Sabrina Ionescu extended her NCAA record to 15 triple-doubles and Ruthy Hebard scored a career-high 34 points as No. 5 Oregon raced past Washington State 98-58 on Sunday in Eugene.
Ionescu had 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the Ducks (13-1, 2-0 Pac-12), who won their sixth straight game. She became the 11th player in conference history to surpass 600 assists, and her 607th tied Oregon’s career record.
Hebard dominated inside, making 16 of 21 shots and grabbing nine rebounds, as the Ducks enjoyed a 62-30 edge in points in the paint and 45-26 in rebounds. Satou Sabally added 25 points, mostly on driving layups, and seven rebounds.
Hebard had 19 points and Sabally 14 in the first half as Oregon rode a 10-0 run to open a 49-29 lead at the break. The Ducks then shot 21 of 34 in the second half for 72.2 percent to put the game away.
Chanelle Molina led the Cougars (6-8, 1-2) with 14 points and Borislava Hristova added 13, 10 below her average. WSU finished 22 of 57 for 38.6 percent, its second-worst shooting performance of the season. Alexys Swedlund scored nine points for 1,002 in her career.
Washington State couldn’t stop the Ducks inside and saw its 17 turnovers result in 21 points.
The Cougars, who opened Pac-12 play with three road games, head home for two games starting with Utah on Friday at 7 p.m. before closing the month against four ranked teams, including rematches with the Ducks and Beavers.
(11) Oregon State 78, Washington 67: Destiny Slocum scored a career-high 30 points, including a career-best tying five 3-pointers, and the Beavers never trailed in their win over Washington in Corvallis.
Slocum was 11-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists. Mikayla Pivec scored 17 and Taya Corosdale had nine points and a career-high 14 rebounds for Oregon State (12-2, 2-0 Pac-12).
Amber Melgoza had 20 points and Griggsby scored 15 for Washington (7-8, 0-3).
Griggsby has combined for 41 points, including 11 3-pointers, in the past two games, her first career starts. She had 26 overall points this season up to that point.
The Huskies have lost five in a row.
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