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GONZAGA
      Gray lifts Gonzaga to 83-74 win over Tennessee
     
      LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Gray scored 19 points and
Matt Bouldin added 17 last night as ninth-ranked Gonzaga beat No.
12 Tennessee 83-74 to win the Old Spice Classic tournament in Lake
Buena Vista, Fla.
      Gonzaga led by 18 before Tennessee rallied to close to 77-71 on
Cameron Tatum's 3-pointer with just over a minute left. Micah Downs
then hit five of six free throws and Jeremy Pargo had a fast-break
dunk to help the Bulldogs hold on and improve their record to 4-0.
      Josh Heytvelt had 15 points for the Bulldogs, who will play the
Volunteers again on Jan. 7 in Knoxville.
      Tyler Smith scored 17 points to lead Tennessee.
      Tennessee outrebounded Gonzaga 50-26, but shot just 36 percent
and had 21 turnovers.
      Gonzaga shot 52 percent, connecting on 27 of 52 attempts.
     
      Bowman scores 18 points as Gonzaga women upset No. 16 Virginia
in WBCA Classic
     
      MILWAUKEE (AP) - Heather Bowman scored 18 points to lead the
Gonzaga women's basketball team to a 69-62 upset over No. 16
Virginia yesterday in the WBCA Classic in Milaukee, Wis.
      Kelly Bowen and Janelle Bekkering added 15 points each for the
Bulldogs (7-1), who won two out of three games in the tournament
hosted by Marquette University.
      Virginia led several times in the second half. But a Bowman
basket gave the Bulldogs the lead for good at 48-46.
     
COUGARS
      Washington State beats San Francisco 82-71
     
      SAN FRANCISCO, Wash. (AP) - April Cook scored 21 points and
fellow freshman Jazmine Perkins was named most valuable player as
Washington State beat San Francisco 82-71 in the Odwalla Classic
tournament yesterday.
      Perkins added 11 points yesterday to the 28 points she scored in
the first game of the tournament, and had eight rebounds in each
game.
      Cook's 21 points were a career high and her second 20-point game
this season.
      Washington State (3-2) jumped out to an early 8-0 lead. The
teams swapped leads twice before Perkins' free throw at 7:46 put
the Cougars up for good at 19-18.
      San Francisco (2-4) cut the deficit to three points in the
second half, but the Cougars went on a 12-2 run to put the game out
of reach, with Cook scoring eight of those points.
      Heather Molzen added 12 points and Katie Appleton 11 for the
Cougars.
     
HUSKY CLASSIC
      Second-half surge propels Clemson past Washington 85-67 for
Husky Classic championship
     
      SEATTLE (AP) - Lele Hardy scored 22 points and the Clemson
Tigers broke open a close game in the second half to defeat
Washington 85-67 yesterday for the Husky Classic championship in
Seattle.
      With the Huskies holding a 52-50 lead midway through the second
half, Clemson guard Kirstyn Wright scored seven points in just over
two minutes as part of a 17-2 run to give the Tigers a commanding
67-54 lead.
      Sami Whitcomb had 12 second-half points for the Huskies (2-3),
but Washington was only able to close the gap to eight points with
4:37 remaining. Whitcomb finished with a team-high 18 points.
      Michelle Augustavo finished with 15 points, Mollie Williams
scored 12 and Kristi Kingma had 10 for Washington.
      Hardy was named MVP of the tournament.
     
      Kent State rallies to defeat Seattle University 89-77 in
overtime
     
      SEATTLE (AP) - Anna Kowalska scored 18 points and Kent State
outscored Seattle University 13-1 in overtime yesterday for an
89-77 victory in the consolation game of the Husky Classic.
      Kent State's Stephanie Gibson sent the game into overtime with a
layup that tied the score at 76 with 37 seconds left. The Golden
Flashes had trailed 42-29 at halftime.
      The Lady Redhawks (1-3) were led by Breanna Salley's 17 points.
     
EASTERN WASHINGTON
      E. Washington beats UC Irvine 78-64
     
      CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Benny Valentine scored 21 points and
Eastern Washington overcame a sluggish start to beat UC Irvine last
night, 78-64.
      Andy Genao had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (4-2),
his second double-double this season.
      Genao's six points keyed a 14-0 burst that saw Eastern
Washington grab a 55-37 lead midway through the second half.
      UC Irvine clawed to within 66-58 with 2:30 left, but that's as
close as the Anteaters would get. The Eagles sank eight straight
foul shots in the final 1:28.
      Milan Stanojevic added 10 points for EWU, which missed 12 of its
first 15 shots and trailed 18-8 before Valentine hit back-to-back
3-pointers to spark a 10-0 run.

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