Women's Hoops Cruises To Final Exhibition Win Over NWBL
Nov. 16, 2003
SEATTLE - The Washington women's basketball team closed out its exhibition schedule on Sunday with a convincing 98-54 exhibition victory over NWBL at Bank of America Arena.
For the second straight game the Huskies scored over 80 points and beat their opponent by more than 40 points.
Senior All-America candidate Giuliana Mendiola and fellow senior Andrea Lalum both had big afternoons for the Huskies. Lalum, a deadly outside shooter, has made a commitment to her post game and it showed scoring 26 points, to lead all scorers, while adding six rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
'I'm spending more time down there and it's getting easier for me,' Lalum said of establishing her post game. 'It's fun now. It's nice to get down there and work on my moves that I had developed for the past few months.'
Mendiola turned in a typical outstanding performance. The senior finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
'All three seniors I think came out and in both halves and really set the tone,' UW head coach June Daugherty said. Gioconda Mendiola also had a solid game with seven points, five rebounds and five assists. 'They got the intensity up and they were in the huddle talking at halftime as well. That just shows their maturity and leadership, and whether up 50 or down 50 they're going to play hard and they expect that of their teammates.'
Making her second trip to Bank of America arena in two weeks was former Husky Jamie Redd. Redd, who struggled last week, led NWBL with 23 points, three rebounds and four steals.
Also making her second trip to Bank of America arena this season was former Boston College star Alissa Murphy, who scored 11 points and pulled down three rebounds.
The Huskies took a commanding 50-27 lead into the half, opening the game on an 11-0 run and taking a 17-2 lead with 15:35 left in the half. Lalum dominated the first half scoring with 18 of her 26 points in the opening frame.
Washington continued to see improvement from their young players. Angie Jones had the hot hand from outside scoring 16 points, hitting 7 of 9 field goals. Also turning in solid performances were Breanne Watson and Cameo Hicks. Watson had 12 points, while Hicks had nine.
The Huskies dominated the second half much like the first outscoring NWBL 48-27. For the game NWBL committed 25 turnovers. Washington picked up the defense in the second half limiting NWBL to 21.7 percent shooting.
Washington out-rebounded NWBL 46-22, including a 15-6 advantage on the offensive glass.
Washington will open the regular season Sat., Nov. 22 in Hawaii, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Classic. The Huskies will face Maine in its season opener at 3 p.m PT and play the winner of Lipscomb versus Hawaii on Sun., Nov. 23.
Washington Women's Basketball vs. NWBL
Nov. 16, 2003
Bank of America Arena o Seattle, Wash.
Points: WASH 98 (Lalum 26), NWBL 54 (Redd 23). Rebounds: WASH 46 (Giu. Mendiola 10), NWBL 22 (Staubes 5). Assists: WASH 25 (Gio. Mendiola 5), NWBL 8 (Scott 2). Steals: WASH 12 (Castro, Jones 3), NWBL 8 (Redd 4). Blocks: WASH 5 (Lalum 3); NWBL 1 (Redd). Turnovers: WASH 19 (Gio. Mendiola 4), NWBL 25 (Price 5). Fouls: WASH 23 (Hicks, Bell, Jones 4), NWBL 16 (Staubes 5).
Fouled Out: WASH - none, NWBL - Staubes.
Technicals: ?WASH - none. NWBL - none.
Officials: Rick Showers, Shawn Cather, Michelle Russi.
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