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Washington Husky Jeremy Taiwo records best heptathlon score in world this year, third-best in NCAA history | Northwest

A day after setting a heptathlon high-jump world record, Washington senior Jeremy Taiwo wrapped up one of the best overall heptathlon scores...

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A day after setting a heptathlon high-jump world record, Washington senior Jeremy Taiwo wrapped up one of the best overall heptathlon scores in U.S. history in Nampa, Idaho, at the Boise State Team Classic on Saturday.

Taiwo's total of 6,156 points ranks him third in NCAA history and seventh in U.S. history.

"It is simply one of the greatest performances in the history of Washington track and field," said Husky coach Greg Metcalf.

Softball

No. 16 Washington earned a 3-1 victory over host Hawaii to win the Paradise Softball Classic in Honolulu. The Huskies (4-2) earlier doubled up Alabama Birmingham, 8-4, to reach the title game.

Kaitlyn Inglesby hit a two-run homer and Hooch Fagaly, the tournament MVP, also homered against Hawaii. Late Friday night, the Huskies defeated Ole Miss 10-2 in five innings before falling to Hawaii 5-2.

Against UAB, Fagaly was 3 for 3 and drove in two runs. Shawna Wright homered.

Men's basketball

David Downs poured in 21 points and teammate Cory Hutsen scored all of his 19 points during the second half of sixth-ranked Seattle Pacific's 78-69 victory over host Montana State Billings.

The second-place Falcons (17-3) improved their Great Northwest Athletic Conference record to 10-2.

Richard Woodworth scored 26 points and Rico Wilkins scored 24 as No. 2 Western Washington (22-0) earned a 92-82 victory over host Central Washington (13-8).

Parker Kelly forced overtime with a three-pointer with 15 seconds left to cap a furious comeback, then made another three-pointer in the extra session to help Eastern Washington shock Northern Arizona 77-74.

Kelly finished with 19 points for the Eagles (7-17, 5-9 Big Sky), who trailed 58-40 with 7:35 to play after NAU's Gabe Rogers made a jumper. But Eastern Washington didn't allow a field goal the rest of regulation and closed on a 26-8 run.

Ryan McIntosh hit a three-pointer with 7.9 seconds to go to give Northwest University a 75-74 victory over Oregon Tech.

Women's basketball

Katie Benson scored 21 points for the second game in a row, and added a career-high four blocks, as visiting Seattle Pacific smashed Alaska Fairbanks 87-71 in a GNAC game.

SPU (13-8, 7-6 GNAC) bounced back from Thursday's 93-82 loss at Alaska Anchorage to gain a split of its trip and keep the Nanooks (2-19, 0-13 GNAC) winless in conference play.

• Simon Fraser held No. 4 Western Washington (17-3) without a field goal for more than nine minutes to break open a close game and claim a 74-59 victory.

• Eastern Washington led Northern Arizona by as many as 12 points in the second half, but a few sloppy offensive possessions down the stretch resulted in a 62-58 loss for the Eagles (13-10, 9-5 Big Sky) in Cheney.

Aubrey Ashenfelter led the Eagles in almost every statistical category with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and a career-high-tying five steals.

Leslie Stillar scored 18 first-half points, and visiting Central Washington (9-11, 4-8 GNAC) held Saint Martin's to 26 percent shooting in a 52-38 victory.

Alyssa Dario and Corinne Burke each scored 11 points as Northwest University (2-22, 1-6 CCC) fell to Oregon Tech 62-48.

Other softball

Taylor Clark had a two-out infield single as Western Washington rallied to defeat Chadron State 3-2 at the Montana State University Billings Desert Stinger tournament in Las Vegas. The Vikings (6-6) then fell 13-9 in eight innings to Grand Canyon.

• Seattle U (3-1) earned victories over Southern Utah (6-4) and Utah (6-3) in the Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah.

Tennis

Washington State (6-2) defeated visiting Gonzaga 6-1 and Eastern Washington 7-0.

• The Seattle U men fell 5-2 to Eastern Washington at The Sammamish Club in Issaquah.

Swimming

Washington State earned a 172-116 women's victory at Cal State Bakersfield.

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