Cal Comes Up Short At Washington

SEATTLE �- Washington extended its home winning streak to13-straight games with a 74-54 victory over California in frontof 5,453 fans at Bank of America Arena, Saturday.

Senior Emily Autrey led the Huskies (19-5, 11-4) with 17 points and fiverebounds off the bench. Autrey scored 12 of her points in the second half,shooting 5-for-6 from the field. Junior All-America candidate GiulianaMendiola chipped in 15 points, four rebounds and four assists, while seniorKellie Dalan scored 13 points and added six boards.

Cal (8-15, 4-10) also countered with three players in double-figure scoringincluding 17 from forward Leigh Gregory, 13 from guard Nihan Anaz and 10from center Timea Ivanyi.

The Huskies held Cal to just 54 points, the second-lowest point total by UWopponent this season. UW allowed just 48 points to St. Bonaventure, on Nov.29, at the Seattle Times Classic. The Golden Bears shot just 35.7 percentfrom the field (20-56) and failed to make a three-point field goal on fiveattempts.

Washington shot 46.7 percent from the field (28-60), to go along with itssecond-lowest three-point shooting percentage mark (20 percent, 3-15) thisseason.

Cal opened the game with a brief 4-2 advantage at 17:35, but the Huskiesresponded with a 9-0 run to retake a lead they would not relinquish. Infact, Washington outscored the Bears 21-9 through the first 10:45 of thegame and lead by as many 14 points with 1:35 to play in the half. The Bearsended the first half on a 10-2 run to cut the Husky advantage to sevenpoints (37-30) heading into the intermission.

In the second half, Cal cut the Washington lead to as little as five pointsat the 17:29 mark, until the Huskies once again took control with 12-4 run.UW's largest lead of the game was 24 points with 1:47 remaining in the game.

Washington Women's Basketball vs. CaliforniaFeb. 15, 2003Bank of America Arena o Seattle, Wash.Attendance:  5,453

1st 2nd FinalCalifornia (8-15, 4-10) 30 24 54Washington (19-5, 11-4) 37 37 74

Points: WASH 74 (Autrey 17), CAL 54 (Gregory 17). Rebounds: WASH 34 (Keeler,Dalan 6), CAL 43 (Ivanyi 9). Assists: WASH 18 (Gio. Mendiola 5), CAL 9(Iwanaga 4). Steals: WASH 15 (Giu. Mendiola 4), CAL 10 (Gregory, Anaz 3).

Blocks: WASH 2 (O�Neill, Sorenson 1), CAL 0. Turnovers: WASH 15 (Gio.Mendiola 6), CAL 23 (Gregory 6). Fouls: WASH 23 (Keeler, Sorenson 4), CAL 23(Ivanyi).

Fouled Out: WASH - none, CAL � Ivanyi

Technicals: WASH - none. CAL - none.

Officials: Mazetta Garrett, Eric Larson, Anita Ortega.

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