Jan. 28, 2006
Despite the Huskies 61-67 loss to Arizona State on Saturday, nearly every player made major contributions in keeping things close and nearly staging a comeback victory.
In a game that saw nine Huskies score - with four scoring in double-digits - it seemed that every time the game was close, someone different would step up to hit a key shot or free throw. The team effort kept the Huskies in it, but wasn't enough as the Sun Devils capped the game with a 10-0 run to stifle UW's near comeback.
Kristen O'Neill, the senior guard out of Edmonds, came off of the bench to lead all Husky scorers with 15 points, all of them coming off clutch three pointers or free throws. Cameo Hicks and Breanne Watson followed her with 12, and sophomore Andrea Plouffe added 10.
"Well, we climbed right back into the game," said Watson. "We thought we could come back, but unfortunately we did not execute on offense down the stretch, and they got a bunch of offensive rebounds off their shots, and I think that was what helped them to win."
The Huskies spread the ball around and took advantage of 24 Sun Devil turnovers in scoring 22 of their 61 points, but ultimately couldn't overcome shooting 28 percent in the second half to come out with the victory.