Jan. 12, 2006
The Huskies entered the second half of Thursday's game against UCLA with a 40-33 lead. The team got together at half time, however, and decided that they still needed people to step up in order to get the win.
Hicks opened up the second half on fire, making each of her first three 3-point attempts en route to scoring 13 of the Huskies first 17 points of the half, boosting UW's lead to 57-40 in the first five minutes. Hicks ended the game with a team-high 17 points, 13 of those coming in the second half, and 10 rebounds.
Then it was Banks' turn to take over the show.
Banks was a big factor in halting a small run by UCLA as she started scoring and couldn't be stopped. She went on to record 13 points during another Huskies' second half surge that put the game out of reach for UCLA. Banks' final total of 16 points -- in just 19minutes -- included a career-high six free throws and was a season-high for the Husky sophomore, just three shy of her career high 19 versus Colorado in 2004.
The Huskies then went on to open up the lead and play reserves on their way to the 96-75 victory, but the win was no doubt in large part to the inspired play of the two guard tandem of Hicks and Banks.