No. 22 Arizona Downs Washington, 87-72

Jan. 13, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)- Lakeisha Taylor scored 23 points and Reshea Bristol hada school-record 16 assists, leading No. 22 Arizona over Washington 87-72Saturday.

The Wildcats (14-2, 4-0 Pac-10) won their seventh in a row. They matchedtheir best record through 16 games.

Using a trapping defense, Arizona took a 12-5 lead and then used a 12-2 runover the final three minutes of the first half for a 48-34 lead.

Washington (10-4, 3-1) rallied behind six 3-pointers in the second half -two by Loree Payne - to cut the margin to 70-68 with 4:48 left.

But the Wildcats went on a 13-4 run in the next three minutes to end theHuskies' threat.

Elizabeth Pickney finished with 17 points for Arizona while Aimee Grzyb andVeranda James had 13 each.

Payne and Andrea Lalum paced Washington with 13 points apiece.

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