The Associated Press

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Washington St. at No. 5 Oregon

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EUGENE — Oregon flipped the switch on offense — at Washington’s expense.

And the newest Ducks starter, sophomore Erin Boley, was right in the middle of it.

The transfer from Notre Dame scored a career-high 28 points and Sabrina Ionescu had 20 points and 10 assists to help No. 5 Oregon outlast Washington 84-71 on Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena.

“It was just coming to (Boley) and our kids are smart enough to feed the hot hand,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said, “and she hit a couple late, too, which really helped. That’s what she can give you. I loved our composure and toughness down the stretch, which is great.”

Satou Sabally added 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Ducks (12-1, 1-0) opened defense of their Pac-12 title with their fifth consecutive victory. Ruthy Hebard had 11 points despite missing her first seven shots, and she grabbed 11 rebounds.

After the Huskies (7-7, 0-2) pulled within one point in the fourth quarter, Oregon finished on an 18-6 run. Sabally’s corner 3-pointer off Ionescu’s assist put the Ducks up 80-69 with 45 seconds left.

Boley’s last 3-pointer came during an 8-0 spurt in the fourth quarter. She was 10-of-14 overall and 8-of-12 from the arc.

“Erin Boley had a phenomenal game,” Washington coach Jody Wynn said. “It’s tough to stop such a great offense, but overall I was really proud of our toughness, our grit. Everyone contributed in some way, even if it was just cutting hard. That’s our identity and we need to get that back.”

Alexis Griggsby led Washington with a career-high 26 points off the bench, and Amber Melgoza had 23.