Huskies Fall To UC Davis In Hawaii Tournament Finale
Nov. 18, 2007
HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Freshman forward/center Jess McCormack recorded her first collegiate double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to lift the Huskies to a victory as Washington fell to UC Davis in the finale of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic, 69-58, Sunday.
The Huskies (1-4) ended the three-day tournament with one win and a pair of losses. The win for UC Davis (4-0) gave them the tournament title with a perfect 3-0 record against UW, host Hawaii and Northern Arizona.
Looking to build on their first win of the season on Saturday versus Northern Arizona, the Huskies weren't quite able to take their momentum into their third-straight game and fifth in nine days on the road.
McCormack was joined in double-figure scoring by sophomore guard Sami Whitcomb (12 points) and freshman guard/forward Katelan Redmon (11 points). McCormack's 17 points and 11 rebounds were both career-highs for the freshman who shot 5-of-9 from the field and a near-perfect 7-of-8 clip from the free-throw line.
Reserve guard Anna Harp paced the Aggies with a game-high 21 points to lead all scorers. Forward Jessica Campbell also had 15 points and forward Heather Bates grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.The Huskies struggled with a season-low 28.8 percent field goal shooting percentage but ended in a dead heat with UC Davis in rebounding as both teams grabbed 44 boards.
The opening half saw several lead changes but neither team led by more than seven points. The biggest advantage for Davis was a seven-point spread with two minutes until the intermission, while the Huskies' biggest lead was four seven minutes into the contest.
UW tied the game at 32-32 with back-to-back three-pointers from Whitcomb to start the second-half and led once again with just under 12 minutes remaining (43-42), but Davis went on a 16-2 run to take a 13-point advantage it would not relinquish (58-45). UW rallied with a 7-0 spurt to get within six points (52-58) with 4:15 left, but the Aggies finished the game outscoring the Huskies 11-6 to hold onto the victory.
Washington will now return home to host the Husky Classic Nov. 23 and 25. The Huskies will make their home debut versus Idaho, Friday, at 2 p.m., following the Arkansas State versus Weber State matchup at noon that day. The consolation and championship games will be played on Sunday at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.