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Scott, Piper power Eastern

Julie Piper and Nicole Scott scored 19 points apiece and combined for 24 rebounds to lead the Eastern Washington Eagles to a 90-75 Big Sky Conference women’s basketball victory over the Montana State Bobcats Thursday night at Reese Court in Cheney.

Kyla Evans chipped in 18 points, Brianne Ryan had 12 and Jessica Huntington dished out seen assists for Eastern Washington (9-11, 4-3), which enjoyed a 48-28 rebounding advantage. Piper pulled down 13 rebounds while Scott had 11.

Katie Bussey scored a game-high 20 points for the Bobcats (8-11, 2-5).

Gonzaga 91, Saint Mary’s 63: At Moraga, Calif., Courtney Vandersloot scored 19 points and Janelle Bekkering, Heather Bowman and Kelly Bowen added 17 apiece and the Bulldogs (18-4, 6-0) earned a West Coast Conference rout of the Gaels (7-14, 3-3).

Bowen also pulled down 10 rebounds while Vandersloot handed out eight assists for Gonzaga. Bekkering had five assists and four steals. Vivian Frieson also reached double figures in scoring with 10 points.

The Bulldogs made 23 of 36 first-half field goals (63.9 percent) while cruising to a 55-32 halftime lead.

Arizona State 66, Washington State 47: At Pullman, Dymond Simon made 6 of 9 field goals on her way to 14 points and Becca Tobin scored 13 on 6-of-7 shooting to lead the Sun Devils (14-6, 6-2) past the Cougars (8-11, 1-7) in Pacific-10 Conference play.

Jazmine Perkins led Washington State with 15 points.

Senior Katie Appleton scored eight points to become the 12th individual in school history to reach 1,000 points in her career.

She needs 15 more points to crack the school’s top-10 list.

Ebonee Coates had nine rebounds for the Cougars, who held a 38-28 edge on the boards.

ASU’s Briann January (Lewis and Clark High) had game highs of five assists and three steals.

Arizona 65, Washington 51: At Seattle, Amina Njonkou scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help the Wildcats (8-11, 1-7) win their first Pac-10 game and snap a seven-game losing streak with a win over the Huskies (5-13,1-7).

Ify Ibekwe had 14 points and Faihza Hill added 11 for Arizona.

Sami Whitcomb scored 14 points and Christina Rozier had career highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds for Washington. The Huskies’ seventh consecutive loss – a school record – dropped them into a last-place Pac-10 tie with Arizona and Washington State.

Arizona ended a six-game losing streak against Washington. The Wildcats last beat the Huskies in 2005.

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