Appleby's Career-High Leads Huskies to Victory

Feb. 16, 2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Ryan Appleby had a career-high 32 points for Washington, including nine 3-pointers, as the Huskies beat Oregon State 97-59 Saturday and handed the Beavers their 15th straight loss, the longest losing streak in team history.

Justin Dentmon had 17 points and Jon Brockman added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (14-12, 5-8 Pac-10), who jumped out to a huge lead and never looked back for their second win in three games. They shot 54 percent.

Lathen Wallace had 16 points and Omari Johnson had 11 for Oregon State (6-19, 0-13), which suffered from the same dismal shooting (32.2 percent) that has torpedoed most of its games.

The Beavers, the worst shooting team in the conference, made just 7 of 28 shots in the first half, after a 6-for-27 effort in the first half against Washington State Thursday. Oregon State's previous longest losing streak belonged to the 1995-96 team.

Washington had lost four in a row, before upsetting No. 5 UCLA last weekend. The Huskies lost 71-58 at Oregon Thursday.

Oregon State was already on its way to its most lopsided loss of the season after Washington shot 57.6 percent in the first half to make it 48-24 at halftime.

Appleby, a senior guard, broke his own team record of seven 3-pointers, set Dec. 18 against Portland State. He is averaging 10.4 points this season.

Quincy Pondexter and Matt Bryan-Amaning had 12 points a piece for Washington, which beat Oregon State 108-68 in 2005.

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