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Westerberg sparks Sun Devils

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Emily Westerberg, a Central Valley High grad, scored a career-high 26 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead Arizona State past Oregon 74-65 Saturday in Pac-10 play in Tempe, Ariz.

Catherine Kraayeveld had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon (12-6, 4-4). The Ducks have been swept by Arizona and Arizona State in Arizona for five consecutive years.

Arizona State (14-5, 6-3) went on a 19-6 run to take a 47-36 lead with 8:14 left and the Ducks never got closer than six.

Kylan Loney added 13, including three 3-pointers during the key run, for Arizona State, who have won four of its last five.

Westerberg, whose previous offensive best was 22 against Stanford on Jan. 7, also had five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot. She made all eight of her free throws in the final 7 minutes.

The Sun Devils scored 27 points off of 25 Duck turnovers.

(15) Texas 69, (4) Baylor 55: Nina Norman scored 17 points, including eight in a key 2-minute stretch late in the second half to lead the Longhorns (10-6, 3-2 Big 12) past the Bears (13-3, 3-2) in Austin, Texas. Tiffany Jackson added 18 points and eight rebounds for Texas, which used a 15-2 run to close the game. … (5) Stanford 94, Southern Cal 58: Candice Wiggins scored 23 points and had a season-high nine rebounds in leading the Cardinal (17-2, 8-1 Pac-10) past the Trojans (13-5, 7-2) in Stanford, Calif.

(20) Kansas St. 55, (10) Texas Tech 53: Kendra Wecker made a layup with 7.4 seconds left to cap off a 19-point performance and lead the Wildcats (14-3, 5-1 Big 12) past the Lady Raiders (14-3, 5-1) in Lubbock, Texas. … (13) Connecticut 64, Seton Hall 47: Barbara Turner and Jessica Moore each scored 14 points to lead the Huskies (12-4, 5-0 Big East) past the Pirates (10-8, 2-5) in Hartford, Conn. … (19) Iowa St. 74, Nebraska 54: Anne O’Neil scored 15 points as the Cyclones (15-1, 5-0 Big 12) tied a school record with their 12th straight victory by beating the Cornhuskers (11-7, 3-3) in Ames, Iowa. … (25) UCLA 85, California 70: Nikki Blue had 20 points and 14 assists as the Bruins (12-6, 6-3 Pac-10) upended the Golden Bears (8-10, 2-7) in Berkeley, Calif.

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