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No. 13 UCLA holds off Washington State in Pac-12 women’s game 79-70; USC beats Huskies

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Washington forward Hannah Johnson looks to put up a shot as Southern California forward Ja'Tavia Tapley, left, and guard Candela Abejon, right, defend, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Washington forward Hannah Johnson looks to put up a shot as Southern California forward Ja'Tavia Tapley, left, and guard Candela Abejon, right, defend, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
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Jordin Canada tossed in 18 points, Monique Billings and Lajahna Drummer both notched double-doubles and No. 13 UCLA held off Washington State 79-70 on Sunday in Pullman to complete a sweep of the Washington schools.

Billings finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Drummer contributed 10 points and 14 boards for the Bruins (17-4, 8-2 Pac-12). The duo’s efforts helped UCLA outrebound the Cougars (9-13, 2-8) 51-29. The Bruins also sank 20 of 30 free throws, while WSU hit 7 of 11.

Borislava Hristova topped the Cougars with 25 points, while Chanelle Molina scored 11.

The Cougars used an 11-0 run over the final 5:33 of the first quarter to take a 20-13 lead. The Bruins rallied, getting 10 points from Kennedy Burke to take a 38-34 lead at halftime. Hristova’s jumper 53 seconds into the third quarter pulled WSU even at 38, but Canada’s layup midway through the period stretched the lead to 10 and the Bruins stayed in front from there.

UCLA leads the all-time series 54-8, including wins in 31 of the last 33 games.

WSU earned the biggest upset in program history when it beat No. 9 UCLA 82-73 last season at home behind 33 points from Molina.

USC 72, Washington 61: Sadie Edwards scored 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting and USC established control early and beat Washington in Seattle.

The Trojans swept the Washington schools on the road this weekend for the first time since 2011-12.

USC (15-6, 5-5 Pac-12) scored 21 of its 40 first-half points off 14 Washington turnovers and led by 21 at intermission.

The Huskies’ Amber Melgoza made a 3-pointer with 6:49 left in the first quarter to make it 8-6, but the Trojans finished the quarter with a 14-0 run for a 16-point lead after one. Washington missed its last 10 shot attempts of the quarter and trailed by double digits the rest of the way.

Aliyah Mazyck and Kristen Simon scored 16 each for USC and Simon grabbed 14 rebounds.

Melgoza led Washington (7-14, 1-9) with 25 points, 13 coming in the fourth quarter. Washington has lost nine of its last 10.

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