Huskies Win Fifth Straight With 85-74 Victory Over Notre Dame

Dec. 7, 2003

Seattle - Giuliana Mendiola and Cameo Hicks combined to scored 51 of the Washington's 85 points, leading the Huskies to an 85-74 victory against Notre Dame Sunday.

Hicks, a freshman shooting guard, had the best game of her young career scoring 24 points, a career high, and pulling down eight rebounds. Hicks, was automatic in the first half hitting all four of her field goals, scoring nine points.

Mendiola continued to show why she is one of the best players in the Pac-10 with 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Also aiding Washington's cause was senior center Andrea Lalum, who posted the team's first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Washington (5-0) pushed its winning steak to five games, by dominating the offensive boards, outscoring the Irish 24-10 in second chance points. The Huskies also extended their home-winning streak to 17, having not lost at Bank of America Arena since March 20, 2002.

Notre Dame (3-4) held their first lead of the game, one of only two for the game, at 33-32 with 2:10 left in the first half. The Huskies went on a 7-2 run to end the half at 39-35. Washington would lead the rest of the game.

UW head coach June Daugherty picked up her 250th win of her career, pushing her career mark to 250-160.

The Irish were led by forward Jacqueline Batteast and guard Megan Duffy. Batteast had 19 points five rebounds and five assists, while Duffy had 17 points and nine assists.

Washington heads back on the road for the first time since its season opening tournament in Hawaii, as the Huskies face No. 17/15 Colorado, Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. PT at the Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colo.

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