Rees Ties Career High With 20 Points, But Ducks Fly By Huskies For Win
SEATTLE (AP) – Darcy Rees tied a career high with 20 points and Quay Miller recorded her second double-double of the season, but Washington (4-2, 1-3 Pac-12) could not withstand No. 7 Oregon's late offensive onslaught and smothering defense throughout the game and fell 74-49 at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Sydney Parrish scored 18 points, Nyara Sabally added 13 and seven rebounds, to help Oregon (6-0, 4-0) extend the nation's longest winning streak.
Sabally and Te-Hina Paopao exploited the middle of the Washington defense early and Parrish hit four 3-pointers to help Oregon win its 25th straight game dating to last season. The Ducks have won 22 consecutive Pac-12 games.
The Ducks used their size and athletic advantages to open a double-digit lead in the first half behind Paopao's relentless drive and Sabally's dominant play underneath. Oregon took a 17-point lead midway through the second quarter with a quick 10-2 run punctuated by an athletic play from Sabally.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore center took a defensive rebound, dribbled the length of the court, used a crossover move to elude a defender, then dropped in a finger roll over another, drawing a foul for a 33-16 lead with 6:25 left in the half.
The Huskies held the Ducks without a field goal for more than six minutes the rest of the way, cut the lead to nine and trailed 37-26 at the half. Rees had 14 of her 20 points by the break.
The Huskies played without freshman standout point guard Tameiya Sadler for a second-consecutive game and kept the game close through three quarters. But 20 UW turnovers proved to be the difference as Oregon had a 34-8 margin in points off of miscues.
"Twenty turnovers isn't going to win you games in this league," Husky Coach Jody Wynn said. "It's hard not having our point guard out on the floor with us.
"We all have to step up, handle the ball and make better decisions when we're missing some of our playmakers."
Parrish helped the Ducks pull away late, hitting consecutive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to help push the lead over 20 points.
Miller finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Rees was 4 of 6 from three-point ran and also had four rebounds.
Freshman Jayda Noble was the Huskies third-leading scorer with seven points.
The Huskies return to action for a Monday matinee and will host No. 21 Oregon State at Alaska Airlines Arena.