Plum pours in 36, tops 3,000 points
Washington’s Kelsey Plum became the 12th player in women’s college basketball history to top 3,000 career points, but she didn’t seem to think it was that big of a deal.
“I mean, it’s an honor to be part of that list,” the senior guard said. “But I was really concerned about the win. You know, the Pac-12 is tough. Any given night anything can happen and this is not a game we wanted to give up.”
There wasn’t much chance of that.
Plum scored 36 points and the No. 8 Huskies (17-2, 5-1) rolled past host Arizona 90-73 on Friday.
“Everything we’ve ever asked her to do, she’s done it,” Washington coach Mike Neighbors said. “And she keeps improving.”
LaBrittney Jones scored 20 points for Arizona (10-6, 1-4). #17 UCLA 66, #10 Oregon State 56:
Jordin Canada had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the host Bruins (12-4, 3-2) snapped the Beavers’ 12-game winning streak. Down five after three quarters, UCLA outscored Oregon State 25-10 in the final period. Gabby Hanson led the Beavers (15-2, 4-1) with 13 points and Marie Gulich had 12 points and 11 rebounds. #19 Arizona State 68, Washington 49:
Sophie Brunner had 20 points and 15 rebounds to help the host Sun Devils (13-3, 4-1 Pac-12) win their fourth in a row. Chanelle Molina had 13 points to lead Washington State (8-9, 3-3), which got a scare when freshman Cameron Fernandez hit her head on the court after taking a charge. A school spokesman said Fernandez, who left the court on a stretcher, was admitted to a hospital as a precaution and is expected to make a full recovery. Oregon 59, USC 53:
Miramonte-Orinda alum Sabrina Ionescu scored two of her team-high 17 points on a putback with 1:05 left to put the Ducks ahead for good as Oregon (12-5, 2-3) defeated the host Trojans (10-6, 1-4). USC’s Sadie Edwards scored 17 of her 23 points before intermission as her team built a 16-point halftime lead.