Washington State Cougars freshmen Katie Appleton and Amanda DuRocher were truly a dynamic duo on Sunday in Boise.
Appleton scored nine of her team-high 20 points in overtime and DuRocher nailed five 3-pointers and scored 19 to lead the Cougars to an 80-76 victory over the Boise State Broncos in non-conference women’s basketball action at Taco Bell Arena.
The Cougars (6-1), who handed the Broncos (5-1) their first loss of the season, have already matched their victory total of each of the past two seasons and are off to their best start since the 1994-95 season.
Boise State’s Jessica Thompson led all scorers with 32 points and Jackie Lee grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.
Junior Kate Benz topped WSU with 12 boards.
Appleton hit a pair of 3-pointers to start the overtime period to put the Cougars ahead for good.
•Rolanda Monroe scored 18 points and Krystal Huggins snared 15 rebounds to lead the Southern Jaguars (3-2) to a 76-74 double overtime victory over the Idaho Vandals (2-4) at the Lady Pirate Invitational in Greenville, N.C.
Emily Faurholt scored a game-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds for Idaho. Faurholt hit a shot that would have sent the game into a third OT, but it was ruled the ball left her hand after the buzzer.
Jessica Summers also had a double-double for the Vandals with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Leilani Mitchell chipped in with 17 points and nine assists.
Mitchell was named to the all-tournament team.
•Takia Starks scored 25 points and Morenike Atunrase had 21 as the Texas A&M Aggies (3-2) cruised to a 79-65 non-conference victory over the Washington Huskies (5-2) in College Station, Texas.
Andrea Plouffe and Kayla Burt scored 13 points to lead Washington.
•Reserves Ali Mittlestadt and Emily Wittkopf combined for 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (4-3) to a 63-46 victory over the Centralia Blazers at the Everett Tournament in Everett, Wash.
Mittlestadt scored her team-high 12 points in just a little over 12 minutes of play. CCS finished 2-1 at the tourney.
North Idaho College 125-pounder Jeff Hedges was the lone Cardinal to place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
Hedges posted a 3-3 overall record – 2-2 on the final day – to finish sixth.
Brandon Lassiter scored three goals and Evan Witt added a goal and two assists to spark the Spokane Braves to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play.
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