Redmon Leads UW To 87-69 Victory Over UC Irvine
Dec. 2, 2007
SEATTLE - Freshman guard/forward Katelan Redmon led five Huskies in double-figures with a career-high 20 points as Washington women's basketball defeated UC Irvine, 87-69, at Bank of America Arena, Sunday.
With the victory, Washington (4-4) has won three-straight games and four of its last five after opening the season 0-3. The Huskies snapped UC Irvine's three-game winning streak as the Anteaters fell to 3-4 overall.
Redmon scored 12 of her 20 points in the second-half to spark the Huskies who led by just one at the intermission (37-36) and then exploded to outscore the Anteaters 50-33 after halftime. Redmon, who also led the squad with a career-high nine rebounds, shot 9-of-16 from the field and was 2-for-2 from the line.
Sophomore forward/center Laura McLellan and junior guard Michelle Augustavo also came up big for Washington in the decisive second-half. McLellan scored the Huskies' first eight straight points after the intermission and Augustavo got hot from three-point land sinking three straight treys that gave UW as much as a 15-point lead with 10:45 to play.
Washington shot a season-high 53.1 percent clip from the field (34-of-64) and 43.8 percent from three-point range (7-of-16), while holding UC Irvine to a 32.9 percent field goal shooting day. The Anteaters ended up outrebounding the Huskies, 40-37, including a 17-12 advantage on offensive boards.
'We definitely wanted to make some changes defensively and on the rebounding,' UW head coach Tia Jackson said. 'But all-in-all we executed offensively. We got layups which allowed us to shoot over 50 percent from the floor.'
Joining Redmon in double-figures were sophomore guard Sami Whitcomb (12 points), Augustavo (12), McLellan (11) and sophomore guard Sara Mosiman (10). Senior points guard Emily Florence also contributed six points, seven rebounds and three assists.
UC Irvine was led by the double-double of Stephanie Duda who tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds. Seven of Duda's 15 points came from the free-throw line as she was 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Duda was one of four Anteaters to end the contest in double-figure scoring.
After coming out with an early lead, the Huskies fell behind when the Anteaters went on a 15-2 run to go up by eight points (30-22) with 4:20 remaining in the first-half. Washington countered with a 15-6 run of its own to take a one-point lead into the locker room (37-36).
UC Irvine began the second-half with a bucket from forward Miranda Forry to regain the lead (38-37), but McLellan scored eight straight points to give the Huskies a lead they would fail to relinquish. Assisting the Huskies' effort in the second-half was the hot hand of Augustavo who hit three-straight treys to give UW as much as a 15-point lead (63-48) with 10:45 left in the game - Washington's biggest lead of the contest at that point.
Washington led by as many as 19 points twice late in the game.
The Huskies will wrap their current four-game homestand hosting Pepperdine on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.