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SPU women get a victory in Idaho


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NAMPA, Idaho – Suzanna Ohlsen scored 21 points, including 10 in the final 1:50, and Betsy Kingma scored a career-high 21 as Seattle Pacific beat Northwest Nazarene 82-77 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Thursday night.

Kingma, a junior guard from Bellevue, got 18 of her points in the first half, all on three-pointers. She has 11 three-pointers in the past two games. She eclipsed her previous scoring high of 18, set on Feb. 4, 2012, against Alaska Fairbanks.

The Falcons (10-4, 3-3 GNAC) won their second straight after a three-game losing streak, and handed Northwest Nazarene (10-5, 3-4 GNAC) its third straight loss.

Senior forward Katie Benson had 14 points and nine rebounds for Seattle Pacific.

Megan Hingston had 30 points for the Crusaders.

Other women’s games

• Center Sarah Hill had her first double-double with career highs of 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading Western Washington to a 78-58 victory at Western Oregon.

Guard T aylor Peacocke had a game-high 19 points for Western (8-6, 4-2 GNAC).

• Three Eagles scored at least 20 points in the same game for what is believed to be the first time in school history as Eastern Washington (7-8, 3-3) beat visiting Northern Arizona, 92-68.

Sophomore Hayley Hodgins led the way with a career-high 26 points for Eastern.

UW adds women’s sand volleyball

Washington has added women’s sand volleyball as a varsity sport in time to begin in the spring of 2014.

Sand volleyball will become Washington’s 22nd intercollegiate sport.

Keegan Cook, an assistant for Washington’s women’s indoor team, will be the head coach for the sand team. Jim McLaughlin, Washington’s women’s volleyball coach, will oversee the program. All 11 returners from Washington’s Final Four indoor team in 2013 will play for the sand team, including AVCA national player of the year Krista Vansant.

Washington is the eighth Pac-12 school to add the sport, joining Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and USC.

From sports-information reports.



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