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Area roundup: Arizona State women defeat WSU 77-51

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Courtney Edmark made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Kianna Ibis added 16 to lead Arizona State to a 77-51 victory over Washington State on Sunday in Tempe, Arizona.

The Sun Devils (17-7, 8-4), leading the Pac-12 in scoring defense at 56.7 points per game coming in, held the Cougars to 34 percent shooting in winning their third straight game and beating WSU for the seventh consecutive time.

A 13-0 run spanning the second and third quarters put the Sun Devils up 14 and the lead remained in double figures. The Sun Devils connected on eight straight shots to lead by 26 with 1:54 left in the game.

Two Alexys Swedlund 3-pointers gave the Cougars their final lead with 7 1/2 minutes left in the first half before Courtney Enmark tied it with a 3-pointer and Reili Richardson and Charnea Johnson-Chapman followed with baskets to cap the 7-0 surge.

Borislava Hristova scored 15 points for the Cougars (10-14, 3-9). Swedlund, with four 3-pointers, added 14.

Arizona 72, Washington 70: Lucia Alonso scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and the Wildcats used a 31-16 third quarter to defeat the Huskies in Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona led by 16 points with 5:08 remaining in the game but JaLea Bennett made the Wildcats’ final field goal at 4:38. The Huskies ended the game on a 19-5 run, including Mai-Loni Henson’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Sam Thomas had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Arizona (6-17, 2-10 Pac-12). Bennett added 14 points and Marlee Kyles 13. The 31 points were Arizona’s highest quarter output since Dec. 7, 2016. Alonso had her most points since scoring 21 on Dec. 17 against Hawaii.

Alonso beat the third-quarter buzzer with a 3-pointer from the wing to extend Arizona’s lead to 56-51.

Jenna Moser (Colton High) scored 17 points for Washington (7-16, 1-11) and Henson had 13 points and 10 boards.

Baseball

Centenary 6, Whitworth 2: The Pirates fell to the 20th-ranked Centenary Gents on the final day of the Gents Baseball Classic in Schreveport, La.

Whitworth leaves Louisiana with a 2-2 record after its season-opening road trip.

Joel Condreay, Spencer Locati and Ben Wintringer had two hits each for Whitworth.


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