Stanford women improve to 63-0 in games against Washington State

Alanna Smith scored 20 points to help the host Cardinal beat WSU 70-57. Nineteen of Stanford’s last 20 victories over WSU have been by double-digit margins.

STANFORD, Calif. – It was business as usual for the Stanford women’s basketball team against Washington State.

Alanna Smith scored 20 points to help the Cardinal beat WSU 70-57 on Friday night.

Stanford improved its record against the Cougars to 63-0. Nineteen of the Cardinal’s last 20 victories over WSU have been by double-digit margins.

Kaylee Johnson added 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (10-7 overall, 4-1 Pac-12). Brittany McPhee, a graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, had 12 points, five assists and three steals.

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Chanelle Molina led the Cougars (8-9, 1-4) with a season-high 19 points. Borislava Hristova scored 14 points on a poor shooting night (5 for 19).

WSU shot 34 percent from the field, compared with 46.9 percent for Stanford.

Smith had four points in a 10-0 run to open the game and Stanford stayed in control. The Cardinal led 45-17 at halftime.

No. 22 Oregon St. wins at home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marie Gulich scored the last three points and Mikayla Pivec — who is from Lynnwood — got a hand on a potential tying shot as No. 22 Oregon State defeated No. 18 Arizona State 57-54, handing the Sun Devils their first loss in six games.

Gulich scored a game-high 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting for Oregon State (12-4, 3-2). Her left-handed drive on three defenders with 40 seconds left in the game gave the Beavers a 56-54 lead. She made one of two free throws with 17 seconds to go as Arizona State’s leading scorer, Robbi Ryan, fouled out.

The Sun Devils (13-4, 4-1) called time out with 16.1 seconds left to set up a final shot, but a Courtney Ekmark desperation three-point attempt was partially blocked by Pivec…

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