Emily Westerberg, Amy Denson and Kristen Kovesdy scored 11 points each as 21st-ranked Arizona State beat Washington State 67-39 as conference play began last night. The Sun Devils built...

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PULLMAN — Emily Westerberg, Amy Denson and Kristen Kovesdy scored 11 points each as 21st-ranked Arizona State beat Washington State 67-39 as conference play began last night.


The Sun Devils built a 32-15 halftime lead over WSU before 1,020 at Friel Court.


Arizona State (9-2) outshot the Cougars from the field, 42 percent to 29 percent, and had a 42-35 rebounding advantage. WSU made 22 turnovers, compared with 15 for the Sun Devils.


“I was pleased with our defensive effort,” Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne said.


Westerberg and Sun Devils teammate Reagan Pariseau, who finished with eight points, were standouts at Central Valley High School.


Guard Ariana Scales scored a team-high 10 points for the Cougars (4-6). WSU’s Kate Benz had a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with eight points.


WSU trailed by seven with 11:58 to play, but Arizona State responded with a 13-0 run that helped seal the victory.


“The top key to this game was (to) attack their pressure,” Cougars coach Sherri Murrell said. “And I just didn’t feel like we did that. And that’s credit to Arizona State.”


No. 5 Stanford 83, at Oregon State 45


Sebnem Kimyacioglu had 10 points and 10 assists to help the Cardinal (9-1) rout the Beavers (4-6).


Stanford’s Brooke Smith led all scorers with 18 points.


Oregon State had a two-game winning streak snapped. The Beavers’ Shannon Howell, who was leading the conference with an average of 22.4 points, was held to two points.


The experienced Cardinal cruised to a 41-26 lead at halftime.


Kelley Suminski added 14 points for Stanford. Mandy Close led the Beavers with 13.


Stanford has won nine straight games against Oregon State and leads the series 33-6. The Beavers’ last victory over the Cardinal came Jan. 11, 2001, when Oregon State won 81-65 in Corvallis.


At Oregon 81, California 50


Cathrine Kraayeveld, a former standout at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, scored 15 points and reserve Brandi Davis added 12 as the Ducks (8-2) defeated the Golden Bears (6-4).


Oregon, which lost its previous two games, started the second half with a 15-2 run to build a 52-27 lead. Kraayeveld made two three-point baskets and Kristen Forristall scored five points during the run.


Kiki Williams had 15 points for Cal, which had its five-game winning streak snapped.


Oregon held the Bears to 36 percent shooting. The Ducks, meanwhile, shot 52 percent.


Cal had a 19-14 lead, but was held to two field goals over the last 9:16 of the first half and trailed 37-25 at the break.


Game summaries 


No. 21 ARIZONA ST. 67, WASHINGTON ST. 39


ARIZONA STATE (9-2) — Westerberg 5-10 0-0 11, Denson 5-6 0-0 11, Kovesdy 5-7 1-3 11, Godette 2-6 5-6 9, Pariseau 1-3 6-6 8, Loney 2-5 0-0 5, Thigpin 2-4 0-0 4, Boardman 1-7 0-0 3, Johnson 1-5 1-2 3, Buckner 1-3 0-0 2, Stagg 0-3 0-0 0, Rosenthal 0-1 0-0 0. Team Totals 25-60 13-17 67.


WASHINGTON STATE (4-6) — Scales 4-13 2-2 10, Benz 3-10 2-4 8, Jones 3-9 2-2 8, Moore 3-3 1-1 7, Ferguson 2-8 2-3 6, Blue 0-2 0-0 0, Perry 0-1 0-0 0, Singer 0-2 0-0 0, Joneby 0-2 0-0 0, Montgomery 0-1 0-2 0. Team Totals 15-51 9-14 39.


