Huskies Rally Past Stanford, 95-87

Feb. 24, 2001

SEATTLE (AP) - Megan Franza scored 21 points and Loree Payne added 19 asWashington overcame 16 Stanford 3-pointers to beat the Cardinal 95-87 onSaturday afternoon.

The Huskies made 16-of-20 free throws in the final two minutes to seal thevictory.

Andrea Lalum scored 18 points for Washington (18-7, 11-4 Pac-10), whileLeAnn Sheets and Giuliana Mendiola both added double-doubles for the Huskies.Sheets had 12 points and 13 rebounds while Mendiola added 11 points and 12rebounds.

Stanford's Lindsey Yamasaki scored a career-high 34 points and tied a Pac-10record with nine 3-pointers.

Nicole Powell scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and grabbed 11rebounds for the Cardinal (15-9, 9-5), whose 16 3-pointers tied a conferencerecord set by Washington earlier this season.

Franza, Payne and Lalum each had two of Washington's nine 3-pointers.

Washington has won seven of its last eight games.

The Huskies trailed 62-54 with 12 minutes remaining in the game when Franzascored seven points during a 13-2 run that gave Washington its first lead ofthe second half at 67-64 with 8:29 remaining.

There were three more lead changes before the Huskies took the lead for goodon a Mendiola free throw that put Washington up 74-73 with 3:39 remaining.

Washington coach June Daugherty won her 200th career game. She is in herfifth season coaching Washington after seven seasons coaching at Boise State.

The loss stopped Stanford's four-game road winning streak.

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