Caila Hailey of the Cougars had a double-double in 24 minutes of playing time in an 85-69 victory over Saint Mary’s. Meanwhile, the Zags made a program-record 15 three-point baskets in a 102-38 romp over UC Irvine.
PULLMAN – Junior guard Caila Hailey posted her first career double-double to help the Washington State women’s team beat Saint Mary’s 85-69 on Sunday.
The Cougars (2-0) forced 24 turnovers while making 10 turnovers. They had a 28-9 advantage in points off turnovers.
Louise Brown and Borislava Hristova led WSU with 14 points each and Alexys Swedlund added 11 points before 439 spectators.
Hailey accomplished her double-double in 24 minutes of playing time.
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Devyn Galland, who is from Spokane and started her college career at Oregon, led the Gaels (0-2) with 18 points.
The Cougars shot 53 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with 25 percent for Saint Mary’s.
For the game, WSU shot 42.7 percent and the Gaels shot 41.4 percent.
WSU hosts San Francisco on Friday.
SPOKANE – The Gonzaga women made a program-record 15 three-point baskets in a 102-38 rout of UC Irvine before a crowd of 5,186.
The Zags (2-0) surpassed their previous mark of 14 made threes set at UC Riverside on Dec. 31, 2002.
Gonzaga’s 64-point margin of victory ranks second, behind a 74-point victory over Whitman in 2010. The Zags reached triple digits in scoring for the first time since they had 101 against San Francisco in 2014.
“We really wanted to work on our second-half defense and maintain our same level of intensity, and we talked about not coming out the same way we did yesterday,” Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier said. “Today I think we came out great on defense and were flying around.”
Makenlee Williams, a transfer from Utah State, scored 20 points and made 6 of 9 three-point shots. Zykera Rice, a graduate of Clover Park High, had career highs in points (16) and rebounds (10) for the Zags.
“We played really well as a team, and I feel that we can only go up from here,” Rice said. “Our team chemistry has been amazing so far and I can’t wait to see what we do at Stanford on Friday.”
Arizona State wins
TEMPE, Ariz. – Freshmen Robbi Ryan and Reili Richardson scored 11 points apiece and No. 18 Arizona State rolled to an 82-37 victory over San Jose State to improve to 2-0.
The Sun Devils shot 49 percent and limited the Spartans (1-1) to 25 percent.
In other women’s games involving a Pac-12 school, Lexi Bando scored 20 points as Oregon opened its season with an 84-67 victory over Lamar; Arizona got past Alcorn State 65-48; and Colorado defeated Air Force 95-68.
In a top-five women’s game, No. 5 Louisville beat Belmont 73-50.
UCLA men prevail
LOS ANGELES — Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points, Bryce Alford added 20 and the No. 16 UCLA men raced past Cal State Northridge 102-87.
UCLA (2-0) picked up the pace after it trailed 42-40 at halftime. The Bruins scored the first seven points of the second half.
• Chimezie Metu had 15 points and 11 rebounds as host USC rallied past Nebraska-Omaha 82-72 after trailing for most of the game.
Shaqquan Aaron, a graduate of Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, also scored 15 points for the Trojans (2-0).
Marcus Tyus scored a career-high 33 points for the Mavericks (1-1).
In other men’s games involving a Pac-12 team, Tres Tinkle had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Oregon State past Texas-San Antonio 72-64 and Tra Holder scored 24 points as Arizona State defeated Cal Poly 96-74.
Both top-10 men’s teams in action rolled to comfortable victories.
Isaiah Briscoe and De’Aaron Fox each scored 21 points as No. 2 Kentucky beat Canisius 93-69 and Joel Berry II scored 18 points as sixth-ranked North Carolina beat Chattanooga 97-57.