Eastern Washington rivals from schools separated by about 80 miles traveled a long way to meet again.
The Washington State and Gonzaga women, who will play in a regularly scheduled game in Pullman on Dec. 11, faced off Sunday in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu.
Katelyn Redmon, who led all scorers with 22 points, sank two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs a 67-65 victory over the Cougars.
Redmon’s heroics came after Washington State’s Ireti Amojo drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game with 12 seconds to play. On the ensuing possession, Gonzaga point guard Courtney Vandersloot drove the length of the court and passed to Redmon, who was fouled on a layup attempt by Carly Noyes.
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Gonzaga (4-3) intercepted the Cougars’ inbounds pass to clinch the win.
Vandersloot, a senior from Kentwood High, contributed 11 points and seven assists.
Jazmine Perkins led WSU (1-6) with 14 points. Sage Romberg added 11 and April Cook 10.
At No. 3 Stanford 93, No. 16 Texas 78: Kayla Pedersen had 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and the Cardinal (5-0) prevailed against the Longhorns in a matchup of unbeaten teams.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 22 points and seven boards and her freshman sister, Chiney, scored 14 for Stanford.
Chassidy Fussell scored 17 points for Texas (4-1).
At No. 13 UCLA 71, Temple 61: Darxia Morris and Markel Walker scored 15 points apiece to help the Bruins (5-0) hold off the Owls (2-4).
Rebekah Gardner had 14 points for UCLA, while Walker added nine points and six assists.
Kristen McCarthy hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Temple.
Stanford 81, DePaul 74 (OT): Jeremy Green scored 19 points and the Cardinal (4-2) rallied to beat the Blue Demons (1-4) at the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
Green collapsed after the game and received attention from paramedics. Stanford’s sports information department said in statement saying Green had been taken to a local hospital and was expected to travel back to Stanford with the team.
Jimmy Drew came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points for DePaul.
Boston College 68, California 46: Joe Trapani and Biko Paris scored 12 points apiece to lead the Eagles (4-2) past the Bears (3-2) in the consolation bracket of the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
California got 12 points from Jorge Gutierrez.
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At No. 2 Michigan State 73, Tennessee Tech 55: Tom Izzo sat down at his news conference after Michigan State’s 18-point win and started listing all the things the Spartans (5-1) did wrong in their victory over the Golden Eagles (0-3).
Sounds like a man who is about to play Duke.
Durrell Summers scored 21 points to lead the Spartans, who will take on the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night. Michigan State lost to Connecticut earlier this week at the Maui Invitational, then bounced back to beat Washington.
No. 16 Florida 55, at Florida State 51: Erik Murphy’s putback with 16 seconds remaining kept the Gators (5-1) out of trouble after Michael Snaer made a 3-pointer to bring the Seminoles (5-1) to within two points.
Kenny Boynton scored 14 points for Florida.
Snaer’s 3-pointer was his career-best fifth of the game, and he finished with 15 points to lead the Seminoles.