Washington State junior guard Lia Galdeira scored a career-high 34 points to rescue the seventh-seeded Cougars in a 66-64 victory over 10th-seeded Oregon in the opening game of the Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball tournament at KeyArena on Thursday.
Behind a makeshift lineup that included a freshman walk-on, a first-time starter, a hobbled star point guard and a hot-shooting Andrew Andrews, the Huskies made things interesting for a while Thursday night before falling 64-47 to Colorado.
On Thursday afternoon, a high school basketball state tournament game turned into a display of strength and compassion. Collin, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, provided the strength, leading Seattle Prep with 13 points, five rebounds and two blocks in his 90-minute distraction from grief.
E’Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Russell Westbrook’s triple-double streak at four.
After faltering in the quarterfinals the previous two years, the second-ranked Inglemoor Vikings broke through with a 56-33 victory over No. 4 Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma, advancing to the semifinals of the 4A state girls basketball tournament for the first time in school history.