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Area roundup: No. 25 Kentucky uses game-ending run to beat WSU women’s basketball team

No. 25 Kentucky scored the final seven points of the game to overtake Washington State and beat the Cougars 73-68 on Sunday in Pullman.

Chanelle Molina scored with 2:27 to go, giving the Cougars a 68-66 lead but after that they turned the ball over twice and missed their final three shots.

Borislava Hristova scored a season-high 25 points for the Cougars (1-3), making three 3-pointers. Molina scored 13 points and Kayla Washington had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Maci Moris scored 20 points for the Wildcats (4-0).

The Cougars led 35-34 at halftime but the Wildcats took an eight-point lead heading into the fourth quarter which featured five ties.

Ohio State 85, Washington 76: Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points to lead the No. 9 Buckeyes (4-1) over the Huskies (1-2) in Columbus, Ohio.

The Buckeyes struggled on the glass for much of the game, which kept the Huskies within striking distance. Washington trailed by as few as three points on two occasions in the fourth quarter, but Ohio State eventually capitalized on its size advantage in the final minutes.

Trailing 62-45 midway through the third quarter, the Huskies used a 7-0 run at the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth to cut the Ohio State lead to eight. Then Kayla Rooks punctuated another 7-0 run with 6:51 left in the game to cut the Buckeyes’ lead to one possession, 70-67.

Stephanie Mavunga made the next five Ohio State field goals and the Buckeyes were up by double digits.

Kierra Collier and Khayla Rooks each scored 15 points to lead Washington.

North Idaho 90, Bellevue 77: Cierra Dvorak scored 24 points and Sydney Hovde added 19 to send the Cardinals to the victory on the final day of the Cardinal Tipoff Classic in Coeur d’Alene.


Washington 3, Oregon 0: The No. 10 Huskies (22-17, 12-6 Pac-12) completed a season sweep against the 20th-ranked Ducks (16-10, 9-9) in Eugene with a 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 victory. Washington served 12 aces and got 14 kills from Kara Bajema.

Oregon State 3, Washington State 1: Taylor Mims recorded 22 kills for the Cougars (16-14, 5-13 Pac-12) but were defeated by the Beavers (21-9, 11-7) in Corvallis, Oregon, 25-17, 25-21, 6-25, 25-22. Alex Dirige led WSU with 21 digs.