Huskies Knock Off Oregon, 75-59
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
EUGENE, Ore. - Loree Payne scored 24 points, and Kellie Dalan added 23as No. 23 Washington snapped a 10-game losing streak at McArthur Court with a75-59 victory Saturday night over Oregon.
Washington (20-6, 12-4 Pac-10) had lost three straight on the road,including a 100-86 setback Thursday night to Oregon State.
The Ducks (11-14, 7-9), coming off an 82-52 victory over Washington State onThursday, were sunk early with just 19.2-percent shooting in the first half,and they never fully recovered.
Kedzie Gunderson hit a pair of free throws midway through the second half tobring the Ducks within 50-40, but Dalan responded with a short jumper and Paynehit a 3-pointer for the Huskies.
Andrea Lalum's 3-pointer with 5:18 to go gave Washington a 68-47 lead - itsbiggest of the game.
Washington appeared sluggish at the start, and held an 18-16 lead with 5:25to go in the first half after Oregon's Brandi Davis hit a 3-pointer.
But Dalan and Payne took over, and the Huskies began a 16-4 run capped byDalan's 3-pointer with a little more than a minute left to put Washington ahead34-20.
The Huskies shot 42.4 percent for the first half to take a 38-23 lead at thebreak.
For the game, Oregon shot 30.5 percent from the floor, while the Huskiesshot 42.4 percent overall.
Andrea Bills had 14 points and eight rebounds for Oregon, while CatherineKraayeveld, making her second start since returning from a mysterious staphinfection in her right knee, added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Kraayeveld missed 13 games with the knee infection, which hospitalized herfor five days.
Washington's last win at Mac Court was on Jan. 23, 1993.