Charday Hunt scored 19 points, and Erika Edwards had 17 to help Sacramento State hold off Washington, 74-71, Sunday in the Husky Classic.
Edwards hit two straight 3-pointers from the left corner and Hunt sank a short jumper to give the Hornets a 71-61 lead with 3:27 left after the Huskies had narrowed the gap to two points.
Edwards shot 5-for-7 on 3-pointers for Sacramento State (2-4), which made 11 from long range. Ashley Garcia added 11 points.
Sami Whitcomb had 21 points for Washington (2-3). Regina Rogers had career highs of 13 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies, Sara Mosiman scored 13 and Kristi Kingma had 12.
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The Huskies rallied in the final three minutes to cut a 10-point lead to 73-71 with 31 seconds left.
Garcia made 1 of 2 free throws with 24 seconds left to give the Huskies a chance to tie. Whitcomb, Kingma and Mosiman each missed 3-pointers in the final seven seconds.
Eastern Washington 58, Memphis 54: Chene Cooper scored 17 points to lead the Eagles (4-2) past the Tigers (3-3) in the Husky Classic.
Memphis led 52-51 before Tatjana Sparavalo hit a 3-pointer and Jessica Huntington banked in a 14-footer to give Eastern Washington a 56-52 lead with 36 seconds left.
Brittany Carter led Memphis with 18 points.
At No. 2 Stanford 105, Gonzaga 74: Even with Jayne Appel not at full strength, Stanford was too much for Gonzaga.
Kayla Pedersen scored a career-high 30 points, surpassing the 1,000-point mark, and the Cardinal beat the Bulldogs. Nnemkadi Ogwumike added a career-high 29 points and matched her career best with 13 rebounds as the Cardinal (6-0) won its 32nd consecutive home game.
“It was a good day to get a career high,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. “Gonzaga is really a top team. We were going to go inside and make a statement.”
Appel also recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. She’s one shy of 1,000 career rebounds.
She has been trying to shake a flu that ruined her Thanksgiving dinner.
Even with the 6-4 senior All-American center not quite right, the Cardinal has potent weapons in the 6-4 Pedersen and the 6-2 Ogwumike.
“They’re not just big, they’re skilled,” Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves said. “They had it going in and out. That’s a heck of a team. With Kayla at the 3, that’s an impressive presence.”
Janelle Bekkering scored 16 points for the Zags (4-2).
At No. 3 Ohio State 83, No. 22 California 71: Jantel Lavender broke out of a shooting lump to score 11 points during a big second-half surge as the Buckeyes (8-0) beat the Bears (3-2) in the final of the Buckeye Classic.
Lavender finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds, with Samantha Prahalis adding 14 points and 14 assists. Sarah Schulze scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers.
California (3-2), which lost to its second top-10 team in eight days, was led by Alexis Gray-Lawson’s 25 points.
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No. 3 Texas 77, at Rice 59: Dexter Pittman scored 21 points, and the Longhorns (5-0) held off an Owls rally before pulling away.
Pittman was 7-of-8 shooting from the field for Texas. Suleiman Braimoh scored 12 points to lead the Owls (4-2).
Texas led by 17 points early in the second half before the Owls rallied to get within 59-54 with just under 7 minutes to play. But Rice couldn’t stop Pittman and his 290 pounds as he dominated under the basket.
J’Covan Brown added 15 points for Texas, including two rally-killing baskets in the final minutes. Brown, a freshman, switched his jersey from No. 14 to No. 50 for the rest of the season to honor teammate Varez Ward, who was lost for the season with a thigh injury in pregame warmups last week.
Alabama 68, No. 15 Michigan 66: JaMychal Green scored 20 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 5 seconds to play, as the Crimson Tide upended the Wolverines at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla.
Charvez Davis added 12 points for Alabama (4-2), which won two of three games at the tourney.
Manny Haris had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan (3-2), which was coming off a 79-65 loss to Marquette on Friday. The Wolverines had an 83-76 overtime win over Creighton in their tourney opener Thursday.
Texas A&M 66, No. 22 Minnesota 65: Derrick Roland scored 19 points to lead the Aggies to a victory over the Golden Gophers in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
Nathan Walkup added 11 points for Texas A&M (5-1).
Colton Iverson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Golden Gophers (3-2). Paul Carter added 13 points.