Oregon women escape against USC
Oregon 70, USC 66
UCLA 84, Oregon State 49
Warner Pacific 72, Corban 65
Northwest Christian 66, Multnomah 45
Lewis & Clark 74, Whitworth 71
• At the Galen Center, the No. 9-ranked Ducks survived a cold start and a tense finish for a four-point win over the Trojans to improve to 3-0 in Pac-12 games.
Maite Cazorla, who led Oregon with 18 points, hit her fourth 3-pointer to break a 62-62 tie with 1:32 remaining.
After a USC basket cut it to one point, Oregon's Ruthy Hebard scored inside with 56 seconds on the clock.
Southern Cal's Kristen Simon missed a 3-pointer than Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu mad two foul shots to put the Ducks up five with 21 seconds left.
Oregon (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12) trailed 14-7 after the first quarter but led by five at halftime and by as many as 10 points in the third quarter.
Cazorla led the way, hitting 7 of 12 shots (4 of 8 3s) and adding six assists and three steals. Ionescu finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Lexi Bando had 12 points and Hebard 11 points and five rebounds.
After shooting 2 for 14 in the first quarter, Oregon was 21 for 35 the rest of the way to earn their sixth consecutive win and beat USC for the fourth time in a row.
Aliya Mazyck had 21 points to lead USC (10-4, 0-3).
• At Pauley Pavilion, Oregon State's eight-game win streak came to a resounding end as 14th-ranked UCLA thumped the 16th-ranked Beavers.
"I felt like UCLA disrupted us for most of the night," Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said. "There was nothing easy. This was the most athletic team we've seen this year, and you have to give them a lot of credit for keeping us off balance. This was our first Pac-12 road game in a really tough place to play on the road. We just need to take it, learn from it, and get better."
Marie Gulich scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting for the Beavers (11-3, 2-1 Pac-12). Freshman Taya Corosdale added 10 points.
UCLA (11-3, 2-1) led by as many as 40 points in the fourth quarter. The Bruins scored 33 points off of 21 OSU turnovers and outscored the Beavers 36-26 in the paint. They led by 19 at halftime and doubled that lead by scoring 29 points in the third quarter.
Monique Billings led UCLA with 19 points, six rebounds and three steals.
• At Spokane, Lewis & Clark nursed a narrow lead over the final four minutes in a three-point win at Whitworth. The Pioneers (7-5, 2-1 Northwest Conference) were led by Janessa White's 23 points. Miyah Leith had 15 points asnd five steals, Lauren Wood 14 points and 16 rebounds and Rachel Cox 12 points off the bench.
Whitworth (6-6, 1-2) led 17-7 after the first quarter. But Lewis & Clark scored 27 points in the second quarter and the score was close throughout the second half.
• At Bart Valentine Court, four Knights scored in double figures in a seven-point Warner Pacific win over Corban.
Deepika Kapil had 14 points, Grace Prom 13, Bailey Allen 12 and Darbi Pink 10 for the Knights (9-9, 5-3 Cascade Collegiate Conference).
As 12-point advantage off of turnovders made the difference as Warner Pacific scored 24 points off of 22 turnovers by Corban (8-7, 4-4).
• At Jim Skagen Court, Northwest Christian (12-1, 5-1 Cascade Collegiate Conference) had four players in double figures in a win over Multnomah (0-16, 0-6). Valerie Wakefield scored 12 points for the Lions.