Women of Troy Topple Huskies, 62-52
Jan. 7, 2005
SEATTLE - Brynn Cameron scored 19 points and drained five three-pointers - including two in a 14-0 second-half run - as USC came from seven points down Friday to defeat Washington, 62-52, at Bank of America Arena.
Breanne Watson led all Husky scorers with 12 points, becoming the seventh different Husky to lead the team in scoring over the team's last seven games. Junior Kayla Burt added nine points for Washington (6-9, 2-3), which lost to USC (9-4, 3-1) in Seattle for the first time since the 2000 season, when the team played its games downtown at Mercer Arena during the renovation of Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The Women of Troy had not won in the Huskies' on-campus arena since Jan. 2, 1997, and had lost eight of their lastv nine to Washington overall.
With 12 minutes to play in the game, Washington appeared on its way to extending its home winning streak over USC to six straight when sophomore forward Jill Bell knocked down a 15-foot jumper to give the Huskies a 38-31 lead.
Cameron, however, lit the Women of Troy's offense on fire with a three-pointer from the left baseline to spark a 14-0 USC run over the next three minutes. Camille LeNoir added a three during the run before Cameron finished it off with her fifth of the game, and the seventh for the Pac-10's top three-point shooting a team.
A 7-0 UW run - including four points from freshman guard Emily Florence - tied the game at 45-45 with 6:53 to play, but the Huskies could manage just two field goals the rest of the way, as the Women of Troy closed the game on a 17-7 run.
'They just seemed like they were hitting every shot. They always had the answer,' said ninth-year head coach June Daugherty. 'I don't fault our effort tonight at all. Our kids tried to gut it out but they just didn't have it. We had a lot of opportunities to get back into it late in the game but you have to be able to hit some shots, especially from the line.'
Washington was just 11-for-23 from the free-throw line in the game, while its 30.6 percent shooting percentage (19-for-62) and 52 total points were each season-lows.
Washington will play its fourth Pac-10 game in eight days Sunday when it hosts 22nd-ranked UCLA at Bank of America Arena at 1 p.m. The Huskies are 12-4 all-time against UCLA in Seattle, though the Bruins swept UW in 2004.