Gulich's big game powers No. 22 OSU
CORVALLIS — Marie Gulich had career highs of 27 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 22 Oregon State beat Washington State 80-58 on Friday night.
Gulich made 12 of 15 from the field and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. Kat Tudor had 11 points and Katie McWilliams scored 10 for Oregon State, which has won seven in a row against the Cougars and nine straight overall.
The Beavers (12-2, 1-0 Pac-12) scored 12 straight over a seven-minute stretch to open up a 33-23 lead late in the first half and led the rest of the way. The Cougars scored 29 points in the third — their highest scoring quarter ever — to make it 60-54, but made just 2 of 15 from the field and scored four points in the fourth — the school record for fewest points in a quarter.
Ivana Kmetovska and Chanelle Molina had 11 points apiece for WSU (5-8, 0-2).
NO. 9 WASHINGTON 99, OREGON 77: At Eugene, Kelsey Plum scored 44 points and Chantel Osahor had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Washington.
Heather Corral added a career-high 19 points with five 3-pointers for the Huskies (14-1, 2-0), who won their 11th consecutive game since losing at then-No. 1 Notre Dame six weeks ago.
Plum exceeded her nation-leading 29.6-point average in the third quarter and added 14 in the fourth for her third 44-point game of the season. She was 14 of 23 from the field and 13 of 15 at the foul line to go with five rebounds and four assists.
Ruthy Hebard led the Ducks (10-3, 0-1) with 25 points, and Justine Hall added 13. Oregon played without its starting backcourt of Sabrina Ionescu and Maite Cazorla because of injuries.