Alanna Smith scored 20 points to help the host Cardinal beat WSU 70-57. Nineteen of Stanford’s last 20 victories over WSU have been by double-digit margins.
STANFORD, Calif. – It was business as usual for the Stanford women’s basketball team against Washington State.
Alanna Smith scored 20 points to help the Cardinal beat WSU 70-57 on Friday night.
Stanford improved its record against the Cougars to 63-0. Nineteen of the Cardinal’s last 20 victories over WSU have been by double-digit margins.
Kaylee Johnson added 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (10-7 overall, 4-1 Pac-12). Brittany McPhee, a graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, had 12 points, five assists and three steals.
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Chanelle Molina led the Cougars (8-9, 1-4) with a season-high 19 points. Borislava Hristova scored 14 points on a poor shooting night (5 for 19).
WSU shot 34 percent from the field, compared with 46.9 percent for Stanford.
Smith had four points in a 10-0 run to open the game and Stanford stayed in control. The Cardinal led 45-17 at halftime.
No. 22 Oregon St. wins at home
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marie Gulich scored the last three points and Mikayla Pivec — who is from Lynnwood — got a hand on a potential tying shot as No. 22 Oregon State defeated No. 18 Arizona State 57-54, handing the Sun Devils their first loss in six games.
Gulich scored a game-high 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting for Oregon State (12-4, 3-2). Her left-handed drive on three defenders with 40 seconds left in the game gave the Beavers a 56-54 lead. She made one of two free throws with 17 seconds to go as Arizona State’s leading scorer, Robbi Ryan, fouled out.
The Sun Devils (13-4, 4-1) called time out with 16.1 seconds left to set up a final shot, but a Courtney Ekmark desperation three-point attempt was partially blocked by Pivec and fell well short.
Pivec scored 12 points.
• Sabrina Ionescu collected 22 points and 11 rebounds as No. 8 Oregon rolled to a 62-44 victory over visiting Arizona.
• Michaela Onyenwere and Jordin Canada scored 20 points each to lead No. 14 UCLA past host Utah 81-74.
Megan Huff, a graduate of Todd Beamer High in Federal Way, led Utah with 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
• Aliyah Mazyck scored 29 points to lead USC to an 86-51 victory at Colorado.
Eastern men lose
CHENEY, Wash. – Victor Sanders scored 18 points and Garfield High graduate Brayon Blake added 11, including a key three-pointer late, as Idaho beat the Eastern Washington men 58-51, snapping a 12-game home winning streak for the Eagles.
Idaho, the preseason favorite in the Big Sky Conference, limited Eastern star Bogdan Bliznyuk to 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting. Bliznyuk was held scoreless for more than 32 minutes.