 apiece and Gibson finished with nine boards.
The Cougars (14-14, 8-7) stumbled to a 19-of-66 shooting performance (28.8 percent). Lia Galdeira finished with 18 points and Dawnyelle Awa added nine.
The Beavers surrendered a 12-5 run to close the first half but still led 37-33 at the break. In the second half, they held WSU scoreless until Galdeira made a layup at the 13:13 mark. Wiese followed with a layup and 3-pointer to put OSU ahead by double digits for good.
Hamblin has 101 blocks this season, becoming the fourth player in Pac-12 history to surpass 100.
Washington 108, Oregon 100: Kelsey Plum poured in 38 points with five assists and Jazmine Davis added 24 with seven assists as the Huskies fended off the Ducks in a Pac-12 game in Seattle.
Washington won its sixth game in seven outings (including an upset of then-No. 3 Stanford) since falling to Oregon and Oregon State last month.
Plum scored 20 and Davis 17 after halftime – each with key 3-pointers for Washington (16-10, 9-6).
Jillian Alleyne scored 30 with 22 rebounds for Oregon (13-13, 4-11), notching her 23rd double-double of the season.
Lewis & Clark 82, Whitworth 78: Katie Anderson made 10 of 17 shots, including 9 of 11 free throws, and finished with 31 points as the Pioneers (13-11, 8-7) used a hot start to get past the Pirates (18-7, 12-4) in a Northwest Conference game in Portland.
Ayisat Afolabi added 18 points and nine rebounds for Lewis & Clark, which shot 58.3 percent from the floor in the first half and built a nine-point lead at halftime.
K.C. McConnell and Kendra Lahue scored 19 points apiece and Kayla Johnson chipped in 17 for Whitworth.