Jan. 26, 2006
Trailing early in Thursday night's game against Arizona, Washington looked to some senior leadership to carry them to a lead.
Into the game came lone senior Kristen O'Neill, and with her entrance went all chance of the Wildcats pulling out a win against the third-place Huskies.
With three key first half steals and two clutch blocks, O'Neill sparked a run which put the Huskies up by eight at the break. In the second-half O'Neill was once again golden for the Huskies, adding two more steals and three-consecutive three points to give the Huskies a 19-point they would never relinquish.
Also coming up big off the bench for the Huskies was sharpshooter Cheri Craddock. The junior came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including a 4-for-6 effort from beyond the three-point arc.
"It feels good, very good," Craddock said afterward. "My teammates did a good job setting screens and finding me in open places, so give a lot of credit to them."
Craddock also added two steals and three rebounds in her 20 minutes of play.
Combined, the two players finished eight-for-11 from three-point range - each equaling a UW season high with four threes in the game -- for 35 points, adding seven steals.