Kat Tudor made seven three-pointers and scored 27 points, both career highs, and Oregon State defeated Washington State 71-53. Reserve Chanelle Molina scored 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting to lead WSU.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kat Tudor made seven three-pointers and scored 27 points, both career highs, and the 17th-ranked Oregon State women’s basketball team beat Washington State 71-53 on Sunday.
Marie Gulich and Mikayla Pivec each had double-doubles for the Beavers (11-2 overall, 2-0 Pac-10), who have won eight games in a row.
Gulich contributed 22 points and a season-high 14 rebounds. Pivec, a sophomore guard from Lynnwood, had 10 points and 10 rebounds despite being limited to 20 minutes because of foul trouble.
Reserve Chanelle Molina scored 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting for the Cougars (7-7, 0-2) and Alexys Swedlund added 13 points.
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WSU was without Borislava Hristova, who is tied for third in the conference at 16.9 points per game, for the second straight game for an undisclosed reason.
WSU led 31-29 at halftime, but was outscored 22-10 in the third quarter before a crowd of 3,884.
The Cougars were 8 of 30 (26.7 percent) from the field in the second half; they went more than nine minutes without a field goal beginning midway through the third quarter, missing 12 straight shots.
Gulich had seven points and Pivec scored four in an 11-0 run that gave the Beavers a 51-39 lead in the final minute of the third quarter.
Oregon State had a whopping 56-26 rebounding advantage and an 18-6 edge in second-chance points as it completed a sweep of the Washington schools to begin conference play. The Beavers beat Washington 75-63 on Friday.
“I’m really proud of the win (Sunday) and generally proud of the team this weekend for battling through their first Pac-12 games,” Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said. “I think we showed a lot of grittiness and toughness this weekend . . . Washington State brought a great effort today.”
No. 11 UCLA routs No. 20 California
BERKELEY, Calif. – Monique Billings scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for her third straight double-double and UCLA routed California 82-46.
Jordin Canada, who is third in the NCAA in assists, had 16 points and nine assists for UCLA (10-3, 1-1 Pac-12).
The Bruins finished the second quarter on a 13-1 run for a 34-19 halftime lead. The Golden Bears were held without a field goal for 9:25 of the second quarter for a record-low-tying four points in the period.
Kristine Anigwe opened Pac-12 play with back-to back double-doubles to pace Cal (10-3, 1-1). She had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
STANFORD, Calif. – Brittany McPhee scored nine of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead Stanford to a 72-65 victory over USC.
McPhee, a graduate of Mount Rainier High in Des Moines, has averaged 24.7 points in three games since returning from a foot injury.
• In other Pac-12 women’s games, Arizona State edged host Utah 83-81 and Colorado beat visiting Arizona 79-60.