University of Washington

UW women beat Seattle U.

Mackenzie Argens scored 10 points as Washington beat crosstown rival Seattle, 58-53, Wednesday night at the Connelly Center.

Argens scored all of her points in the first half and was the only Washington player to reach double figures. Kristi Kingma added nine points for the Huskies (4-4), and Regina Rogers pulled down nine rebounds.

Ashley Brown scored 19 points for the Redhawks (2-9), and Cassidy Murillo had 16.

Seattle was up 40-39 in the second half when the Huskies went on a 7-0 run to take the lead for good. Kingma started it with a 3-pointer, then Sami Whitcomb hit two layups to put the Huskies up 46-40 with 9:32 left.

The Redhawks got no closer than three the rest of the way. A layup by Tatiana Heck pulled them to 56-53 with 53.8 seconds to play, but Sarah Morton made two free throws for UW to make it 58-53 with 43.9 seconds left.

Washington led 29-27 at halftime on a tip-in by Laura McLellan, but Seattle forged ahead 34-31 early in the second half.

Seattle was 4 of 22 from inside the 3-point arc in the first half but stayed in the game by hitting 6-of-11 3-pointers.

The schools, located within five miles of each other, played for the second straight year after a 24-year hiatus when Seattle was playing below the Division I level. The Redhawks are a D-I program again after a transition year last season.

Puget Sound 70, Saint Martin’s 60: The Loggers (5-1) pulled ahead for good late in the first half and held on to beat the Saints (5-3) in a non-conference game at Memorial Fieldhouse.

Sophomore Jocelyn Riordan led the way for UPS with 17 points. Senior guard Claire Ely added 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and Natasha Ludwig added 15 points.

SMU, which led by eight in the first half with 9:22 left, got 16 points from Jamey Gelhar, and 15 points and 10 rebounds from Dara Zack.

Top 25

MEN

No. 4 Kentucky 64, No. 14 Connecticut 61: Freshman John Wall scored a season-high 25 points, including 12 of the Wildcats’ last 15 in the game, in beating the Huskies in the SEC/Big East Invitational.

What made Wall’s performance in his first appearance in Madison Square Garden even more remarkable is that he was saddled with foul trouble in the first half before dominating the game over the final 71/2 minutes — even when Connecticut made a defensive switch that slowed him down for a few possessions.

Kentucky (9-0) moved John Calipari closer to one of the icons at the school that has more wins (1,996) than any other program. The only coach to have a better start to his career at Kentucky was Adolph Rupp, who started 10-0 in 1931.

Jerome Dyson had 17 points for the Huskies (6-2).

At Wisconsin-Green Bay 88, No. 20 Wisconsin 84, OT: Bryquis Perine scored 22 points, and Troy Cotton hit a key 3-pointer to lead the Phoenix past the Badgers for the first time in school history.

Rahmon Fletcher added 18 points for Wisconsin-GB (9-2).

Trevon Hughes scored a career-high 27 points for Wisconsin (6-2), which jumped into the rankings after beating Duke.

WOMEN

At No. 21 Michigan State 66, No. 8 Xavier 53: Allyssa DeHaan had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Spartans (6-3) beat the Musketeers (7-1). Jasmine Thomas had 10 points for the Spartans (6-3), who beat a top 10 team for the second time in a week after knocking off then-No. 4 North Carolina on Thursday.

At Toledo 68, No. 20 Dayton 65: Naama Shafir hit four free throws in the final minute to cap a furious rally and help the Rockets (6-2) beat the Flyers (8-2) for their third straight victory. Dayton appeared to have the game under control with a 60-44 lead with 10:39 remaining, but Tanika Mays hit a layup to start a 24-5 run for Toledo.

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