Husky Women Cruise Past Cal 74-54 For 13th-Straight Home Victory

Feb. 15, 2003

SEATTLE - Washington women's basketball extended its home winning streak to 13-straight games with a dominating 74-54 victory over California in front of 5,453 fans at Bank of America Arena, Saturday.

Senior Emily Autrey led the Huskies (19-5, 11-4) with 17 points and five rebounds off the bench. Autrey scored 12 of her points in the second half, shooting 5-for-6 from the field. Junior All-America candidate Giuliana Mendiola chipped in 15 points, four rebounds and four assists, while senior Kellie Dalan scored 13 points and added six boards.

Cal (8-15, 4-10) also countered with three players in double-figure scoring including 17 from forward Leigh Gregory, 13 from guard Nihan Anaz and 10 from center Timea Ivanyi.

The Huskies held Cal to just 54 points, the second-lowest point total by UW opponent this season. UW allowed just 48 points to St. Bonaventure, on Nov. 29, at the Seattle Times Classic. The Golden Bears shot just 35.7 percent from the field (20-56) and failed to make a three-point field goal on five attempts.

Washington shot 46.7 percent from the field (28-60), to go along with its second-lowest three-point shooting percentage mark (20 percent, 3-15) this season.

Cal opened the game with a brief 4-2 advantage at 17:35, but the Huskies responded with a 9-0 run to retake a lead they would not relinquish. In fact, Washington outscored the Bears 21-9 through the first 10:45 of the game and lead by as many 14 points with 1:35 to play in the half. The Bears ended the first half on a 10-2 run to cut the Husky advantage to seven points (37-30) heading into the intermission.

In the second half, Cal cut the Washington lead to as little as five points at the 17:29 mark, until the Huskies once again took control with 12-4 run. UW's largest lead of the game was 24 points with 1:47 remaining in the game.

Washington embarks on its final regular season road trip next week, traveling to the Oregon schools. UW will face Oregon State, Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., followed by Oregon, Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Note that the time of the Oregon game was changed from its originally scheduled tip-off.

Washington Women's Basketball vs. California
Feb. 15, 2003
Bank of America Arena o Seattle, Wash.
Attendance: 5,453

Points: WASH 74 (Autrey 17), CAL 54 (Gregory 17). Rebounds: WASH 34 (Keeler, Dalan 6), CAL 43 (Ivanyi 9). Assists: WASH 18 (Gio. Mendiola 5), CAL 9 (Iwanaga 4). Steals: WASH 15 (Giu. Mendiola 4), CAL 10 (Gregory, Anaz 3). Blocks: WASH 2 (O'Neill, Sorenson 1), CAL 0. Turnovers: WASH 15 (Gio. Mendiola 6), CAL 23 (Gregory 6). Fouls: WASH 23 (Keeler, Sorenson 4), CAL 23 (Ivanyi).
Fouled Out: WASH - none, CAL - Ivanyi
Technicals: WASH - none. CAL - none.
Officials: Mazetta Garrett, Eric Larson, Anita Ortega.

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