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Swedlund scores 22 points to lead Washington State women past USC 74-57

Associated Press

PULLMAN – Alexys Swedlund finished with 22 points, Chanelle Molina shot 6 for 7 and both she and Ivana Kmetovska scored 16 points and Washington State beat Southern California 74-57 on Sunday.

Washington State (8-8, 3-2 Pac-12) has won three straight after losing six in a row. Southern California (10-5, 1-3) has lost three straight.

WSU beat UCLA on Friday and posted a two-game sweep of the L.A. schools for the first time since 1994-95.

The Cougars trailed 35-34 at halftime but then took control, scoring 12 of 21 third-quarter points inside and shooting 9 for 20 overall. The Trojans went cold in the quarter and shot 31 percent (4 of 13).

WSU grabbed 15 boards in the third quarter, nine on the offensive glass, and led 55-47 after three. Molina’s jumper with 4:50 left in the fourth made it 65-54 and the Cougars led by double figures the rest of the way.

Kristen Simon was the only Trojan in double figures with 25 points and nine rebounds.

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