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24th-ranked Gonzaga women lose at Saint Mary’s in overtime

Jackie Nared scored 27 points and Danielle Mauldin had 24 points with 23 rebounds to lift Saint Mary’s to a 79-78 overtime victory over No. 24 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams


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MORAGA, Calif. – Jackie Nared scored 27 points and Danielle Mauldin had 24 points plus 23 rebounds to lift Saint Mary’s to a 79-78 overtime victory over No. 24 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday.

Haiden Palmer, who scored a career-high 31 points, had a couple of missed shots in the closing seconds for Gonzaga, the nine-time defending WCC champion. The Zags lost their conference opener for the first time in 11 seasons.

Palmer, who graduated in May and is working toward a master’s degree, made 14 of 27 shots from the field and became the 13th player in the history of the program to score at least 30 in a game.

Danielle Walter added 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting for the Zags.

Walter, who is from Pasco, played a major role after starting point guard Jazmine Redmon, who is from Spokane, suffered a high ankle sprain early in the second half.

It was a wild ending to regulation, with Nared making a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left to give Saint Mary’s (11-1) a 72-71 lead. But on the inbounds play, screener Lindsay Sherbert was fouled and she made one of two free throws for Gonzaga (10-3).

Until the last second, Gonzaga had led since Palmer’s six points fueled a 12-2 run to close the first half for a 37-32 lead.

Walter made a three-point basket with 3:09 left in overtime to put the Zags ahead 78-76. But Gonzaga failed to score again, missing five shots.

Saint Mary’s crushed the Zags on the boards 54-31 and at the free-throw line, going 23 of 29 while Gonzaga was 6 for 14.

Nared made 6 of 9 three-point shots in a game attended by 616.

Last season in Moraga, the Gaels beat the Zags 54-51.

Gonzaga shot 46.6 percent from the field, compared with 38.7 percent for Saint Mary’s. But the Gaels made 8 of 16 three-point attempts and limited the Zags to 4-for-17 three-point shooting.

Saint Mary’s made 26 turnovers that led to 31 points for Gonzaga. The Gaels scored 11 points of the Zags’ 16 turnovers.

No. 4 Stanford routs Fresno State

FRESNO, Calif. – Chiney Ogwumike scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 4 Stanford routed Fresno State 86-54 in the Cardinal’s final tuneup before Pac-12 play.

Stanford (11-1) was coming off a six-day holiday break, and playing for the first time since defeating then-No. 3 Tennessee 76-70 on Dec. 21.

Ogwumike had 10 rebounds to give her 1,257 in her career — nine short of Kayla Pedersen’s Pac-12 and school record.

Stanford guard Amber Orrange scored 15 points.

Other Pac-12 teams

• UCLA hosts USC on Monday, and both got ready with nonconference victories at home.

UCLA sophomore Nirra Fields scored a career-high 36 points on 13-for-18 shooting in a 96-89 victory over Cal Poly. Thea Lemberger and Atonye Nyingifa added 23 points each for the Bruins (6-6).

Meanwhile, USC’s Cassie Harberts had 24 points and 14 rebounds in an 89-72 victory over Long Beach State.

Ariya Crook added 17 points for the Women of Troy (7-5).



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