Feb. 6, 2000
UW - WSU GAME NOTES
Feb. 6, 2000
After falling behind 32-14 to start the game, the Huskies ended the half on a 13-2 run, scoring 11 of those 13 points off Cougar turnovers. Megan Franza, the Pac-10s leading scorer, led Washington with 8 points during that stretch.
Washington State held Husky freshman guard Loree Payne, the Pac-10s second-leading scorer, to just 8 points on 3-for-23 shooting, marking the first time in her Husky career that Payne has been held in single digits. Entering this game, Payne had scored in double digits in 20 consecutive games. The game also ends the 20-game streak in which both Payne and Franza scored in double digits.
The win was the Huskies ninth in a row versus the Cougars. WSU has not beaten the Huskies since February 25, 1995. Head coach June Daugherty has never lost to the Cougars since taking the helm at Washington in 1996, compiling a 7-0 record against WSU in that stretch.
With 22 points tonight, WSU forward Alke Dietel ran her total to 812, becoming just the 18th player in school history to surpass the 800-point mark.
Dietel recorded her second double-double in the last three games with 22 points and 10 rebounds versus the Huskies. Against Cal last Thursday, Dietel recorded 14 points and 11 boards.
Washington State established a new school record for free throw percentage today, draining 15 of 16 charity shots for a .938 percentage.
Husky sophomore Julia Gray dished out a season-high seven assists.
Megan Franza's 13 points were the lowest total to lead the Huskies this season, surpassing the previous low of 15.