Halftime-Arizona State 32, WSU 15. 3-point goals — Arizona State 4-12 (Westerberg 1-1, Denson 1-1, Loney 1-4, Boardman 1-4, Pariseau 0-1, Stagg 0-1), WSU 0-10 (Ferguson 0-4, Scales 0-3, Jones 0-2, Benz 0-1). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Arizona State 42 (Godette 7), WSU 35 (Benz 13). Assists — Arizona State 17 (Denson 4), WSU 6 (6 players with 1). Total Fouls — Arizona State 15, WSU 19.


OREGON 81, CALIFORNIA 50


CALIFORNIA (6-4) — Foster 0-1 0-0 0, Gregory 2-7 3-4 8, Williams 4-8 4-4 15, Pool 3-6 0-0 6, Iwanaga 0-0 2-2 2, Rode 0-2 0-0 0, Geraedts 0-1 0-0 0, Levy 1-1 0-0 2, Lawson 2-7 1-2 5, Sanchez 0-2 0-0 0, Wright 2-7 3-5 7, Coakley 2-2 1-2 5. Totals 16-44 14-19 50.


OREGON (8-2) — Forristall 4-5 1-1 9, Kraayeveld 5-12 2-2 15, Bills 5-6 0-0 10, Wagner 2-5 1-2 7, Mizusawa 2-4 0-0 4, Allen 2-5 1-2 5, Richards 4-8 0-0 8, Chapdelaine 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 4-6 3-4 12, Okwumabua 0-3 0-0 0, Oaks 1-1 0-0 3, Shetters 2-2 0-0 4, Haring 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 33-63 8-11 81.


Halftime — Oregon 37, California 25. 3-Point goals — California 4-8 (Williams 3-5, Gregory 1-1, Pool 0-1, Rode 0-1, Wright 0-1), Oregon 7-15 (Kraayeveld 3-6, Wagner 2-3, Davis 1-3, Oaks 1-1, Richards 0-1, Chapdelaine 0-1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — California 29 (Iwanaga 6), Oregon 34 (Bills, Forristall 6). Assists — California 9 (Iwanaga 3), Oregon 19 (Mizusawa 6). Total fouls — California 13, Oregon 17. A — 3,691.



No. 5 STANFORD 83, OREGON ST. 45


STANFORD (9-1) — Kimyacioglu 4-11 0-0 10, Thiel 2-3 0-0 4, Smith 9-10 0-0 18, Suminski 4-7 2-2 14, Wiggins 3-10 3-6 9, Rappahahn 2-5 0-0 6, Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Titchenal 0-1 0-0 0, Pierce 4-4 0-0 9, Okafor 0-3 1-3 1, King Borchardt 1-2 0-0 2, Elway 0-2 0-0 0, Newlin 3-4 0-2 6, Perryman 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 34-66 6-13 83.


OREGON STATE (4-6) — Bunn 2-3 0-0 4, Rivera 1-3 0-0 2, Butler 5-14 0-0 10, Close 5-11 1-1 13, Howell 1-14 0-0 2, Young 0-3 2-2 2, Ducker 3-7 0-0 6, Mellinger 2-4 1-2 6, Strane 0-1 0-0 0, Casey 0-0 0-0 0, Brosterhous 0-2 0-0 0, Vickery 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-64 4-5 45.


Halftime — Stanford 41, Oregon St. 26. 3-Point goals — Stanford 9-26 (Suminski 4-6, Rappahahn 2-4, Kimyacioglu 2-8, Pierce 1-1, Coleman 0-1, King Borchardt 0-1, Elway 0-1, Wiggins 0-4), Oregon St. 3-12 (Close 2-3, Mellinger 1-2, Howell 0-1, Rivera 0-1, Young 0-2, Butler 0-3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — Stanford 50 (Thiel, Perryman 8), Oregon St. 31 (Rivera, Howell, Ducker 3). Assists — Stanford 25 (Kimyacioglu 10), Oregon St. 10 (Howell 4). Total fouls — Stanford 12, Oregon St. 14. A — 1,607.