Husky Women Down Washington State 68-61 In Rivalry Game

Jan. 22, 2005

PULLMAN, WASH. - Sophomore forward Jill Bell notched a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while junior guard Kayla Burt added 14 points as the Huskies defeated cross-state rival Washington State, 68-61, in Pac-10 women's basketball action at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash., Saturday evening.

Washington, which was won two-straight, improved to 8-11 overall, and 4-5 in Pac-10 play, while the Cougars fell to 4-14 and 0-9 in conference games. WSU outshot Washington 39 to 34 percent, but the Huskies dominated the glass with 52 rebounds to WSU's 39.

Bell and Burt led four Huskies in double-figures, as sophomore guard Cameo Hicks and freshman guard Dominique Banks each tallied 11 points. Hicks also added eight rebounds. Adriane Ferguson led all WSU players with 16 points, while Keisha Moore had 12 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

After Washington led by just three points at the intermission (29-26), the Cougars tied the game at 29 on their first possession of the second-half on a three-pointer from Adriane Ferguson. UW went on a 5-0 run, but WSU kept it close and cut UW's lead to 36-34 at 16:05. The Huskies then went up by 10 (48-38) aided by a 10-4 run that included back-to-back three-pointers from Burt.

Washington led by as many as 15 points with 6:45 left to play and then with 2:20 left. The Cougars finished the game on a 9-2 run but the game was already out of reach.

The win was the 19th-straight by Washington over WSU in the all-time series, with the last Cougar win coming on Feb. 25, 1995 in Pullman.Bell's 15 points were a career-high, while her 13 boards set a season-high and were three shy of matching her all-time best of 16. Burt tied career-highs with seven rebounds and four three-pointers. Freshman point guard Emily Florence equaled her career-high with six rebounds, a mark set in UW's last game at Oregon State.

After playing their last three-straight on the road, the Huskies return to Seattle to open the second-half of Pac-10 play hosting Stanford, Jan. 27 (7 p.m.), and Cal, Jan. 29 (1 p.m.).