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Whitworth shocks undefeated Whitman

Sun., March 2, 2014

K.C. McConnell made all 10 of her free throws and scored 18 points as Whitworth claimed its second straight Northwest Conference Tournament title with a 68-65 win over No. 1 Whitman on Saturday in Walla Walla, Wash.

Kayla Johnson added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Katara Belton-Sharp chipped in 10 points for Whitworth (20-7).

Sarah Anderegg led Whitman (26-1) with 23 points.

The win gave the Pirates the NWC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournement. They’ll find out who, when and where they play on Monday.

Idaho 60, Seattle 57: Stacey Barr’s 3-point play with 34 seconds left put Idaho (20-8, 13-1) on top for good and the Vandals beat Seattle in Moscow to win the Western Athletic Conference regular-season title and claim their first 20-win season since 2003-04.

Barr made the layin despite being fouled by Seattle’s Alexis Montgomery. She made the free throw to give Idaho a 59-57 lead.

Barr finished with a team-high 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Idaho’s Ali Forde and Christina Salvatore each added 13 points and Alyssa Charlston chipped in nine points and four rebounds.

Alexis Montgomery led Seattle (13-14, 8-6) with 16 points and eight rebounds.

(5) Stanford 84, Washington State 64: Chiney Ogwumike scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Cardinal (28-2, 17-1) beat the Cougars (15-15, 9-9) in a Pac-12 game in Stanford, Calif.

Ogwumike made 14 of 23 shots, scoring from inside with 2:17 left to play to surpass her career mark before coming out of the game to a huge ovation.

Lia Galdeira led the Cougars with 16 points and Tia Presley and Sage Romberg each had 10.

Washington 70, (18) California 65: Kelsey Plum scored 22 points with six boards and six assists, while Jazmine Davis added 20 points, as the Huskies (17-12, 10-8) upended the 18th-ranked Bears in a Pac-12 Conference game in Berkeley, Calif.

The Huskies led by as much as 10 in the second half, but Cal (21-8, 13-5) cut its deficit to three with 33 seconds left on a pair of free throws and a layup by Reshanda Gray, who finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Talia Walton had 12 points for Washington, which had lost its previous two games. .

North Dakota 61, Eastern Washington 57: North Dakota (20-8, 15-4) scored the final seven points of the game and secured at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title with a win over the Eagles (15-12, 11-7) in Cheney.

Madi Buck scored 16 points and Emily Evers pulled down 13 rebounds to lead North Dakota.

The Eagles were led by Hayley Hodgins’ 14 points.

CC Spokane 79, Bellevue 69: Morgan Freeman had 27 points and 16 rebounds and Riley Holsinger added 26 points and 10 assists as the Sasquatch (16-12) stormed ahead in the first half and held on to beat the Bulldogs in the first round of the NWAACC Championships at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Maddison Rankin led Bellevue (20-8) with 14 points.

The Sasquatch will play Lane today.

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