Ducks, Beavers win handily
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
OREGON 89, Washington State 56
OREGON STATE 75, Washington 63
Lewis & Clark 60, COLORADO COLLEGE 51
SOUTHERN OREGON 74, Warner Pacific 57
OREGON TECH 76, Multnomah 37
• The No. 9/10-ranked Ducks opened Pac-12 play with a near wire-to-wire win over the Cougars before 3,476 fans at Matthew Knight Arena.
Oregon improved to 12-2 overall, and WSU fell to 7-6.
The Ducks shot 50.0 percent and held WSU to 25.0 percent in winning the first quarter, 20-7.
At the half, the Ducks led, 41-23.
Ruthy Hebard had 25 points and 10 rebounds, both game highs, for Oregon. She was 11 of 14 from the field, making 8 of 9 in the first half.
Sabrina Ionescu also had 25 points, plus eight assists and six rebounds for UO. The Ducks' Maite Cazorla matched her eight assists in sharing game-leading honors.
• The Beavers trailed UW 36-30 at the half, then outscored the Huskies 25-9 in the third quarter of their conference opener at Gill Coliseum.
OSU, ranked 17th and 18th, improved to 7-5, while Washington fell to 9-3, before a crowd of 4,247.
Kat Tudor (17 points, 5 of 9 on 3-pointers) and Marie Gulich (game highs of 24 points and 12 rebounds) paced Oregon State. Gulich almost didn't miss a shot — she was 11 of 11 from the floor before missing one final attempt, and she was 2 for 2 at the free-throw line.
Mikayla Pivec added a game-best six assists with seven rebounds and 11 points for OSU.
The Beavers hit 50.9 percent of their field-goal attemps, while UW managed just 33.8 percent.
• L&C improved to 6-4 with the nonconference victory at Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Tigers fell to 3-8.
Guard Alyx Crager had a team-high 12 points for the Pioneers. Guard Miyah Leith scored 12 points.