Temi Fagbenle scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead USC to a 64-62 victory over Washington State in Pac-12 women’s basketball. WSU has lost eight in a row.
LOS ANGELES – Temi Fagbenle scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead USC to a 64-62 victory over Washington State on Sunday night to snap a two-game skid.
Fagbenle added five assists to go with her ninth double-double of the season. Courtney Jaco chipped in 18 points for the Women of Troy (18-8 overall, 6-8 Pac-12).
Dawnyelle Awa scored 16 points to lead Washington State (12-13, 3-11), which has lost eight straight.
The Cougars had their last lead at 56-55 with about four minutes left.
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Jaco made a three-pointer, sparking a 7-0 spurt, and USC led 62-56.
Mariah Cooks and Borislava Hristova made consecutive layups to pull the Cougars to 62-60 with 28 seconds left.
Washington State had two chances to tie the score after Awa forced a turnover on USC’s next possession, but Hristova missed a layup, and then Louise Brown missed two free throws.
WSU coach June Daugherty said, “I’m really proud of our team. I thought our front line rose to the occasion. They played very well, especially in the second half.”
Arizona State beats Stanford in OT
STANFORD, Calif. – Sophie Brunner made a shot at the overtime buzzer to give No. 9 Arizona State a 63-61 victory over No. 13 Stanford.
Brunner scored the final four points of the game and finished with 14 to help the Sun Devils (22-4, 13-1) beat the Cardinal for the fourth straight time.
Katie Hempen added 12 points for Arizona State, which won for the 19th time in 20 games and is tied for first place in the conference with Oregon State.
Erica McCall scored 22 points and Karlie Samuelson added 14 for the Cardinal (20-6, 10-4).
Stanford is fourth in the Pac-12.
Samuelson made a three-pointer with 25 seconds remaining in regulation to give Stanford its first lead of the game at 55-54.
Brunner missed a short jumper on the other end, but grabbed her own rebound and was fouled.
She made one of two free throws to tie the score.
At No. 8 Oregon St. 72, Utah 53
Jamie Weisner, who is from Clarkston, tied career highs with 27 points and four steals as the Beavers (22-3, 13-1) defeated the Utes (14-11, 6-8).
Ruth Hamblin had 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, and Sydney Wiese added seven points and 10 assists for Oregon State, which won its 12th in a row.
Paige Crozon had 16 points and nine rebounds for Utah.
At Oregon 77, Colorado 70
Jillian Alleyne collected 26 points and 17 rebounds and Maite Cazorla added 23 points as the Ducks (19-6, 8-6) beat the last-place Buffaloes (6-19, 1-13) to win their fifth game in a row.
Alleyne made 9 of 14 shots from the field.
At California 75, Arizona 56
Kristine Anigwe made all eight of her shots from the field and scored a game-high 24 points as the Golden Bears (12-13, 3-11) defeated the Wildcats (11-15, 2-12).
Cal shot 57.1 percent from the field.
Malena Washington led Arizona with 13 points.