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Lia Galdeira leads Washington State women to road victory | College basketball
By Seattle Times news services
TEMPE, Ariz. — Lia Galdeira led the way as the Washington State women's basketball team posted a decisive 54-43 victory over Arizona State on Friday night.
WSU (7-13 overall, 3-6 Pac-12 Conference) led by 24 points with 4:08 remaining.
Galdeira, a freshman guard, contributed 20 points on 9-for-18 shooting, eight rebounds and seven steals.
Carly Noyes of Moses Lake added eight points and five rebounds for the Cougars.
WSU led 30-20 at halftime and limited the Sun Devils (11-10, 3-6) to two points in the first 9:20 of the second half.
Arizona State shot 26 percent from the field, compared with 41 percent for the Cougars. WSU had a 22-12 advantage in points in the paint.
Arnecia Hawkins led the Sun Devils with 18 points.
WSU swept the regular-season series from Arizona State, as it won 77-65 on Jan. 6 in Pullman.
The Cougars will be seeking their third consecutive victory when they face Arizona on Sunday in Tucson.
Other Pac-12 women
No. 4 Stanford 86,
at Oregon 62
Chiney Ogwumike collected 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Cardinal (19-2, 8-1) overpowered the Ducks (3-18, 1-8) for its fifth consecutive victory.
It was the 400th Pac-12 women's victory for Tara VanDerveer, the conference's all-time leader in that category.
Joslyn Tinkle added 16 points for the Cardinal, which led by as many as 29 points in its 12th straight victory on the road this season.
After the game, VanDerveer — in her 27th season at Stanford — turned toward the senior player and said, "It's amazing to me that I've really been coaching that long, and in that many games. Before Jos was born. Scary."
Ariel Thomas had 17 points for Oregon and freshman Jillian Alleyne added 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Ducks have lost the last 16 times they have played Stanford.
"There were a half-dozen times, and that was probably six too many, that our players didn't get back — and that was the first 10 minutes," Oregon coach Paul Westhead said.
No. 6 California 60,
at Oregon St. 38
Brittany Boyd had 10 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden Bears (18-2, 8-1) defeated the Beavers (9-12, 3-6).
Gennifer Brandon, coming back from a one-game absence because of an ankle injury, added 11 points and nine rebounds for Cal.
"She knew we needed her. I thought she was a warrior," Bears coach Lindsay Gottlieb said of Brandon, who wasn't feeling well.
Ali Gibson had 13 points and six rebounds to lead Oregon State.
The Bears had a 50-40 rebounding advantage and Beavers coach Scott Rueck said, "This is a team, if we're not on our game, they could outrebound us by 30. That's the feel."
At No. 18 UCLA 62,
No. 22 Colorado 46
Markel Walker had 17 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to help the Bruins (16-4, 7-2) beat the Buffaloes (15-5, 4-5).
Jasmine Dixon had 10 rebounds as UCLA had a 44-29 advantage on the boards.
Utah 63, at USC 60
Iwalani Rodrigues scored 23 points on 9-for-17 shooting to lead the Utes (11-9, 2-7) past the Women of Troy (8-12, 5-4).
Ariya Crook scored 20 points and Cassie Harberts added 19 for USC.
Utah made 7 of 12 three-point shots, compared with 3 for 17 for the Women of Troy.
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