Huskies Cruise To 92-57 Exhibition Win Over Corban

Nov. 10, 2008

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SEATTLE - Three players scored in double figures led by freshman guard Kristi Kingma's 22-point effort as Washington women's basketball cruised to a 92-57 win over Corban College in an exhibition game at Bank of America Arena, Monday night.

Joining Kingma in double-figures were junior guard/forward Sami Whitcomb with 12 points and senior guard/forward Michelle Augustavo with 10. Senior forward Heidi McNeill added a game-high 12 rebounds for the Huskies who wrapped up their exhibition slate 2-0 following a win over Love & Basketball last week.

Forward Katie Steigleman scored a game-high 23 points for Corban, a NAIA Division II team from Salem, Ore.

The Huskies used contributions from all 11 players who took the floor, as each player contributed at least two points and all but one grabbed a rebound. Kingma added seven rebounds and three steals to her 22-point scoring performance. Redshirt-freshman Mackenzie Argens added eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

'We went in with a great game plan,' UW head coach Tia Jackson said. 'The kids executed pretty well knowing that is was not going to be about the opponent it was about going out and executing our plan. I feel that for the most part we went out and did the things that were necessary.'

After falling behind 4-2 in the opening two minutes, Washington rattled off a 17-1 run to take a 14-point lead (19-5) with 12:20 to go in the first half. The Huskies built as much as a 28-point lead (48-20) with 2:07 until the intermission and never looked back.

Washington used another big run - this time a 15-2 span - to open the second-half, taking full control of the game. The Huskies' largest lead of the game was a 38-point spread (70-32) with 12:08 to go in the contest.

Washington shot 47.9 percent from the field including a 53.1 clip in the second-half, while forcing the Warriors to commit 32 miscues and grabbing 18 steals. UW sank nine three-pointers including a trio each from Kingma and Augustavo. Freshman guard Nicole Romeo also sank a pair of treys and hit two free-throws for eight points off the bench.

The Huskies will make their official season debut hosting cross-state rival Gonzaga, Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m.

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