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Huskies Firing On All Cylinders In 77-59 Win Over Redhawks

Dec 10, 2021

SEATTLE -- Alexis Griggsby scored a team-high 23 points – including a career-best seven three-pointers on 10 attempts – to help Washington roll to a 77-59 win over Seattle U on Friday at Redhawk Center. The win improved the Huskies to 3-3 on the season and ran their streak to 16-consecutive wins over the Redhawks.
 
Playing in her 107th career game, Griggsby reached the 20-point plateau for the second time. She came up short of her best outing of 26 points at Oregon on Jan. 4, 2019 but surpassed her best mark of six three-pointers made in that same game by the third quarter on Friday night.
 
"Coming into this game I was just ready," Griggsby said. "It's actually been a stressful week with finals and all that, so I just really came out to play and do what I can for my teammates."
 
Washington opened with its highest scoring quarter of the year, taking a 26-14 lead after the first 10 minutes. Griggsby poured in 12 points, thanks to a 4-for-4 effort from 3-point range. She would tally a season high 15 by halftime.
 

 
Nancy Mulkey also had a monster first half, grabbing 10 rebounds by the break and notching a career-high equaling five assists in the first 20 minutes. She ended the night with a new career-best six assists.
 
Washington had a season-high 19 assists on 30 field goal makes. The Huskies shot 50 percent from the field (30 of 60) and were 10 of 23 (.435) from 3-point range.
 
The Huskies led 40-29 at halftime, largely behind a season-high eight three-point makes by intermission.
 
Seattle U would make a 3-pointer to open the second half and cut the Huskies lead to eight points, 40-32, but it would be the closest the home team would get in the second half. UW rattled off the next eight points to go up 16 and led by as much as 21 points in the third quarter.
 
UW led 58-40 going into the fourth quarter and the closest Seattle U would get is 10 points, 69-59, with 2:35 remaining. The Huskies closed the game with the final eight points to cruise to an 18-point victory.
 
Lauren Schwartz was the Huskies' second-leading scorer with 13 points and Haley Van Dyke contributed 12 points to give UW three scorers in double figures. Mulkey had eight points to go with her 11 rebounds, six assists and two blocks.
 
The Huskies return to action in eight days, hosting Eastern Washington at 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the first game of the Husky Classic.