No. 23 Washington Defeats Oregon State, 77-70

Feb. 15, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Megan Franza had 19 points and six assists as No. 23Washington beat Oregon State 77-70 Thursday night for its fifth straight win.

Giuliana Mendiola added 13 points for Washington (16-6 overall, 9-3 Pac-10),which remained tied for first place in the conference.

Felicia Ragland scored 23 points for Oregon State (11-11, 3-9), whichdropped its sixth straight and fourth in a row after leading at halftime.

Washington took control with a 12-0 run midway through the second half andtook a 57-48 lead on a 3-pointer by Jill Pimley with 12:49 remaining.

In the first half, the Beavers shot 60 percent from the field while theHuskies shot 50 percent.

In the second half, Oregon State shot 7-for-30 from the field.

Trailing 19-15 with 11:10 left in the first half, Oregon State held theHuskies scoreless for five minutes and used a 10-0 run to build a 25-19 lead.

Washington countered with two 3-pointers by Franza and another 3 by LoreePayne. Payne and Andrea Lalum each finished with 10 points, while Lalum added10 rebounds.

Ericka Cook had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Oregon State. Nicole Funnadded 14 points.

Ragland and Cook combined for 28 points in the first half but made only twofield goals in the second.

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