Jan. 14, 2006
SEATTLE - In a tightly contested 3-point loss to USC (12-5, 6-2), sophomore point guard Emily Florence once again led the charge for the 25th-ranked Washington Huskies (12-4, 5-2).
Playing against a lane-clogging zone, the Huskies needed to rely on outside shooting to keep them in the game. Florence answered the call with a team high three three-pointers on 3-7 shooting. She matched her season and career-high with a team-best 13 points, shooting 5-for-9 from the field.
It was the second-straight double-figure scoring game for Florence, who tallied 11 points in Thursday's win over UCLA.
The 5-5 point guard also tallied a team-leading seven rebounds, many of which came on scrambling hustle plays. The sophomore also racked up five assists.
"Emily is a committed worker who wants to improve every time she steps on the court. Her competitive desire helps drive this team daily," said UW head coach June Daugherty said.
In a game with nine lead changes and six ties, Florence's leadership was invaluable, but in the end poor free throw shooting (4-13), and USC's 40-25 rebounding advantage, sank the Huskies.