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No. 17 UCLA, No. 25 USC lose games in Washington

Nirra Fields

UCLA guard Nirra Fields, shown during a game Jan. 4, had 11 points in the Bruins’ loss at Washington on Friday.

(Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)

Kelsey Plum had 23 points, Talia Walton added 22 and Washington topped No. 17 UCLA, 64-56, on Friday Night in Seattle.

Washington (13-4, 4-2 Pac-12) took the lead for good with an 11-2 run that ended at 55-48 with 6:32 left. The Bruins (11-5, 3-2) stayed close until missing all seven field-goal attempts over the last 2:52.

Washington announced on its website Wednesday that starter Brianna Ruiz would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in her left knee. She was injured going for a rebound in Sunday’s win over Arizona.

Alexus Atchley, who replaced Ruiz, made two 3-pointers and scored all eight of her points in the first five minutes as Washington opened with a 14-0 run.

Kari Korver scored all of her 12 points on four 3-pointers in the second quarter to pull the Bruins within 30-26 at the half. Nirra Fields added 11 points.

at Washington State 73, No. 25 USC 61: Borislava Hristova had 13 of her 21 points in the second half to help the Cougars pull away for the win.

Maria Kostourkova and Louise Brown added 10 points each for Washington State (12-5, 3-3 Pac-12).

Dawnyelle Awa assisted Hristova’s weak-side cut to make it 68-61 with 1:41 left and the Cougars made 5 of 10 free throws while USC (14-3, 2-3) missed its last seven field-goal attempts.

The Cougars outscored USC 23-11 in the third quarter to take a 54-49 lead. The Trojans closed within one with the first four points of the fourth quarter, but Washington State answered with a 7-0 run to lead 61-53.

It was Washington State’s first win against a ranked opponent since a 70-64 victory on Nov. 29, 2013, over No. 10 Maryland.

Kristen Simon had 19 points to lead USC. Sadie Edwards, Aliyah Mazyck and Temi Fagbenle added 10 each.

at No. 10 Arizona State 64, Colorado 37: Quinn Dornstauder had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Sun Devils won for the 11th consecutive time.

Elisha Davis added 11 points for the Sun Devils (14-3, 4-0). They limited Colorado (5-11, 0-5) to 26 percent shooting and remained the only unbeaten team in Pac-12 play.

Zoe Beard-Fails and Kennedy Leonard each scored nine points for Colorado.

No. 11 Stanford 64, at Oregon 62: Karlie Samuelson scored 18 points and Lili Thompson had 16, including two baskets in the last 35 seconds, in the Cardinal’s comeback victory.

Kaylee Johnson scored 16 points and had five of 11 blocks for the Cardinal (14-3, 4-1 Pac-12).

Lexi Petersen had 17 points, and Lexi Bando added 15 for the Ducks (11-5, 0-5).