Robert Franks scored 30 points, grabbed six rebounds and distributed five assists as Washington State beat Cal Poly 84-70 at Beasley Coliseum on Monday night.

Ahmed Ali added 15 points for Washington State (2-1), making five 3-point baskets and was crucial to several Cougar runs.

Donovan Fields scored 22 points and added 7 assists for Cal Poly (1-2). Fields made 9 of 16 shots — one third of Cal Poly’s made field goals — but it was not enough to close the large gap.

WSU was all business in the early going with a 17-2 run over 5:33 after being down 3-0 to start the game. Cal Poly was down 20 points when CJ Elleby for WSU was called for a technical foul after elbowing a Mustang player in the face on a layup attempt.

The Mustangs went on a 7-0 run after the technical but the Cougs answered back with a barrage from behind the 3-point arc. The Cougars knocked down four 3-pointers including back-to-back 3s from Ali during the stretch.

WSU would build on this to close the first half on a 17-3 run in the last 3:40 giving the Cougars a 27-point halftime lead. WSU shot 53 percent from 3-point range in the first half.

After some of the starters for WSU sat down, Cal Poly went on an 8-0 run, cutting the lead to 16.

Franks and crew came back into the game for a 7-0 run stopping the Mustang attack and cruising to victory.

CAL POLY (1-2)

Hollingsworth 2-2 1-2 5, Niziol 4-10 0-0 10, Crowe 4-7 0-0 11, Garrick 3-12 0-0 8, Fields 9-16 3-4 22, Carr 3-5 0-0 7, Garoza 0-0 0-0 0, Jaakkola 1-4 0-0 2, Rice 0-0 0-0 0, Alexander 2-3 1-1 5, Ballard 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 5-7 70.

WASHINGTON ST. (2-1)

Elleby 3-6 0-0 6, Franks 12-22 3-4 30, Wade 7-10 0-2 14, Ali 5-10 0-0 15, Daniels 2-8 0-0 6, Chidom 1-3 0-0 3, Cooper 0-0 0-0 0, Kunc 0-0 0-0 0, Pollard 0-1 1-2 1, Cannon 0-0 3-4 3, Skaggs 1-3 0-0 2, Robinson 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 33-67 7-12 84.

Halftime—Washington St. 54-27. 3-Point Goals—Cal Poly 9-30 (Crowe 3-5, Niziol 2-8, Garrick 2-8, Carr 1-3, Fields 1-3, Ballard 0-3), Washington St. 11-29 (Ali 5-9, Franks 3-8, Daniels 2-6, Chidom 1-1, Elleby 0-1, Skaggs 0-2, Robinson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cal Poly 30 (Hollingsworth, Jaakkola 5), Washington St. 34 (Elleby 9). Assists—Cal Poly 14 (Fields 7), Washington St. 25 (Daniels 8). Total Fouls—Cal Poly 13, Washington St. 13. Technicals—Elleby. A—1,774 (11,671).

Women's basketball

Cougars add three

First-year Washington State women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge announced the signing of three recruits Monday.

They are 5-foot-10 guard-forward Leah Mafua of Wellington, New Zealand; 6-5 center Bella Murekatete of Ngoma Huye, Rwanda; and 5-8 guard Grace Sarver of Seattle.

“My staff and I wanted to sign versatile, talented, positive-energy and high-IQ players,” Ethridge said.

Mafua averaged 10 points in the FIBA U18 Asian Championships this year.

Murekatete, an intimidating presence in the paint, has spent the last three years playing at Genesis Prep in Post Falls, Idaho. As a junior, she averaged 28.7 points at the state tournament.

Sarver attended West Seattle High and was an AP all-state honorable mention.

Men's tennis

Vandals sign three

Idaho announced the signing of three tennis players Monday.

They are Vivek Ramesh of North Carolina and two players from Spain: Alejandro Sedeno and Francisco Perez Bascon.

Ramesh is ranked No. 351 nationally and attended Green Hope High.

College volleyball

Wodke gets Big Sky nod

Alycia Wodke of Idaho was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week in Big Sky volleyball. The libero posted 42 digs in two matches last week.

Girls prep basketball

Orofino 29, Deary 13

DEARY — Brigid Hill scored 11 points and guard Nicole Sparano controlled the tempo as Orofino held Deary to three points in the second half of a nonleague win.

Deary was led by Emiley Proctor (5 points) and Matteya Proctor (4). Hayley Bretz added four points for Orofino.

“Orofino finally showed patience, which allowed for things to open up,” Maniacs coach Tessa Mullinix said. The second half “showed our defensive strength in both man and zone.”

OROFINO (1-2)

Hayley Bretz 2 0-1 4, Nicole Sparano 1 0-0 2, Riley Schwartz 0 0-0 0, Brigid Hill 4 3-3 11, Clara Peterson 0 0-0 0, Shayla Shuman 0 0-0 0, Abby Rasmussen 0 1-2 1, Kennedy Howell 0 0-0 0, Cooper Thomas 2 0-0 5, Kaylynn Johnson 3 0-0 6, Kazjia Kitchen 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 4-6 29.

DEARY

Graci Heath 0 0-0 0, Makala Beyer 0 0-0 0, Tona Anderson 0 0-0 0, Claire Fletcher 0 0-0 0, Matteya Proctor 2 0-5 4, Cassidy Henderson 0 0-0 0, Emiley Proctor 1 3-4 5, Meara McManus 1 0-0 2, Taylor Gregg 1 0-1 2, Cassie Morey 0 0-0 0, Riley Beyer 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 3-10 13.

Orofino 8 6 11 4—29

Deary 4 6 0 3—13

Three-point goals — Thomas. Total fouls — Orofino 14, Deary 14. Fouled out — none.

JV — Orofino 22, Deary 7

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