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Originally published February 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM | Page modified February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

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Huskies softball team splits in Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Washington loses its first game of the year.

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The second-ranked Washington Huskies (11-1) softball team split its first two games of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on Thursday in Palm Springs, Calif.

The Huskies opened with an 11-0, five-inning win over the Maryland Terrapins (1-11) before falling to the No. 23 LSU Tigers (10-4) 6-3.

The Huskies wasted no time in getting a run on the board against the Terrapins, as the first four runners reached base, and three of them scored to give starter Bryana Walker a 3-0 lead. Walker was making her eighth start of the season and threw four shutout innings with eight strikeouts to move to 7-0.

In the second game, Kaitlin Inglesby made the start in the circle, and allowed all six runs (five earned) over seven innings to fall to 3-1 on the season.

College Basketball

• Forward Jeffrey Parker scored 25 points as Western Washington University bounced back from two narrow road losses to defeat Northwest Nazarene, 84-72, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest in Bellingham. The Vikings improved to 17-6 overall and remain in second place in the GNAC standings at 11-4. They are 13-1 at home this season and have won 40 of their past 41 at Carver Gym.

• At Fairbanks, Alaska, center Sarah Hill had a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds and guard Katie Colard added a game-high 20 points as the Western Washington women (16-8, 12-4 GNAC) beat Alaska Fairbanks, 91-65. WWU has won five straight games and 11 of its past 13. The Vikings had six players score in double figures.

Suzanna Ohlsen had career highs of 25 points and eight rebounds as Seattle Pacific (16-7, 9-6 GNAC) beat Saint Martin’s in women’s basketball, 54-44. Junior guard Betsy Kingma of Bellevue added 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range.

• The Eastern Washington women topped visiting Southern Utah 59-54. Junior Lexie Nelson led Eastern (13-11, 9-6 Big Sky) with 17 points.


• The Washington State men’s golf team was in seventh place entering Friday’s final round at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii. Junior Michael Anderson led WSU with a 2-under-par 70.

• Gonzaga baseball coach Mark Machtolf won his 300th career game when the Bulldogs defeated University of the Incarnate Word, 6-1.

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