Huskies Defeat Washington State 84-40
Feb. 3, 2008
SEATTLE - Freshman Katelan Redmon equaled her career-high with 20 points, while sophomore Laura McLellan and freshman Kali Bennett added 11 and 10 points respectively, as Washington cruised to an 84-40 win over Washington State in the women's basketball edition of the Apple Cup at Bank of America Arena, Sunday.
The win helped the Huskies complete the season sweep over the Cougars and extended UW's winning streak in the series to 26 games. With the victory, Washington moved into sixth place in the Pac-10 standings and improved to 4-6 in league play, 9-13 overall. WSU fell to 3-18 and 0-10 in the conference.
Redmon was 7-of-13 from the field including hitting a trio of three-pointers and going 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. Redmon scored 14 of her 20 points in the first-half, as the Huskies opened the game on a 12-2 run and led by as many as 25 (33-8) with just under six minutes remaining until halftime.
The Huskies led by 26 at the intermission (45-19) and after WSU's Jasmine Williams scored the first bucket by either team in the second-half, UW went on a 15-0 run to put the Cougars out of reach for good.
Washington dished a season-high 22 assists - led by eight from senior point guard Emily Florence - and sank a season-high 10 three-pointers - including a combined six from Redmon and junior guard Michelle Augustavo.
The Huskies forced the Cougars to commit 27 turnovers off of which they scored 33 points. UW also won the battle inside, outscoring their cross-state rival 30-10 in the paint. The Huskies shot a scorching 49.1 percent from the field, while holding the Cougars to a 20.8 clip - a season-low for a UW opponent.
Washington was led on the boards by freshman forward/center Jess McCormack who pulled down eight rebounds. Florence added seven rebounds and came a few digits shy of a triple-double with her seven points and eight assists as well.
Guard Katie Appleton led all Cougars with 14 points, while forward Katie Calderwood and guard Kezia Kelly each grabbed a team-high five rebounds.
The contest marked the return of former Husky head coach and current WSU head coach June Daugherty to Seattle for the first time since taking over her new post on the Palouse. Daugherty coached at Washington the previous 11 seasons, where she led UW to a 191-139 record.
The Huskies will now head out on the road to take on USC (Feb. 8) and UCLA (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles next week. Sunday's game at UCLA will be televised on ESPN2 (1:30 p.m.).
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