GONZAGA WOMEN WIN 11th IN ROW
Lindsay Sherbert scored 19 points and Haiden Palmer was two assists shy of a triple double as No. 20 Gonzaga rolled to an 86-51 win over Pepperdine on Thursday.
The Associated Press
SPOKANE — Lindsay Sherbert scored 19 points and Haiden Palmer was two assists shy of a triple double as No. 20 Gonzaga rolled to an 86-51 win over Pepperdine on Thursday.
Palmer had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high eight assists for the Bulldogs (21-3, 11-1 WCC), who won their 11th straight. Shelby Cheslek had 12 points and 12 rebounds as Gonzaga owned the boards 48-26, including 19-4 on the offensive end. Keani Albanez had 13 points.
Keitra Wallace, who made 11 of 14 free throws, and Amanda Lovely had 13 points each for Pepperdine (5-17, 1-10), which became just the second visiting team to score more than 50 points at Gonzaga this season.
The Bulldogs cooled off to 46.3 percent shooting but shot 54 percent (20 for 37) in opening a 45-24 halftime lead.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Tyler Harvey scored 19 points, including 4 of 6 from three-point distance, Venky Jois added 15 and Eastern Washington handily defeated Montana State 79-50.
Martin Seiferth scored 12, Drew Bandon grabbed 10 rebounds and the Eagles (10-12, 5-6 Big Sky) shot 52.8 percent from the field and 52.4 percent (11 of 21) from three-point range.
Calen Coleman opened with a layup for the Bobcats (10-12, 5-6), but it was all Eastern Washington after that. Jois sank two free throws, sparking a 13-2 run and a 17-6 Eagles lead. A 7-2 run boosted the lead to 28-13 and Eastern led 36-20 at halftime.
At No. 7 Cincinnati 63, No. 22 UConn 58
Sean Kilpatrick scored 26 points and Justin Jackson led a second-half surge as Cincinnati (22-2, 11-0 American Athletic) won its 15th straight. Shabazz Napier scored 16 points for the Huskies (17-5, 5-4).
At No. 9 Michigan St. 82, Penn St. 67
Adreian Payne scored 12 points in his return from a foot injury as Michigan State (20-3, 9-1) kept pace atop the Big Ten. Tim Frazier scored 22 points for Penn State (12-11, 3-7).
Top 5 women
No. 2 Notre Dame 81, at Florida St. 60
Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points as Notre Dame (22-0, 9-0 Atlantic Coast) remained undefeated with a victory over Florida State (15-7, 3-6).
No. 5 Duke 78, at Clemson 51
Haley Peters scored 17 points, Tricia Liston had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Duke (22-2, 9-1) bounced back from its first Atlantic Coast Conference defeat with its 18th straight win over Clemson (11-13, 3-7).