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Area roundup: Redmon helps Gonzaga edge WSU

Katelan Redmon hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining to give Gonzaga a 67-65 women’s basketball victory over Washington State on Sunday at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu.

The Bulldogs (6-4) finished the tournament with a 2-1 record, while the Cougars (1-6) finished 1-2.

Redmon led all scorers with 22 points. Janelle Bekkering added 12 points with nine rebounds, while Courtney Vandersloot had 11 points and seven assists.

Jazmine Perkins led WSU with 14 points, Sage Romberg added 11 and April Cook contributed 10.

A game in which the biggest lead was six points came down to the final seconds. WSU’s Ireti Amojo hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to tie the game at 65. Vandersloot then drove the length of the court and found Redmon open on the baseline. Redmon drove to the basket and was fouled on the play.

After Redmon hit both free throws, the Cougars attempted an inbounds pass to half court that was picked off by Kayla Standish.

The Bulldogs return to action Friday, playing Eastern Washington in Cheney at 7 p.m., and the Cougars host Nevada on Sunday at 1 p.m.

• A 20-5 run midway through the first half proved to be the difference as Idaho handed Cal State Bakersfield its first loss of the season, 69-59 at the University of Oregon Tournament in Eugene, Ore.

The Vandals’ 5-1 record to begin the season is their best since starting the 2003-04 season 7-0.

Idaho shot 45.3 percent from the field while holding the Roadrunners to 27.1-percent shooting and blocking nine shots. The Vandals also won the rebounding battle, holding a 53-37 advantage.

Alyssa Charlston scored 13 points to lead five Idaho players in double figures. Keri Arendse and Rachele Kloke each scored 12 points, while Yinka Olorunnife and Derisa Taleni each added 11.

Men’s basketball

Yakima Valley defeated Community Colleges of Spokane 93-85 in the championship game of the Red Devil Classic in Longview, Wash. Preston Wynne scored 26 points and Chaz Johnson added 20 for the Sasquatch (2-2).

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