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Friday, November 23, 2012 - Page updated at 08:30 p.m.

Gonzaga cruises past Winthrop in women's basketball

By Sports information and wire Reports

Four Gonzaga players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs beat Winthrop 80-66 Thursday in the consolation game of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Gonzaga finished the tournament in third with a 2-1 record and is 6-1 for the season.

Freshman Elle Tinkle scored a career-high 14 points to lead Gonzaga. Junior Jazmine Redmon added 13 points, 11 of which came in the second half, while junior Haiden Palmer chipped in 12 points, all in the final half. Closing out the double-figure scoring was senior Taelor Karr with 10.

Redmon and Karr each added six assists as Gonzaga finished with 23 on 30 baskets. The Bulldogs shot 47.7 percent (31 of 65) from the field, including 38.9 percent (7 of 18) on three-pointers.

Winthrop (2-3) was led by Dequesha McClanahan, who scored 21 points.

Top-5 game

No. 2 Connecticut 95,

Wake Forest 34

Breanna Stewart scored 20 points as the Huskies (3-0) rolled over the Demon Deacons (2-2) in the opening game of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

UConn led 45-12 at halftime.

Pac-12 game

No. 7 Lousivlle 61,

Oregon State 43

The Cardinals (6-0) won the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta by pulling away from the Beavers in the second half. Ali Gibson scored 10 to lead Oregon State (3-2).

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