Jamie Broback scored 16 points to lead No. 14 Minnesota to an 83-57 victory over Washington State on Saturday night. The Gophers (6-1) extended...
MINNEAPOLIS — Jamie Broback scored 16 points to lead No. 14 Minnesota to an 83-57 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.
The Gophers (6-1) extended their home winning streak to four games, while Washington State (6-2) had its four-game winning streak stopped.
Broback, making her first start of the season, sat out much of the first half because of foul trouble. She finished with 7-for-12 shooting, six assists and five rebounds.
Shannon Schonrock shot 6 for 8 and finished with 15 points. April Calhoun scored 13 and Liz Podominick had 10 for the Gophers.
The Gophers took control early, getting three-pointers from Schonrock, Shannon Bolden and Kelly Roysland during a 19-4 run that pushed the lead to 26-10. After the Cougars cut the deficit to 29-19, Minnesota went on a 16-2 run to take a 47-21 lead early in the second half.
Katie Appleton had 13 points for the Cougars, who wrapped up their nonconference schedule and play their first Pac-10 game Dec. 20 against Stanford in Pullman. Katie Benz scored 12 and Charmaine Jones had 10 for Washington State.
Oregon 102, Prairie View A&M 36
In Portland, Gabrielle Richards had 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to lead Oregon to an easy win.
Kedzie Gunderson from Bellevue High School added 15 points and Brandi Davis had 14 for the Ducks, who were never challenged by the Panthers, building a 45-point halftime lead.
Phatima McNary was the Texas team’s only player to score in double figures, with 15. The Panthers (1-4) shot 18.7 percent, making just 11 field goals.
The 66-point margin of victory wasn’t a record for the Ducks (6-1), who beat Hawaii by 81 points on Jan. 16, 1979.
At California 94, South Carolina St. 48
California set a Haas Pavilion scoring record with its fourth straight victory and 18th consecutive home nonconference win.
The previous Haas Pavilion Cal women’s scoring record was established in the Golden Bears’ 90-67 triumph over San Jose State on Nov. 25, 2003. The 46-point margin of victory was Cal’s biggest since Jan. 18, 1980, when the Bears beat Biola 105-52.
Four Golden Bears (8-2) scored in double figures, led by Alexis Gray-Lawson with a career-high 23 points and Ashley Walker with a career-high 20.