Women's Hoops Drop Wolverines

Nov. 19, 2000

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan women's basketball team came backless than 48 hours from its season-opening win over No. 8 Louisiana Tech, andsuffered a tough 73-60 loss to Washington this afternoon at Crisler Arena. TheWolverines, which never led in the contest, were led offensively by post playersRaina Goodlow (Detroit, Mich./Dominican HS) and LeeAnn Bies (Lakeview,Mich./Lakeview HS), who collected 17 and 16 points, respectively.

The Wolverines and Huskies split the first 12 points of the contest before athree from Huskie sophomore Megan Franza gave Washington a 9-6 lead. Washingtonwould hold on to that lead for the remainder of the first half. Paced by fourfirst-half treys Washington pushed its lead to as much as 11 at 36-25. However,Michigan, which shot .545 (12-22) >from the field in the first stanza puttogether a 10-0 run to shave the lead to one. The Michigan run was led by juniorguard Alayne Ingram (Lansing, Mich./Waverly HS), who contributed a pair ofassists that led to Michigan layups as well as a three-point bucket of her own.Washington ended the Michigan run with a conventional three-point play byGiuliana Mendiola with :09 remaining in the half and took a 39-35 lead into theintermission.

After Washington scored the first hoop of the second half to lead by six,Michigan went back to work in the post. Junior forward Heather Oesterle (Mason,Mich./Mason HS) and Goodlow each collected baskets in the paint as Michiganregained its momentum from late in the second half and tied the contest at 46 atthe 14:18 mark after an 11-5 run. Washington went back up 48-46, but Bies cameright back with a hook in the lane to tie the game back up at 48. The momentum ofthe game switched on the next possession, however, as Mendiola drilled a pull-uptriple to give Washington a lead it would not relinquish. From there, the Huskiesmethodically increased their lead to nine (60-51), but a Goodlow layup on a nicedish from Thorius brought the Wolverines within five (60-55), with seven minutesto play. That was as close as the Wolverines would get, however, as Washingtonanswered with a triple >from Andrea Lalum and Michigan was able to connect onjust two more field goals in the final seven minutes. Washington held Michigan tojust .267 (8-30) shooting in the second half and.385 (20-52) shooting for thegame.

Michigan goes on the road for the first time in the 2000-01 season, with a tripto the University of Hawaii for the Asahi Rainbow Wahine Classic. The Wolverinesface Arkansas in the first-round on Friday, Nov. 24 (11:10 a.m. HST) in the StanSheriff Center.

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