Gulich, Pivec assist No. 22 Oregon St ladies edge No. 18 ASU

By – Associated Press – Friday, January 12, 2018

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – scored the last three points and got a hand on a potential game-tying shot as No. 22 Oregon State defeated No. 18 Arizona State 57-54 in a Pac-12 showdown Friday night, handing the Sun Devils their first loss in six games.

scored a game-high 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting for Oregon State (12-4, 3-2). Her left-handed drive on three defenders with 40 seconds left in the game gave the Beavers a 56-54 lead. She made one of two free throws with 17 seconds to go as Arizona State’s leading scorer fouled out.

had tied the game at 54-54 with just under a minute left to play. The Sun Devils (13-4, 4-1) called a full timeout with 16.1 seconds showing on the clock, but a Courtney Ekmark desperation 3-point attempt was partially blocked by and fell well short.

scored 19 for Arizona State, matching her career high. Arizona State shot 22 of 63 (35 percent), though the Sun Devils made six 3-pointers to just one for OSU. Arizona State continues a rugged road trip, facing No. 8 Oregon on Sunday.

added 12 points for Oregon State, which shot 54 percent for the game and made 5 of 8 from the field in the final 10 minutes while holding Arizona State to 2 of its last 14.

The Beavers controlled the glass 36-28, outscored Arizona State 46-20 in the paint and blocked eight shots. had three blocks, and Taya Corosdale two each.

Neither team led by more than nine points in a game that saw nine ties and six lead changes. and Reili Richardson made 3-pointers for a 52-49 ASU lead with four minutes left, and added a free throw for a 53-51 edge with 3:17 to go. picked up her fourth and fifth fouls in the last 3:10.

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