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Slumping WSU women’s basketball team falls to Oregon State

Deven Hunter scored 16 points and logged 10 rebounds in helping Oregon State get past Washington State 72-57 in Pac-12 women’s basketball on Sunday in Corvallis, Ore.

Sydney Wiese added 15, while Ruth Hamblin nabbed 12 rebounds and 13 points for OSU (12-8, 4-4). The Beavers cooled in the second period, but still finished shooting 48 percent, making 23 of 48 attempts.

Oregon State more than doubled Washington’s State first-half output, going into the break leading 44-21. The Cougars outscored the Beavers 36-28 in the second half and got as close as seven points with 6:14 left.

Washington State (11-9, 5-3), after starting the conference schedule with a 5-0 record, has lost three in a row and fell to fifth place in the league.

Lia Galdeira led WSU scorers with 21 points and Shalie Dheensaw added 10 points. The Cougars shot just 34 percent from the field and were outrebounded 46-31 by the Beavers.

Oregon 101, Washington 85: Jillian Alleyne scored 34 points and grabbed 25 rebounds, both season highs, as the Ducks defeated the Huskies in Eugene.

Alleyne earned her 17th double-double of the season in the first 15 minutes. Lexi Petersen added 23 points and eight rebounds for Oregon (11-8, 2-6). The Ducks broke the 100-point scoring mark for the first time in Pac-12 play.

Washington (10-9, 3-5) trailed Oregon 46-42 at the break but went up 49-47 in the second period on a Mercedes Wetmore basket.

The lead seesawed until Oregon put the game away by going on a 20-8 run.

Jazmine Davis scored 30 points and Kelsey Plum added 23 for Washington.


Tyler Peltram had a goal and two assists as the Spokane Braves scored a 6-1 win over the Grand Fork Border Bruins (15-22-2-2, 34 points) in a KIJHL game at Eagles Ice-A-Rena.

Matt Thurston, Adam Shaner, Justin Bonanno, Sean Collins and Tanner Stolz also scored for Spokane (18-23-0-4, 40).