- Associated Press - Friday, February 3, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Kennedy Leonard scored 16 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to help Colorado pull away and beat Washington State 70-58 on Friday night.

Washington State led 49-39 before Colorado outscored the Cougars 31-9 in the fourth quarter. Leonard added two rebounds, two assists, and three steals in the final period.

Colorado led 57-51 with 5:36 remaining. Ivana Kmetovska made a layup and Pinelopi Pavlopoulou hit a 3 to pull Washington State to 57-56 with 3:20 to play. The Buffaloes closed on a 13-2 run, with Leonard scoring nine points during the stretch.

Leonard was 8 of 20 from the field, made eight free throws and finished with six assists and four steals. Ariana Freeman added 14 points for Colorado (13-9, 3-8 Pac-12).

Kmetovska had 16 points and Pavlopoulou had 13 to lead the Cougars (9-13, 4-7), who have lost five of their last six games.



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