Women's Basketball Downs Washington

Jan. 18, 2001

SEATTLE (AP) - Jamie Craighead scored 16 points and No. 18 Oregon snapped atie by scoring the game's final 14 points Thursday night to beat the WashingtonHuskies 67-53.

The decisive run began with the teams tied at 53 with 4:40 remaining.

Craighead hit 5-of-10 from the field, including 3-of-6 on 3-pointers. In herlast three games, she has hit 11 of her last 17 from long distance.

Oregon (11-3, 4-0 Pac-10) has beaten Washington 10 consecutive times.

Oregon lost starting forward and leading scorer Angelina Wolvert to a kneeinjury just 4:55 into the game. Wolvert suffered a sprained medial collateralligament in her left knee while battling for a loose ball.

After trailing 38-32 five minutes into the second half, Washington (10-5,3-2) went on a 13-2 run that put the Huskies ahead 45-40 with 11:55 remaining.The run included back-to-back 3-pointers by Loree Payne and was capped by along-distance shot from Kellie O'Neill.

Then the Oregon defense tightened up down the stretch while the Huskiesstruggled with the execution of their offense.

Brianne Meharry scored 11 for Oregon and Jenny Mowe added 10.

Washington was led by Payne's 14 points. Megan Franza scored 10 for theHuskies, while LeAnn Sheets scored 10 of her 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting inthe first half. O'Neill matched a career-high with 13 rebounds.

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