Huskies Spread the Wealth

Dec. 15, 2004

SEATTLE - Although the Washington's women's basketball team was defeated tonight by sixth-ranked Baylor at Bank of America Arena, there were many positives in the game.

The Huskies put three players into double figures in the scoring column Wednesday, marking the first time since the an 86-75 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Nov. 26 that Washington has had as many as two double-figure scorers.

Sophomore Cameo Hicks led all Husky scorers with 15 points, while junior Kayla Burt added 14 and sophomore Cheri Craddock scored 10. Burt's 14, all before halftime, helped stake the Huskies to an 11-point lead, before Baylor mounted a run to tie the game at the half.

'We did a good job in the first half executing on offense' said Burt. 'Our double screen was working well and I was able to hit some shots coming off of it.'

Hicks scored nine of her 15 points in the first half, while Craddock scored eight of her 10 before the intermission.

'Obviously, the first half was super basketball' said ninth-year Head Coach June Daugherty. 'We played some of the best basketball that we've played in quite a long time here and it was a great game to be a part of. I thought the starting five just came out like gangbusters, they really showed their colors and really got us going. It was just back and forth, nobody was backing down, the support off the bench was great.'

The Huskies hope to match their first-half intensity next Tues., Dec. 21, when they face Colorado at Bank of America Arena at 8pm.

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