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No. 16 Stanford Women Close Strong To Beat Gonzaga 65-47

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Erica McCall scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 16 Stanford closed the game with a 19-1 run to defeat Gonzaga 65-48 on Sunday.

A 3-pointer by Lili Thompson, who scored 21 points, put the Cardinal (2-0) up 46-38 with 8:50 to play but the Bulldogs (1-1) responded with 9 straight points, taking a 47-46 lead on Kiara Kudron's free throw at the 6:23 mark.

McCall answered with a layup for the 11th lead change and then the Cardinal hit three straight 3s, Thompson sandwiching a pair around one from Karlie Samuelson for a 57-47 lead.

Gonzaga missed its last 12 shots to finish at 25 percent for the half and 31 percent for the game. The Bulldogs were 3 of 21 from behind the arc and 9 of 20 from the foul line.

Jill Barta led Gonzaga with 11 points and Ellie Tinkle had 10.

November 16, 2015

UC Davis Never Trails In 81-64 Win Over Portland

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Brynton Lemar scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting and UC Davis beat Portland 79-66 on Sunday night.

Josh Fox scored 15, Darius Graham added 12 and Nolan Berry, 10. Led by Neal Monson's 15 rebounds, the Aggies (1-1) out-rebounded the Pilots 53-33, but were hurt by 20 turnovers that resulted in 28 Portland points.

Graham opened with a 3-pointer and UC Davis never trailed, steadily pulling to a 31-13 lead after Lawrence White hit back-to-back 3s. The Pilots gained ground with a 13-4 run, but were outshot 46.7 percent to 36.6 percent in the half and were down 41-31 at halftime.

Lemar and Berry each hit 3s to open the second half and the Aggies built a 20-point lead with 3:33 to play. Bryce Pressley and D'Marques Tyson each hit 3s in Portland's closing 13-4 run.

Alec Wintering led the Pilots (1-1) with 17 points and six assists, Tyson scored 15 points and Pressley, 10.

November 16, 2015

Oregon Beats No. 22 North Carolina Women 79-77

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Lexi Bando scored 18 points, Jillian Alleyne had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Oregon upset No. 22 North Carolina 79-77 on Sunday, marking the first time the Tar Heels ever opened the season with two straight losses.

After Oregon's Alleyne, who scored her 70th double-double, made the second of two free throws with 25 seconds left, the Tar Heels had two chances to win. Jamie Cherry's 3-pointer went off the front of the rim but deflected out of bounds of Alleyne. Cherry then had a 3 bounce off the backboard and rim as time expired.

Cherry led North Carolina, which opened the season Friday with a one-point home loss to Gardner-Webb, with 23 points.

Oregon (1-0) led by 10 on Kat Cooper's 3 with 6:45 to play but with Cherry scoring 5 points North Carolina reeled off 9 straight points. Bando hit a 3 for the Ducks with three minutes left.

N'Dea Bryant scored of UNC at 2:05, Alleyne made two of four free throws to push the lead back to 4. Cherry made it a 1-point game with 26 seconds left.

Hilary Summers, Stephanie Watts and Destinee Walker had 14 points each North Carolina.

November 16, 2015

Arizona State Beats Washington 27-17 After Trailing By 17

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kalen Ballage broke three tackles on a 48-yard run in the fourth quarter for his second touchdown and Arizona State rallied from a woeful first half to beat Washington 27-17 on Saturday.

Arizona State (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12) staggered its way through a lethargic first half, looking nothing like a team trying to play its way into a bowl game. But after falling into a 17-0 hole, the Sun Devils got their groove back, dominating the Huskies (4-6, 2-5) on both sides of the ball to move within one win of bowl eligibility.

Arizona State shut down Washington's offense after losing two key starters in the first half and its offense clicked after sputtering through the opening 30 minutes.

Washington's Jake Browning threw for 405 yards and a touchdown, but had three interceptions in the fourth quarter. Washington also lost a fumble in the fourth.

November 16, 2015

Montana Routs Eastern Washington 57-16 Behind Calhoun

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Grizzlies rode three touchdowns from freshman Jeremy Calhoun to a big first-half lead on the way to a 57-16 victory over Eastern Washington in a key Big Sky Conference football game Saturday.

Calhoun's touchdown runs covered 3, 1 and 3 yards, and the Grizzlies (6-4, 5-2) used a fumble return by Herbert Gamboa and an interception return by JR Nelson to push out to a 50-9 lead midway through the third quarter.

The victory snapped Montana's four-game losing streak to EWU, and kept the Grizzlies' slim playoff hopes alive.

Eastern (5-2, 6-4) committed six turnovers, including three interceptions.

Eastern's Cooper Kupp had six catches for 119 yards. The junior moved past Jerry Rice and into seventh in FCS history in career receptions, with 304. He has 106 catches this season, breaking the school record of 104 he set last year.

November 16, 2015