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Women’s basketball: GU, EWU, Whitworth, CCS all take victories

Gonzaga’s reserves played a huge role, leading the Bulldogs to an 80-50 win on Sunday at Colgate in GU’s first women’s basketball game in the state of New York.

Led by Zhane Templeton’s 16 points, Gonzaga (8-4) got 48 points off the bench. Laura Stockton added 14 points and Jill Barta had 10.

Emma Stach hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored a career-high 15 points and Shelby Cheslek had 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulldogs dominated on the boards 45-20.

Gonzaga shot a season-best 56 percent and made 11 of 20 behind the arc. Templeton and Stach both had four treys.

Stach opened the game with three 3-pointers that stretched to a 12-0 lead and the Bulldogs were never challenged, leading 21-8 after one quarter and 37-17 at halftime.

Colgate (1-7) was led by Paige Kriftcher with 11 points.

Gonzaga opens West Coast Conference play at Pepperdine on Dec. 21.

Hayley Hodgins scored 25 points, Delaney Hodgins added 19 and Eastern Washington shot 48 percent to roll to a 68-57 win at Cal State Fullerton.

The Eagles (5-4) hit 7 of 13 3-pointers in the first half to take a 36-26 lead and then outscored the Titans (2-9) 21-12 in the third quarter to take command. EWU finished 14 of 28 behind the arc with the Hodgins sisters combining to go 12 of 17, 5 of 6 for Delaney, who also had five blocks. That’s the most 3s the Eagles have made since getting 14 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Dec. 5, 1998.

Four starters combined for all but two points for the Eagles. Ashli Payne had 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block and Tisha Phillips added 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Amanda Tivenius led Fullerton, which shot 35 percent, with 13 points.

Eastern plays at Wichita State on Tuesday.

Tournament MVP KC McConnell scored 30 points to lead Whitworth over Southwestern of Texas 66-53 on the final day of the Kim Evanger Raney Classic at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

McConnell scored 35 points in a loss to Cal Lutheran on Saturday.

She made 8 of 18 shots and was 12 of 13 from the line in Sunday’s victory while also grabbing eight rebounds. Faith Emerson added 13 points for the Pirates (4-3).

Whitworth took an 11-2 lead over Southwestern (1-7) after the first quarter and led the rest of the way. Southwestern got within eight points early in the fourth quarter but no closer after McConnell hit a 3-pointer and completed a 3-point play.

Bri King scored 27 points and CC Spokane beat the Everett Trojans 84-55 to win the Everett CC Classic.

King, chosen as the tournament MVP, was 10 of 14 from the floor, including five 3-pointers. Gese Gruber added 11 points.

Kahdija Neumeyer of CCS (7-2) was also named to the all-tournament team.

The Sasquatch led 24-8 after one quarter. Leading 45-29 at the half, they outscored the Trojans 20-9 in the third period.

CCS made 11 of 24 3-point attempts, outscoring Everett (4-4) by 24 points from the arc.