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Washington State women lose at home to Oregon State
Ruth Hamblin totaled 15 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks, pacing the Oregon State women past Washington State 67-53.
The Associated Press
PULLMAN – Ruth Hamblin collected 15 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks, pacing the Oregon State women past Washington State 67-53 Friday night.
Oregon State shot 45.8 percent from the field and outrebounded WSU 47-32. Sydney Wiese had 16 points with four assists.
The Cougars (14-13 overall, 8-7 Pac-12) stumbled to a 19-of-66 shooting performance (28.8 percent). Lia Galdeira finished with 18 points for WSU.
The Beavers (18-9, 10-5) surrendered a 12-5 run to close the first half, but still led 37-33 at the break. In the second half, they held WSU scoreless until Galdeira made a layup at the 13:13 mark.
Hamblin has 101 blocks this season, becoming the fourth player in Pac-12 history to surpass 100.
Stanford roars back
LOS ANGELES – Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points and Bonnie Samuelson added 14 to help No. 5 Stanford beat USC 64-59.
Ogwumike scored 18 points in the second half as the Cardinal (25-2, 14-1) clinched at least a share of its 14th straight Pac-12 regular-season title and 23rd overall. It also secured the Pac-12 tournament’s top seed.
Ogwumike scored 12 of Stanford’s first 17 points of the second half to help it complete a comeback from 19 points down in the first half.
It was the Cardinal’s biggest comeback since it rallied from 19 behind against Temple in 2007.
Ariya Crook led the Women of Troy (16-11, 9-6) with 24 points.
“We were tired in the second half,” Crook said. “So the shots that we took in the first half, we couldn’t really make it in the second half because our legs are going or our focus is not there.”
No. 18 California 77, at UCLA 72
Brittany Boyd had 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals to help the Golden Bears (19-7, 11-4) defeat the Bruins (12-15, 6-9). Cal trailed 72-71 when Afure Jemerigbe made two free throws to give it the lead for good with 1:48 left.
At No. 20 Arizona St. 55, Colorado 51
Katie Hempen scored 13 points and the Sun Devils (21-6, 10-5) got past the Buffaloes (14-12, 4-11).
Arizona State’s Kelsey Moos, a Reardan High School graduate, snapped a tie at 49 on a basket with 1:04 to go.
Utah 52, at Arizona 47
Michelle Plouffe had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Utes (11-15, 4-11) past the last-place Wildcats (5-21, 1-14).