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Area roundup: Kelsey Plum, No. 12 Washington women beat Southern Cal 77-67

SEATTLE – Kelsey Plum had 22 of her 34 points in the first half, and No. 12 Washington never trailed on its way to a 77-67 win over Southern California in Pac-12 play on Friday night.

Chantel Osahor had 17 points and 15 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 13th double-double. Heather Corral added 10 points for Washington, which bounced back from a 73-70 loss to then-No. 22 Oregon State that snapped the Huskies’ 11-game winning streak on Sunday.

Washington (15-2, 3-1) had a 16-point lead going into the fourth quarter and never let it get below nine in the final period.

Plum made 13 of 24 shots from the field, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range. The Huskies’ winning margin was entirely accounted for at the foul line where they outscored the Trojans 20-10.

Minyon Moore had 18 points, Courtney Jaco scored 16 and Sadie Edwards added 12 for the Trojans (10-4, 1-2).

Whitworth 67, Pacific (Ore.) 60: Chloe Quinnett scored a career-high 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting, Madison Moffat had 11 points with a career-best 15 rebounds, and Whitworth held off a Pacific (Ore.) comeback the Whitworth Fieldhouse in a Northwest Conference match-up.

Four Pirates finished in double figures. Grace Douglas scored 11 points and Jessica Thoens added 10 points and a career-high 10 assists.

The Pirates (5-7, 1-2) jumped out to an early 11-2 lead with six points from Chloe Quinnett. The Boxers (3-9, 1-2 NWC) chipped away at that lead to make it a 16-10 game at the end of the first quarter on the back of Sarah Curl, who scored eight of Pacific’s first 10 points and finished with a game-high 28 points.

The Pirates went up nine just before halftime on a last-second three-pointer from Alli Kieckbusch to take a 32-23 lead.

With nine Pirates scoring in the first half, Quinnett’s six early points was a team high. Pacific’s Sarah Curl finished the half with 11 points on 5-11 shooting to lead the visiting team.

Whitworth quickly jumped out to a double-digit lead in the beginning of the third quarter on another layup by Quinnett and two freethrows from Madison Moffat.

In the fourth quarter, Whitworth stretched the lead to 11 on another short-range bucket from Quinnett.

Curl’s six unanswered points cut the Pirates’ lead to two with less than three minutes to play. The Boxers sent multiple Pirates to the line late, where Whitworth finished the game 7 of 8 to seal the win.

The Pirates host Linfield on Saturday at 4:00 pm in another Northwest Conference matchup.

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