Seattle Prep graduate Joy Hollingsworth scored a game-high 18 points to help Arizona beat Washington State 61-52 on Thursday night. Hollingsworth scored eight straight...

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Seattle Prep graduate Joy Hollingsworth scored a game-high 18 points to help Arizona beat Washington State 61-52 on Thursday night.


Hollingsworth scored eight straight points in the final three minutes of the first half to give the Wildcats a 22-21 halftime lead.


Ashley Whisonant scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half as Arizona rallied for the victory.


Whisonant contributed eight points in a 9-0 run to give the Wildcats a 53-45 lead with 4:15 remaining.


Arizona (5-6 overall, 1-1 Pac-10) also got 12 points from Natalie Jones en route to ending a four-game losing streak.


Kate Benz, Keisha Moore and Amanda DuRocher scored 11 points each for Washington State (6-5, 0-3). Benz added 11 rebounds and Moore had 10.


DuRocher is a freshman guard from Bethel High School in Spanaway.


Whisonant gave the Wildcats a 46-45 lead after a steal and layup with 5:46 remaining. She added two free throws, another layup and a basket after another steal.


WSU led 43-40 on two free throws by Benz with 7:36 left.


Other game


Cincinnati 63,


at Oregon St. 58 (OT)


Treasure Humphries had 22 points and five steals to lead the Bearcats (10-1) over the Beavers (6-4) in a nonconference game.


Kim Butler, a graduate of Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon State.


Anne Stephens collected 17 points and 11 rebounds for Cincinnati.


Humphries scored a total of 18 points in the second half and overtime, including the first five points of the five-minute extra period. Oregon State got no closer than three points the rest of the way.


Oregon State missed twice in the last 10 seconds of regulation.