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No. 16 Colo. St 84, Portland St. 70

November 26, 1998

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Katie Cronin scored 19 points, and Becky Hammon and Shannon Randles added 15 each Wednesday night to lead No. 16 Colorado State over Portland State 84-70.

Colorado State (6-0) led 24-18 with 4:50 remaining in the first half, but Portland State (0-3) came back with a 12-3 run to lead 30-27 with 1:04 left.

Cronin then scored on a layup and a pair of free throws to give Colorado State a 31-30 halftime lead. The Vikings pulled ahead 34-31 to open the second half, and led 37-35 after Carrie Hawes’ layup with 17:35 left.

Colorado State’s Angie Gorton scored on a 5-foot jumper to tie it 37-all, but the Rams then ran off eight straight points. Heather Haanen’s layup gave the Rams a 47-37 lead with 14:06 remaining.

Cronin made a 3-pointer, Randles a layup and Cronin a fastbreak layup at 11:41, giving the Rams a 56-41 lead. They never trailed again.

Monique Zampera led the Vikings with 14 points and Shannon Spies added 13.

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