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Women’s college basketball: WSU loses in overtime

Brooke Pahukoa scored 24 points and Boise State defeated Washington State 77-73 in overtime Sunday in Pullman.

Chanelle Molina hit 4 of 5 3-point attempts to score 13 points. Borislava Hristova also had 13 points, though shot only 3 of 14 from the floor, making all six of her free throws.

Alexys Swedlund added 11 points while Kayla Washington and Caila Hailey had 10 each for the Cougars (5-3).

A Molina 3-pointer gave WSU a 69-68 lead in overtime before he Broncos responded with six straight points. Hailey cut the lead to 74-73 with a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left but Boise made three free throws down the stretch while Hristova missed a 3-pointer.

The Broncos (7-0) led by 12 early in the fourth quarter when the Cougars rallied, tying the game at 64-all on a Hailey 3-pointer with two minutes to go. Boise made two free throws with 27 seconds left before Hristova tied it with two from the line six seconds later to send the game into OT.

(13) Washington 85, Fresno State 54: Kelsey Plum scored 30 points, and Chantel Osahor grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds and added 13 points as the Huskies (8-1) rolled to a victory over the Bulldogs in Seattle for their fifth straight win.

Washington had a one-point lead with 3:31 remaining the third quarter. The Huskies closed on a 36-6 run, with Plum scoring 11 points and Osahor adding seven during the stretch.

Fresno State (4-3) missed 13 straight field goals before Anais Kirvan made a jump shot with 1:49 left.

Plum, who entered the game as the nation’s scoring leader averaging 29.6 points, made 11 of 21 from the field. Plum is 53 points shy of breaking the Pac-12 career scoring record. Osahor, the nation’s leading rebounder, had her 20th career double-double.

Natalie Romeo added 18 points and Katie Collier had 10 for the Huskies.

North Idaho 63, Bellevue 53: Lana Berg scored 17 points and Whitney Meier added 14 as the Cardinals (4-3) defeated the Bulldogs (2-2) to take third place the Bellevue Bulldog Classic.

Giavanna Sorn added 10 points for NIC, as did Cierra Dvorak, who also had nine rebounds, five assists and seven steals.

Lane defeated Umpqua 78-69 to win the tournament.