Kristi Kingma scored a season-high 18 points and Sarah Morton added 12 points and six assists to lead the Washington Huskies to their first Pacific-10 Conference victory of the season, a 69-64 triumph over Oregon State on Sunday in Corvallis, Ore.
Talisa Rhea had a game-high 22 points for Oregon State (9-3 overall, 1-1 Pac-10), which fell behind for good with about nine minutes remaining.
Washington (6-6, 1-1) pulled away from a halftime tie at 28 with the help of Morton, who hit a key 3-pointer in the final two minutes.
The Huskies snapped the Beavers’ streak of holding three straight foes under 50 points.
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Kingma hit 5-of-11 from the floor, including four of her first five shots. The sophomore was hoping afterward that the game would launch her after a slow start to the season offensively.
“It’s been a rough start with my ankle and obviously with our injuries,” Kingma said. “But I’m hoping this will be the one to catapult me to better games.”
At Oregon 98, Washington State 92: Micaela Cocks scored 22 points to lead six Oregon players in double figures and the Ducks (11-3, 2-0) held off the Cougars (5-8, 0-2) in the highest scoring game in the series.
Nia Jackson added 20 points, seven assists and five steals for Oregon, which blew a 17-point lead and overcame a five-point deficit late in the game.
April Cook and Kiki Moore scored 24 points each to lead the Cougars. Jazmine Perkins added 15 points.
The Cougars used a 16-2 run in the second half to take an 80-75 lead with 6:46 to play.
UCLA 74, at No. 19 Arizona State 56: Markel Walker scored a career-high 24 points and Jasmine Dixon had career highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bruins (9-4, 2-0) to an upset victory over the Sun Devils (8-5, 0-2), who have lost four of their past five games.
UCLA, which has held every opponent under 62 points this season, scored the first seven points and led by 15 at halftime in winning its fourth straight.
Southern California 81, at Arizona 78 (OT): Ashley Corral scored 27 points to lead the Trojans (8-5, 2-0) past the Wildcats (6-6, 0-2), who got 34 points from Davellyn Whyte.
In a game of runs, Corral scored 14 points in the first 10 minutes to stake USC to a 32-11 lead. Arizona stormed back for a 56-43 lead in the second half and USC countered with a 19-2 run.
USC took control with a 12-5 run to open the overtime.