Husky Freshman Breanne Watson Out With A Shoulder Injury

Feb. 9, 2004

SEATTLE - Washington women's basketball freshman Breanne Watson dislocated her right shoulder in the Huskies' game against USC Saturday, and the injury will cause her to miss the next four weeks of the season, UW head coach June Daugherty announced Monday.

Watson, a 6-1 forward from Richmond, B.C., had been a fixture in the starting lineup for Washington, starting all 22 games and averaging 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds. Watson was second on the team only to senior Giuliana Mendiola with a 49.0 shooting percentage (49-for-100). She also was the Huskies' fourth-leading rebounder. Watson scored a career-high 22 points versus Oregon, Jan. 15 and twice has grabbed career-highs of eight rebounds.

Watson is the third Husky to go down with a major injury this season. Junior Kristen O'Neill and sophomore Erica Schelly have missed the entire season, O'Neill with a stress fracture and Schelly after suffering a broken foot in the first official practice in October. Prior to the start of the season, Kirsten Brockman retired due to recurrent stress fractures.

Washington plays its next three games on the road traveling to the Willamette Valley this week to face Oregon State Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., followed by a nationally televised game at Oregon, Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m.

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