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No. 6 Arizona Blows Out Idaho 96-42

Dec 23, 2020

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TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — Shaina Pellington scored 16 points and Helena Pueyo had all of her 14 points in the first half to lead No. 6 Arizona to a 96-42 victory over Idaho on Wednesday.

Cate Reese scored 12 points, Aari McDonald had 11 points and six assists and Lauren Ware had 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds or the Wildcats (6-0), who got 58 points from their bench.

McDonald has scored in double figures in 73 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NCAA and is now fifth all-time in scoring in Arizona history.

Arizona had a 54-28 rebounding edge and scored 25 second-chance points and 56 points in the paint, while scoring 58 bench points. Idaho entered ranked 13th in the country in rebounding at 48.4 per game.

The Wildcats went on a 16-0 run spanning the late first and early second quarters to take a 34-9 lead. They scored the first 12 points to the second half to conclude a 24-0 run for a 66-20 lead.

Pueyo tied a career high with four 3-pointers. Pellington, a junior transfer from Oklahoma, was the Big 12 freshman of the year in 2017-18.