Panthers Tame Lions for Third

Nov. 27, 2004

SEATTLE - Nichole Drummond scored 17 points and Kimberly Becker added 14 as Wisconsin-Milwaukee surged past Columbia, 63-59, for third place at the Seattle Times Husky Classic in Seattle.

Drummond scored 11 of her team-high 17 points in the second half to help Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1-3) hold off a game Columbia squad that trailed by as many as 18 points late in the first half. Five points in the final minute of the period brought Columbia (2-2) to within 13, at 36-23, at the break, and a 16-8 run to open the second half cut the Panthers' lead to just five, at 44-39, with just under 12 minutes to play.

After the two squads swapped baskets for the next three minutes, the Panthers' Teri Huff went on a scoring binge, netting five of her 11 points in a 10-0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee run that effectively put the Lions away.

Susan Kern led Columbia's come-from-behind effort with 17 points, while Erin Jaschik and Adia Revell each recorded double-doubles, the former combining 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the latter earning 10 points and 13 boards.

Tournament host Washington defeated the Panthers, 86-75, in Friday's first round, while Columbia fell to Alabama by an 81-45 margin.

Washington (3-1) will face Alabama (3-0) in the tournament championship game Saturday at 3 p.m. The Huskies have won 11 titles in the tournament's 18 years, including the last two in a row.