GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Arizona 60, Washington State 44


Associated Press

LAS VEGAS - Trinity Baptiste had 13 of her 17 points in the first half, and No. 11 Arizona beat Washington State 60-44 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

Arizona will face the winner of 11th-seed Washington and No. 3 seed and ninth-ranked UCLA in the semifinals on Friday.

The second-seeded Wildcats (16-4) pulled away with an 11-0 run in the third quarter capped at 42-24 on Aari McDonald's layup with 1:42 left. Washington State got the deficit no closer than 14 the rest of the way.

The No. 7 seed Cougars (12-11) had 20 of their 26 turnovers in the first half but only trailed 29-21 at the break.

Baptiste led the defensive pressure with six of Arizona's 16 steals and made 8 of 11 shots from the field. Aari McDonald added 13 points, nine assists and five rebounds.

McDonald reached her 86th game in a row scoring in double digits when she scored on a layup with 7:03 left in the fourth quarter.

Cate Reese added 10 points for Arizona, which held Washington State to five points in the first and third quarters.

Charlisse Leger-Walker had 12 points and Krystal Leger-Walker scored 10 for the Cougars. Bella Murekatete had 10 rebounds for Washington State, which shot 26% for the game.

March 4, 2021


Washington State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
U. Motuga F 30 1-7 2-2 0-2 1-4 1 1 1 4 1 4
B. Murekatete C 19 1-4 0-0 0-0 3-10 0 1 1 2 1 2
C. Leger-Walker G 39 2-17 7-10 1-4 1-3 2 1 2 3 2 12
K. Leger-Walker G 37 4-10 0-0 2-8 1-3 3 0 1 8 1 10
J. Teder G 31 3-9 1-2 2-6 0-3 0 0 1 4 4 9
G. Sarver 15 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 1 0 2 1 1 2
C. Molina 10 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
E. Nankervis 7 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 3
M. Jones 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Levy 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Clarke 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 14-53
(.264)
11-15
(.733)
5-21
(.238)
14-36 7 3 8 26 11 44


Arizona
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Thomas F 32 2-4 2-2 1-2 0-4 1 0 0 3 2 7
T. Baptiste F 26 8-11 0-0 1-1 3-6 0 0 6 3 2 17
C. Reese F 21 4-9 2-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 2 1 0 10
A. McDonald G 31 6-17 0-0 1-7 1-5 9 0 3 3 3 13
B. Yeaney G 20 0-3 0-0 0-1 1-3 0 1 0 0 3 0
H. Pueyo 23 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-6 0 1 5 1 1 0
S. Pellington 19 2-7 0-2 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 1 1 4
L. Ware 15 3-6 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 2 0 1 0 6
M. Conner 7 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 3
M. Mote 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
D. Erdogan 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Smith 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 26-62
(.419)
4-6
(.667)
4-16
(.250)
12-36 11 5 16 16 15 60



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