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San Francisco Buries Gu In Wcc Tourney

College women’s basketball

Brittany Lindhe scored 22 points to lead San Francisco past Gonzaga 86-49 in a first-round game of the West Coast Conference women’s basketball tournament Thursday in Los Angeles.

Denise Woods added 12 points and Renee Demirdjian scored 11, and each grabbed nine rebounds for San Francisco.

Lydia Ledgerwood led Gonzaga (4-23) with 18 points.

In other first round games, it was Pepperdine 58, Santa Clara 56; Portland 69, San Diego 42; and St. Mary’s 68, Loyola Marymount 58.

In Friday’s semifinals, Portland defeated Pepperdine 61-58 and San Francisco defeated St. Mary’s 67-66.

Portland (27-1) and San Francisco (24-5) will meet in the championship game Sunday at 6 p.m.

Idaho 69, North Texas 57

Alli Nieman’s game highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds led Idaho past North Texas 69-57 Thursday in Denton, Texas.

The Vandals (8-5, 13-12), who are tied with first-place Nevada in the Big West’s Eastern Division, play at New Mexico State today at 4 p.m. PST in the Pan American Center in their regular-season finale. Nevada plays at Cal State Fullerton.

New Mexico State and Boise State are both a game back of the division leaders at 7-6. Boise State plays at North Texas tonight.

In conference action, NMSU owns a 5-1 home record and Idaho is 3-3 on the road.

Kelli Johnson provided the long-range shooting for Idaho, hitting 3 of 7 3-pointers, scoring 13 points. Senior center Michelle Greenwood added 11 points and six rebounds.

UNT was led by reserve freshman guard Tonia Thomas’ 12 points.

An’Dionne Smith was the Eagles only other double-figure scorer with 10.

Idaho (13-12, 8-5) - Gussett 2-7 1-4 5, Greenwood 5-10 1-1 11, Nieman 4-12 10-11 19, Johnson 5-12 0-0 13, Skorpik 3-9 3-4 9, Ortner 0-1 2-2 2, McDaniel 3-3 0-0 6, Lemm 1-1 0-0 2, Blakley 0-1 0-0 0, Stone 1-3 0-0 1. Totals 24-58 17-22 69.

North Texas (4-21, 1-12) - Gilbert 3-9 0-1 6, Smith 3-7 4-6 10, Mckizzie 2-4 1-2 5, Gunnels 2-2 3-6 7, Washington 1-6 0-0 3, Norris 3-10 1-2 7, Alex 1-4 3-4 5, Drane 1-5 0-1 2, McComis 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 4-7 4-4 12. Totals 20-54 16-26 57. Half time - Idaho 34, N Texas 28. 3-point goals - UI 4-17 (Gussett 0-1, Greenwood 0-2, Nieman 1-2, Johnson 3-7, Skorpik 0-4, Ortner 0-1), NT 1-6 (Washington 1-2, Norris 0-4). Total fouls - UI 19, NT 19. Rebounds - UI 44 (Nieman 12), NT 35 (Drane 9). Fouled out - Gunnels, Washington. Assists - UI 9, NT 9. Technical fouls - none. Attendance - 667.

Washington 68, Arizona St. 59

Washington capitalized on 37 Arizona State turnovers and Jamie Redd scored 21 points to lead the Huskies to a Pac-10 win in Seattle on Thursday.

The Huskies (14-10, 9-6) led by as many as 21 points at 66-45 after Redd drilled a 3-pointer with 4:30 remaining. The Sun Devils (8-17, 2-13) made a run in the final minutes, but fell short.

Redd led all scorers. Laure Savasta scored 12 points on 5-of-22 shooting. Gena Pelz had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Malinda Lynch finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in her first start of the Pac-10 season.

Washington led 44-28 after starting the second half with a 12-2 run. Johnson ended a 4-minute scoring drought for the Sun Devils on a layup with 11:39 remaining in the game.

Before Johnson’s basket, Arizona State managed the rare combination of more turnovers than points. The Sun Devils trailed 43-26 and had committed 27 turnovers.

Arizona State (8-17) - Sand 1-7 2-2 4, Tuter 1-8 2-2 4, Boyle 2-5, 2-2 6, Lowe 4-7 0-1 8, L. Johnson 5-7 2-3 12, Stilson 3-7 5-5 11, Freeman 2-3 0-2 5, A. Johnson 0-0 4-4 4, Amama 2-2 0-0 4, Holt 0-1 1-3 1, Carl 0-1 0-0 0, Steed 0-0 0-0 0, Gledhill 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 18-24 59.

Washington (14-10) - Pelz 4-6 3-4 11, Niemela 1-4 6-6 8, Lynch 2-6 6-6 10, Savasta 5-22 1-2 12, Redd 6-14 7-12 21, Rogers 1-2 2-2 4, Tuiaea 1-1 0-0 2, Teel 0-0 0-0 0, Hills 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 25-32 68.

Halftime-Washington 33, Arizona St. 24. 3-Point goals- Arizona St. 1-8 (Stilson 1-1, Rameeka 0-1, Sand 0-3, Tuter 0-3), Washington 3-9 (Redd 2-4, Savasta 1-4, Rogers 0-1). Fouled out-Lynch. Rebounds-Arizona St. 30 (Johnson 5), Washington 38 (Pelz 9). Assists-Arizona St. 10 (Lowe 6), Washington 11 (Savasta 5). Total fouls-Arizona St. 21, Washington 22. A-3,838.

Salt Lake 65, North Idaho 52

The tight three-team race for first place in the Scenic West Conference drew even tighter when Salt Lake upset North Idaho College 65-52 at Salt Lake City Friday.

NIC’s loss leaves the No. 14 Cardinals and No. 25 Salt Lake tied with unranked Utah Valley at 14-3 records. NIC plays at Utah Valley tonight.

Jana Nearing led the Cardinals with 15 points.

North Idaho (24-3, 14-3) - Rehder 0-0 0-0 0, Goyne 1-5 2-4 4, Jacques 2-7 2-2 6, Richards 0-5 0-0 0, Dickson 2-7 0-0 5, Viebrock 0-0 0-0 0, Nearing 7-19 1-4 15, Rainer 4-10 0-0 8, Clark 1-1 0-0 3, Shepard 3-5 0-0 6, Jensen 0-3 0-0 0, Dowhy 2-6 1-6 5. Totals 22-68 6-16 52.

Salt Lake (22-7, 14-3) - Whitten 4-7 6-7 15, Allen 2-10 1-2 5, Welsh 5-14 1-1 11, Francom 2-2 2-3 6, Crocker 7-16 3-4 17, Gillins 1-3 0-2 2, Ketchum 0-1 0-2 0, Stark 0-0 0-1 0, Hofmann 0-2 0-0 0, Sorensen 4-10 1-2 9. Totals 25-67 14-24 65.

Halftime-North Idaho 26, Salt Lake 20. 3-point goals-North Idaho 2-15 (Clark 1-1, Dickson 1-5, Viebrock 0-1, Jacques 0-2, Jensen 0-2, Goyne 0-4), Salt Lake 1-5 (Whitten 1-1, Hofmann 0-1, Allen 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-North Idaho 49 (Nearing 13), Salt Lake 44 (Welsh 8). Assists-North Idaho 16 (Richards 5), Salt Lake 17 (Whitten 5). Total fouls-North Idaho 24, Salt Lake 14. Technicals-None. A-200 est.

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