Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Philip Humber began a comeback bid by throwing two scoreless innings for the San Diego Padres in a 6-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners yesterday. Facing the same club he threw a perfect game against four years ago, the 33-year-old right-hander retired the first three before working around two walks and Jesus Montero’s single in the second. Alexi Ramirez had an RBI single off Joe Wieland in his San Diego debut, ending the Padres’ 11-inning scoreless streak to start Cactus League play.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 27 on 10-of-18 shooting, including three 3-pointers, and Talia Walton added 16 points last night to help the fifth-seeded Washington women beat No. 12 seed Colorado 67-51 in the first round of the Pacific-12 Conference tournament. Alexus Atchley scored 10 and Chantel Osahor grabbed 18 rebounds for Washington, which has won three in a row.
SEATTLE (AP) — Courtney Jaco scored 19 points and Temi Fagbenie added 18 as the eighth-seeded USC Trojans rallied through a tense finish to defeat No. 9 Washington State 77-73 in the first round of the Pacific 12 tournament at Key Arena. Freshman Borislava Hristova led Washington State with 24 points.
SEATTLE (AP) — LaBrittney Jones made 10 of 14 shots and scored 26 points — 16 in the second half — and 11th-seeded Arizona defeated sixth-seeded Oregon 74-68 in the first round of the Pac-12 basketball tournament yesterday. It was the second-straight win for the Wildcats (13-18) after an 11-game losing streak, and their first since it was announced coach Niya Butts would not be returning next season.