WNCAAB: Women’s Top 25 roundup: Arizona stuns No. 3 Stanford


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Jada Williams scored six points in the final minute as visiting Arizona overcame a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat No. 3 Stanford 68-61 on Friday.

Williams sank a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining. She then hit 3 of 4 free throws to build on the lead as Stanford missed consecutive shots. Arizona’s Helena Pueyo sank a free throw in the last second to cap the upset.

Williams led the Wildcats (15-12, 7-8 Pac-12) with 23 points. Esmery Martinez added 17 points and nine rebounds as Arizona posted a fourth consecutive win.

Kiki Iriafen finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Cardinal (23-4, 12-3), whose four-game winning streak ended. Brooke Demetre contributed 15 points, and Hannah Jump scored 13.

No. 7 Southern California 87, No. 11 Colorado 81

JuJu Watkins poured in 42 points as the Trojans downed the Buffaloes in Los Angeles for their seventh consecutive victory.

Watkins made 10 of 19 shots from the floor, 4 of 7 from 3-point range and all 18 of her free-throw attempts. However, she committed 10 turnovers. McKenzie Forbes finished with 24 points and seven assists for USC (21-4, 11-4 Pac-12), and Kayla Padilla chipped in 12 points.

Aaronette Vonleh logged 18 points, Quay Miller managed 12 and Jaylyn Sherrod added 11 for Colorado (20-6, 10-5), which took its third loss in a row.

No. 9 Oregon State 65, Washington State 52

Reserves Lily Hansford and Timea Gardiner paced a balanced scoring attack as the Beavers beat the Cougars in Pullman, Wash.

Hansford put up 11 points, Gardiner had 10 and starters Kelsey Rees, Talia van Oelhoffen and Donovyn Hunter each scored nine for Oregon State (22-4, 11-4 Pac-12). Rees grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Beavers won for the seventh time in eight games.

Bella Murekatete paced Washington State (16-12, 5-10) with 14 points and eight rebounds. Eleonora Villa scored 10 points as the Cougars lost for the sixth time in seven games.

–Field Level Media


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