Dec. 12, 2005
Washington's win extended its home winning streak to nine, including five games this season and the last four home games of 2004-05. The Huskies' current home winning streak equals its seventh-longest all-time, and is its second-longest since the arena reopened in 2001.
Including the last seven games of the 2004-05 season, Washington is 12-4 in its last 16 games.
Washington improved its all-time record against Eastern Washington to 18-1, the lone Eagles win coming Feb. 22, 1980. After meeting on an almost annual basis from 1975-90, the two have met just three times since (including Monday), most recently on Dec. 9, 1995.
Junior Cameo Hicks, who turned 21 Monday, led all UW scorers with 16 points, marking her seventh time in double figures this season, and 19th in 23 games dating back to last year. Hicks also tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight. Hicks has held at least a share of UW's team lead in scoring in seven of nine games this season, and has done so in the rebounding category five times.
Sophomore Emily Florence recorded five of her career-high eight rebounds in the first 13 minutes of play.
Sophomore Andrea Plouffe finished with 10 points Monday, her fourth double-figure game in the last six outings. Plouffe averaged just 1.6 points per game a year ago, but is scoring at an 8.2 ppg clip in 2005-06.
Washington forced Eastern into 29 turnovers Monday. The Huskies have forced 20 turnovers or more in six of their seven wins, and forced 19 in the lone other win, vs. Alabama.
Washington's defense limited an Eastern Washington team shooting 41.2 percent from the field to just 29 percent in the first half Monday, on 9-of-31 attempts (.290).
Washington's defense also held its opponent to 69 points or less for the seventh time this season. The Huskies are a perfect 7-0 in those games.
The Huskies put four players in double figures in the scoring column for the first time this season.
The Huskies and Eagles combined for just three field goals - all by Eastern - during a 6-minute, 39-second stretch in the first half. Washington led 4-2 at the start of the drought, before tying the game 8-8 on a Kristen O'Neill three-pointer to end the basketless span.
After trailing 13-10 with 8:53 to play in the first half, Washington mounted an 18-2 run over the next four minutes, opening up a 28-15 margin. Washington hit just four of 18 shots (.222) in 11-plus minutes entering the run, before knocking down six field goals in a span of 3:39.
The two teams combined to shoot just 30.9 percent from the field (38x122) and just 63.8 percent from the free-throw line (37x58).
With Monday's win, Washington completed the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 7-2 record, including four games against 2005 NCAA Tournament teams, and one 2005 WNIT team.