Watson Keys Huskies' Big Second-Half
Feb. 22, 2007
SEATTLE - Playing in her second-to-last home game, senior Breanne Watson showed veteran guile while leading the Huskies (17-11, 10-7) to a 70-59 victory over the visiting Oregon State Beavers (8-18, 3-14).
After scoring only three points in an ugly first half, Watson keyed a mid-second half run that put the Huskies out of reach. With the Huskies up 50-39, Watson buried a three. On the ensuing possession, she drew a foul, and made her free throw. After a Florence free throw on the next possession Watson pump faked off a perfect pass from Stefanie Clark, drew the foul, and buried the lay-in. After another Watson free throw two possessions later, the Huskies found themselves up 19 and in control.
'It was what we expected from Oregon State,' said UW Coach June Daugherty. 'I have to give some credit to them, they just ran hard and played a lot of minutes out there. We expected that and that is the kind of game that we got. Now it's over and we are looking forward to our Saturday game against Oregon. It's the biggest game of the year and it should be exciting on our seniors last home game.'
Watson finished with 13 points, on 4 of 7 shooting, and five rebounds. With another important game this Saturday, don't be surprised if the senior puts up an encore.