Huskies Rout Lady Dons 83-56

Dec 20, 2002

SEATTLE -- Washington women's basketball cruised to its sixth-straight win, defeating San Francisco 83-56 in front of 3,939 fans at Bank of America Arena, Friday evening.

The Huskies improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 at home this season. Washington remains on its best start since opening the 1997 season with 10 consecutive wins. The Lady Dons fell to 2-8 overall.

'I thought we looked sharp coming off a 13-day down period,' UW head coach June Daugherty said. 'Defensively, we're looking for attention to detail and I thought that for the most part the team really took care of business.'

A total of 12 players scored for the Huskies, led by seniors Emily Autrey and Loree Payne with 16 each. Tonight marked the sixth-consecutive game that Payne scored at least 14 points, while all of Autrey's points came off the bench.

Junior Andrea Lalum and sophomore Kristen O'Neill both tallied a team-high seven rebounds. Junior Giuliana Mendiola tied her career and season high with eight assists, while scoring seven points and adding five rebounds.

After falling behind 12-6 just over three minutes into the game, the Huskies scored seven consecutive points - all by Autrey - and 12 of the next 15 points to open a 25-17 lead with 7:46 to play in the first half. A brief 7-4 run by USF cut the lead to five with six minutes to play, but Washington ripped off 10 consecutive points to spark a 19-2 run to end the half.

Washington ran away with the game in the second half and led by as many as 39 points with five minutes left to play.

High scorers for the Lady Dons were Carey Sauer, Joy Hollingsworth and Charmaine Ramos all with 10 points apiece. Hollingsworth also added a team-high seven rebounds while Sauer had four assists.

The Huskies forced San Francisco into 22 turnovers, the fifth time this season that Husky opponents have reached the 20-turnover mark. Washington hit just seven three-point field goals vs. the Lady Dons, snapping its streak of five-consecutive games with at least 10 three-pointers.

Washington will wrap up its non-conference schedule Sunday when it hosts Iowa State (3-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT at Bank of America Arena. It will be the first-ever meeting between these two schools.

Washington Women's Basketball vs. San Francisco
Dec. 20, 2002
Bank of America Arena o Seattle, Wash.
Attendance: 3,939

Points: WASH 83 (Autrey, Payne 16), USF 56 (Sauer, Hollingsworth, Ramos 10). Rebounds: WASH 39 (Lalum, O'Neill 7), USF (Hollingsworth 7). Assists: WASH 26 (Mendiola 8), USF 9 (Sauer 4). Steals: WASH 10 (Three with two), USF 9 (Sauer, Hollingsworth 2). Blocks: WASH 1 (Lalum 1), USF 3 (Krueger 2). Turnovers: WASH 15 (Gio Mendiola 4), USF 22 (Whiteside 6). Fouls: WASH 10 (Sorenson, Keeler 2), USF15 (Whiteside 4).
Fouled Out: WASH - none, San Francisco - none.
Technicals: None
Officials: Connie Purdue, Mary Whatford, Anita Myles

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