Huskies Snap Losing Skid With 74-59 Win Over Arizona

Jan. 26, 2008

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SEATTLE - Freshman guard/forward Katelan Redmon led four Huskies in double-figures with 18 points, as Washington snapped a three-game losing skid and defeated Arizona, 74-59, in front of a season-high crowd of 3,343 fans at Bank of America Arena, Saturday.

Joining Redmon in double-figures was freshman forward/center Jess McCormack who contributed 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds in her first game back after missing the last three due to a concussion suffered Jan. 13 vs. USC. Junior guard Michelle Augustavo (14) and senior forward/center Andrea Plouffe (12) also hit double-digits in the scoring column. Plouffe pulled down seven boards as well.

The win improved Washington's record to 8-13 overall, 3-6 in Pac-10 play, while Arizona fell to 7-13 and 1-8 in the conference. The Huskies were happy to break out with a 15-point victory after losing their last three contests by a combined 12 points.

Guard Ashley Whisonant led the Wildcats with 20 points, while forwards Amina Njonkou and Rheya Neabors added 15 and 13 points, respectively.

The Huskies outrebounded the Wildcats 33-28 and grabbed 14 steals - 10 in just the first-half alone. UW shot 45.3 percent from the field, including a 50 percent mark in the second-half. Washington sank eight three-pointers, one shy of its season-high of nine set twice this season.

Turnovers plagued both squads with the teams combining for 51 miscues, 26 by Arizona and 25 by Washington. The Huskies scored 31 of their points off turnovers, while Arizona tallied 24 off Washington's miscues.

The Huskies led for much of the first half until the Wildcats came back to claim as much as a four-point advantage (27-31) with 2:29 remaining until the intermission. UW then proceeded to end the period on an 8-2 run to go up 35-33 at the break.

Washington broke the game away with 12:22 left in the second-half. Both teams were knotted at 51 apiece, until the Huskies went on a 14-2 run to take a 12-point lead, 65-53, with 5:21 to play.

The game marked the fifth-straight win for Washington against Arizona in the all-time series.

The Huskies will remain at home next week to host cross-state rival Washington State, Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. The contest will be televised nationally on FSN.

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