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McClure sets program record with 7 blocks, but WSU women lose

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

Associated Press

PULLMAN – LaBrittney Jones scored 22 points and grabbed a career-tying 15 rebounds, Malena Washington added 21 points and Arizona beat Washington State 70-62 on Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Nike McClure set a WSU record with seven blocks for and scored 11 points as did Alexys Swedlund. Caila Hailey scored 15 points.

A 7-0 run capped by a Pinelopi Pavlopoulou 3-pointer got WSU (10-15, 5-9 Pac-12) within a point, 58-57, of the Wildcats (12-13, 3-11) who responded with a 10-0 run, the final eight points coming from Jones, to lead 68-59 with 26 seconds left.

WSU got off to a 10-0 start and led by as many as 15 in the first quarter. Arizona cut the lead to five by halftime and took the lead for good with a 7-3 run at the end of the third period.

Jones blocked four shots to move into third place on the all-time school list with 148 and recorded her third double-double this season. Jalea Bennett added 11 points and Dejza James 11 rebounds.

WSU made only 3 of 17 3-pointers and 15 of 25 free throws. Arizona was 18 of 21 from the line. Arizona committed 25 turnovers and WSU 15.

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