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Women’s basketball: Washington State improves to 3-0

Freshman Borislava Hristova scored 23 points and added seven rebounds Friday as Washington State improved to 3-0 with a 70-57 victory over Nevada (0-3) in the opening game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu.

The Cougars raced to a 10-0 lead and never trailed while shooting 28 of 67 from the field.

WSU forced 26 turnovers and outscored the Wolf Pack 21-1 off turnovers.

Senior Dawnyelle Awa added four assists and three steals for the Cougars.

Idaho 106, Cal State Northridge 50: Connie Ballestero led six players in double figures with 19 points and the Vandals (2-0) dashed to a 29-0 first-quarter lead in rolling past the visiting Matadors (0-3) in nonconference play at Memorial Gym.

Taylor Pierce scored 18, Renae Mokrzyski added 17 and Christina Salvatore and Geraldine McCorkell had 15 apiece for the Vandals, who shot 17 for 39 on 3-pointers.

Mokrzyski shot 8 for 8 from the field, Ballestero was 7 of 9 and McCorkell 6 of 7 with 10 rebounds. Ballestero and Salvatore combined for 12 assists.

Whitworth 73, College of Idaho 58: KC McConnell and Jessica Thoens scored 14 points apiece and the host Pirates (1-1) outscored the Coyotes 15-3 over the final 5:11 of the first half to pull away for a nonconference win.

Thoens finished 4 of 5 on 3-pointers and McConnell added five assists. Whitworth shot 8 of 8 from the line.

Jaycin Tini shot 7 of 13 from the field and scored 19 points for the Coyotes.


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