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Nyingifa’s 30 help UCLA beat WSU

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Atonye Nyingifa scored 30 points Sunday and grabbed 10 rebounds and Thea Lemberger scored 21 with 11 boards as UCLA beat Washington State 79-72 in Los Angeles.

Nirra Fields scored 16, Corinne Costa 10 and the Bruins (11-12, 5-6 Pac-12) outshot the Cougars 43.6 percent to 38.2 percent.

Nyingifa scored six straight buckets and the Bruins used an 8-2 run to lead 14-8. Sage Romberg put the Cougars in front 28-27 with a layup, but UCLA replied with a 7-2 run and led 37-35 at halftime.

Neither team scored for nearly 4 minutes into the second half. WSU’s Lia Galdeira tied it at 53 on a jumper, but UCLA pulled steadily ahead on hot shooting by Lemberger and Nyingifa, who combined for seven free throws down the stretch.

Galdeira led the Cougars (12-10, 6-4) with 15 and four steals, Romberg scored 12 and Tia Presley 11.

• Jazmine Davis scored 25 points and shot 4 of 10 from distance as visiting Washington beat USC 63-55.

Kelsey Plum scored 14, Aminah Williams grabbed 14 rebounds and the Huskies (12-9, 5-5 Pac-12) outshot the Trojans 37.9 percent to 31.8 percent. The Trojans (14-9, 7-4) outrebounded the Huskies 49-35, but Washington had eight 3-pointers to USC’s four.


Whitworth defeated Occidental 6-0 and 11-2 in a nonconference doubleheader in Los Angeles.

The Pirates (7-1) have won six straight games.

Kelsey Stroshine was 3 for 4 with four RBIs in the first game while Taylor Gilbert (3-1) allowed three hits in five innings.

In the second game, Sacha Clow, Megan John and Alyssa Hall all had three hits. Madi Perez (3-0) got the win with six strikeouts in five innings.

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