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Washington Women's Basketball Notes And Quotes
Release: 02/18/2000
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Feb. 18, 2000

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? LeAnn Sheets recorded a career-high 17 points on 5- of-8 shooting, just one week after tying her career-high of 14 at Arizona.
? The Huskies established a new season-high with .864 shooting from the line (19-of-22).
? The Huskies' 50-point output was its lowest of the season, against an Oregon State defense which leads the Pac-10 in points allowed. Washington's 15 made field goals was also a season-low, as was its field goal percentage of .254 (15-of-59). The Huskies were 8-for-37 in the second half. The Huskies one three-pointer made was its lowest output in the 1999-2000 season, and its three-point percentage of .071 was also a season-worst. Washington also recorded season-lows in assists (7) and steals (2).
? Megan Franza's four points were a season-low, and marked just the fourth time since her freshman year that the Husky guard has been held below 5 points. Franza shot one-for-14 from the field, and missed all six of her three-point attempts.
? The Pac-10's two leading scorers, Megan Franza (18.3 ppg) and Loree Payne (16.7 ppg), combined to score just 15 points in the game on a combined 5-for-31 shooting.
? Freshman Loree Payne has seen her scoring average dip to 10.3 ppg over the last four games.
? OSU guard Felicia Ragland scored 11 points in the first half, but was held scoreless in the second half.

Washington vs. Oregon State
Thursday, February 17, 2000

Washington Coach June Daugherty
"I thought we did a better job defending, especially in the second half. LeAnn (Sheets) did a pretty outstanding job defensively. I thought we defended good enough to win. We rebounded well but the shots weren't falling. We just need to get back in the gym. Obviously, Megan (Franza) struggled offensively but I give her credit for picking up her "D" in the second half, especially on Ragland. You can't dwell on the negatives. You have to look at the positives. The next game is the most important game."

Washington Guard Megan Franza
"Everybody is focusing on Sunday. We thought we played well and did some things well but we couldn't get the shots to fall. We are just focusing on Sunday and getting ready for Oregon."

Washington Post LeAnn Sheets
"I don't feel that great about it (her career high 17 points) because it didn't help us win. Our shots didn't fall. We played tremendous "D". It's frustrating but there's nothing you can do when the offense isn't clicking. The post did a great job blocking out. We've been working on that the past few weeks in practice."

OSU Coach Judy Spoelstra
"Our defense executed the game plan well. We pushed them out of the basket and our hands were out. Megan (Franza) won't have too many nights like that, she's going to light it up on Sunday. She was shooting from behind the (NBA) white line. We didn't start out too hard, our offense was sputtering. We tried for a triangle offense and didn't pull it off. We were forced to take shots. At the half, the Huskies had seven boards, we only had two. When Syesha (Thomas) went in, she got it running and we started to pick it up. As for any tournament shots, we could possibly sneak one in. We'd have to beat UCLA, Oregon, or USC. We're not worrying. Our goal is to get better. It's just one game at a time."

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