Swedlund’s 22 Points Lead Washington State Past USC 74-57
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Alexys Swedlund finished with 22 points, Chanelle Molina shot 6 for 7 and both she and Ivana Kmetovska scored 16 points and Washington State beat Southern California 74-57 on Sunday.
Washington State (8-8, 3-2 Pac 12) has won three straight after losing six in a row. Southern California (10-5, 1-3) has lost three straight.
WSU beat UCLA on Friday and for the first time since 1995 swept the Los Angeles schools at home.
The Cougars trailed 35-34 at halftime but then took control, scoring 12 of 21 third-quarter points inside and shooting 9 for 20 overall. The Trojans went cold in the quarter and shot 31 percent (4 for 13).
WSU grabbed 15 boards in the third quarter, nine on the offensive glass, and led 55-47 after three. Molina's jumper with 4:50 left in the fourth made it 65-54 and the Cougars led by double figures the rest of the way.
Kristen Simon was the only Trojan in double figures with 25 points and nine rebounds.