Huskies Down Cal, 78-71

Feb. 22, 2001

SEATTLE (AP) - Giuliana Mendiola scored a career-high 22 points Thursdaynight to lead Washington to a 78-71 victory over California.

Mendiola hit 9 of 11 from the field, including both of her 3-point attempts,as Washington ended California's five-game winning streak.

The game was tied at 54 before the Huskies (17-7, 10-4 Pac-10) went on a 8-0run that was capped by Mendiola's 3-pointer with 3:53 left. California cameright back with a seven-point run that reduced the Washington lead to 62-61with 2:11 to play. The Bears would get no closer as the Huskies outscored them16-10 for the remainder of the game.

Megan Franza scored 21 for Washington.

The leading scorers from each team were held scoreless in the first half.California's Courtney Johnson, averaging 14 points per game, missed the threeshots she attempted, while Franza, who averages 15.8, was prevented from takinga shot.

California (11-12, 7-6) was led by Johnson, who scored all 16 of her pointsin the second half. Kenya Corley had 15 points and Lauren Ashbaugh added 14.Ami Forney scored 11.

The Huskies led by nine points early, as Emily Autry's jumper gaveWashington a 15-6 advantage with 12:28 to play in the first half. Corley helpedcut the Washington lead to 18-16, scoring all of California's points during a10-5 run.

Washington led 29-27 at halftime.

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