Washington vs. ASU Postgame Notes

Jan. 9, 2003

Washington's 69-56 win over Arizona State marked its fifth-consecutive win in a Pac-10 home opener. The win was also the sixth-straight for the Huskies over ASU at home. Washington has not lost to the Sun Devils on its home court since Feb. 3, 1996.

Junior guard Giuliana Mendiola scored four of Washington's first eight points in an 8-0 run to open the contest, and seven of the Huskies' nine points in a 9-0 run to close the half. Mendiola finished the half with 17 points, three more than ASU's 14, and equaled the Sun Devils with six field goals before the intermission.

Mendiola had a hand in all of Washington's first 14 points, scoring three field goals, assisting on two others, and adding four free throws.

Mendiola finished the game with a double-double 22 points and 10 rebounds, her third double-double of the season and eighth of her UW career. Mendiola also led all players with five assists.

The Husky defense held ASU's Jill Noe - the Pac-10's sixth-leading scorer - to just five points on 1 of 8 shooting, and limited the Sun Devils to 2 of 11 shooting (.182) from three-point range.

The Huskies won the game despite just four three-point field goals on 14 attempts, both season-lows.

Emily Autrey reached double-digits in scoring for the second-consecutive game, following up a 16-point output last weekend at USC with a 12-point effort tonight.

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