Women's Basketball Falls To Santa Clara, 71-56

Nov 24, 2001

SEATTLE (AP) - Tammy Annas scored 21 points to lead Santa Clara to a 71-56victory over No. 25 Washington in the championship game of the Seattle TimesHusky Classic on Saturday night.

Santa Clara (3-1) combined outside shooting and solid defense to beat thetournament hosts.

The Broncos shot 10-for-18 from 3-point range, and held the Huskies' leadingscorer, Giuliana Mendiola, to only five points on 2-of-12 shooting.

Mendiola did not score until 8:22 remained in the game.

Annas, the tournament MVP, shot 7-for-10 and finished with nine rebounds. Inthe tournament, Annas had 26 points, 18 rebounds and four assists.

Washington (2-2) was led by Emily Autrey's 18 points. Andrea Lalum had 13with nine rebounds.

Quinn Thomas added 13 points, and Kendra Rhea had a game-high 10 reboundsfor Santa Clara.

The Broncos made five of their first six attempts from 3-point range andcharged to a 22-17 lead.

Washington trailed 29-21 at the half. The Huskies shot 28 percent over thefirst 20 minutes and did not score over the final 6:55 of the half. TheHuskies' last lead was 16-15 at the 11:15 mark of the first half.

The Huskies played without freshman guard Kayla Burt, who sustained a stressfracture in her left foot Friday in the Huskies win over Northeastern.

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