Husky Women Fall Short At Oregon, 86-77

Jan. 13, 2005

EUGENE, Ore. -- Junior guard Kayla Burt came off the bench to lead four Huskies in double-figures with a career-high 19 points, but it wasn't enough to hold Oregon down as the Ducks defeated Washington, 86-77, before 3,970 at McArthur Court, Thursday.

The Huskies (6-11, 2-5 Pac-10) went on an 11-2 run to tie the game at 77 apiece on a Burt three-pointer with 1:52 left. But Oregon senior center Andrea Bills hit a basket, followed by an Eleanor Haring 8-foot jumper, then four straight Bills free throws put the game out of reach. Oregon, which had lost the previous four to Washington, improved to 11-4 and 4-2.

Bills scored a season-high 21 points for Oregon while junior guard Chelsea Wagner had 20 behind a personal-best six 3-pointers. Wagner left the game in the second half with a right knee injury.

Burt set a career-highs in field goals made and field goals attempted, shooting 8-for-13. She also drained a trio of three-pointers. Joining Burt in double-figures for the Huskies was sophomore guard Cameo Hicks, who had a season-high 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting. Sophomore forward Jill Bell added 12 points and sophomore forward Cheri Craddock scored 10 before having to leave the game with an aggravated ankle injury. Junior guard Kristen O'Neill and sophomore forward Breanne Watson each grabbed seven boards.

Washington shot a season-high 43.5 percent, marking the first time the Huskies shot over 40 percent all season. Washington led 39-37 at halftime and both teams traded leads in the first six minutes of the second half. The Ducks then increased their lead to as many as nine points (61-52) at 10:36, capped by Wagner's sixth trey of the game.

The Huskies chipped away at the Oregon lead to get within three (69-66) on a three-pointer from Burt at 6:25. The Ducks went on a 6-0 run to lead again by nine with 4:14. The Huskies then put their 11-2 run together to tie at 77-77 with 1:52 left. Burt's three-pointer to tie the game was the last field goal UW would make as Bills made four free-throws down the stretch.

The Ducks played without starting senior point guard Corrie Mizusawa, who had not practiced the last three days because of flu-like symptoms. Freshman Kaela Chapdelaine stepped in to make her first career start. She finished with three points and five assists in 35 minutes.

Oregon freshman Gabrielle Richards came off the bench to score 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grab six rebounds in 15 minutes. Senior forward Cathrine Kraayeveld notched her 10th straight double-figure scoring game with 10 and her fourth double-double this year with a game-high 10 rebounds.

Washington, which has lost four-straight for the second time this season, will look to get back in the 'W' column against Oregon State in Corvallis, Saturday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. The game will be televised live on FSN.

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