Sage Romberg leads WSU women to victory | College basketball
Sage Romberg scored 19 points to lead the Washington State women's team to a 65-52 victory over Marquette on Thursday in both teams' first game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Sage Romberg scored 19 points to lead the Washington State women's team to a 65-52 victory over Marquette on Thursday in both teams' first game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.
Ireti Amojo scored 13 points and April Cook added 12 for WSU (3-2), which faces Michigan at 5 p.m. PST on Friday and Prairie View A&M at 2:45 p.m. PST on Saturday.
Marquette (2-2) hurt itself with 4-for-14 shooting from the free-throw line and 23 turnovers. The Golden Eagles were limited to 31 percent shooting in the second half.
Meanwhile, the Cougars made 9 of 16 free throws and 13 turnovers. They shot 45 percent in the second half.
WSU trailed 35-29 in the second half before going on an 8-1 run. A later 16-2 run gave the Cougars a 60-45 lead.
Romberg had a team-high eight rebounds.
Other Pac-12 women
At Oregon 88, Weber St. 73
Amanda Johnson had her fifth consecutive double-double to lead the Ducks (4-0) past the Wildcats (0-4). Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Oregon's Nia Jackson, a graduate of Chief Sealth High School, contributed 16 points, five assists and a game-high five steals. Sophomore Danielle Love, a graduate of Cascade High in Everett, had a career-high 13 points for the Ducks.
Harvard 75, Utah 47
Keith Wright and Corbin Miller scored 13 points apiece to lead the Crimson (4-0) past the Utes (1-3) in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Josh Watkins and Blake Wilkinson scored 12 points each and Chris Hines had 11 for Utah.
Harvard jumped to a 15-2 lead and was ahead 49-24 at halftime.
Fairfield 55, Arizona St. 44
Rakim Sanders scored 21 points and the Stags (3-2) beat the Sun Devils (1-3) in the first round of the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Trent Lockett scored 15 points for Arizona State.
Top 10 men
No. 4 Connecticut 73, N.C. Asheville 63
Shabazz Napier and Jeremy Lamb each had 23 points as the defending NCAA champions (5-0) beat the Bulldogs (2-3) in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun praised the opponent, saying "no one's played us even near that hard since we played Butler last year (in the NCAA title game).
• Gonzaga will be among eight men's teams in the 2012 Old Spice Classic, which starts Nov. 22 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Other teams in the field are Vanderbilt, Clemson, Davidson, Oklahoma, Texas-El Paso, Marist and West Virginia.
Gonzaga won the event in 2008.
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