Huskies Top Oregon, 88-80, to Finish Second in Pac-10
SEATTLE (AP) - Giuliana Mendiola scored a career-high 31 points and Loree Payne added 22 as Washington broke a 12-game losing streak against Oregon with a 88-80 win over the Ducks on Saturday. The Huskies had not beaten Oregon since an 82-66 victory on Jan. 13, 1996 in Seattle.
Shaquala Williams and Andrea Bills scored 16 points apiece while Edniesha Curry added 13 for Oregon (15-12, 10-8). Bills also grabbed 11 rebounds to record her first career double-double.
Autrey scored nine points and O'Neill eight as Washington took the lead for good during a 23-9 run late in the first half. The Huskies led 45-33 at halftime.
Oregon closed to within eight points three times in the game's final three minutes, but got no closer.
The next games for both teams will be in the inaugaural Pac-10 women's basketball tournament which starts next Friday in Eugene.
The Huskies will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament after finishing second in the Pac-10 regular conference standings and Oregon will be seeded seventh.