Katie McWilliams made a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime and No. 16 Oregon State (18-6, 9-4) escaped with a 63-61 road victory over short-handed Washington State in Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball on Friday night.
WSU’s Maria Kostourkova made 1 of 2 free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining to tie the game. McWilliams took a long inbounds pass and was fouled by Kostourkova while putting up a shot on the baseline.
Washington State (10-15, 3-10 Pac-12) led by two after a three-point play by Borislava Hristova with 16 seconds left in regulation, but McWilliams scored underneath off an inbounds pass to tie the game at 50 with 1 second to go.
WSU played without three starters – Caila Hailey, Louise Brown and Nike McClure – who were suspended for violation of team rules.
Hristova scored 21 points and Chanelle Molina 10 for the Cougars.
(9) Oregon 76, Washington 63: Ruthy Hebard dominated on the interior while scoring 14 of her career-high 30 points in the third quarter, and the Ducks (22-4, 11-2 Pac-12) pulled away from the Huskies (7-17, 1-12) in Seattle.
George Fox 82, Whitworth 58: Emily Spencer finished with 17 points and five assists, and the host Bruins (19-3, 12-1 Northwest Conference) breezed past the Pirates (9-14, 4-10) in Newberg, Oregon, for their eighth consecutive win.
George Fox outrebounded the Pirates 54-33, led by Kaitlin Jamieson’s 11. Whitworth shot 17 of 61 (28 percent) from the field.
Camy Aguinaldo led the Pirates with 13 points but shot 3 of 15 from the field.
Whitworth 101, George Fox 98 (OT): Garrett Hull led six players in double figures with 24 points, hitting 6 of 10 on 3-pointers, and the fourth-ranked Pirates (20-3, 12-2 NWC) edged the Bruins (6-16, 2-11) in Newberg, Oregon.
Ben Bishop scored 18 points, Jared Christy added 16, and Kyle Roach and Ben College had 13 apiece for the Pirates.
Roach’s 3-pointer with 1:02 left in regulation gave the Pirates an 86-85 lead. The Bruins’ Ryan Lacey hit two free throws with 24 seconds left to tie the game at 87. Lacey missed a 3-point attempt at the regulation buzzer.
Whitworth never trailed after Bishop’s three-point play with 2:23 left in OT.
George Fox 11, Whitworth 9: Jack Cameron threw seven sharp innings and an eight-run fifth inning helped the host Bruins (4-1) hold off the Pirates (2-3) at the Northwest Conference Preseason Tournament in Newberg, Oregon.
Cameron (1-0) allowed four hits and one earned run, striking out five and walking one.
The Pirates struck for eight runs in the eighth after Cameron exited.
Joel Condreay and Tyler Bailey had back-to-back, two-run doubles to cut the Bruins’ lead to 10-5, and Mathew Pulliam added a two-out, two-run single for a 10-9 game.
Whitworth’s men set two records and took the team lead after the first day of the Northwest Conference championships at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Washington.
The Pirates’ Owen Lempert defended his title in the 50-yard freestyle and broke his NWC record with a time of 20.54 seconds. Whitworth’s Patrick Wilber led off the winning 400 medley relay with a record time of 48.88 in the 100 backstroke.
The Pirates piled up 188 points, 37 ahead of second-place Linfield.