Huskies Run Over Sun Devils
January 8, 1999
SEATTLE -- The Washington womens basketball team forced 39 turnovers and held Arizona State to just 17 field goals as it downed the Sun Devils, 86-54, in front of 2,016 fans in Pac-10 Conference action at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
The Huskies, winners of three straight, improve to 6-5 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-10. The Sun Devils, who will play three games in five days, drop to 6-6, 0-3. Four UW starters reached double figure scoring, led by a game-high 19 points from Jamie Redd. She was followed by Megan Franza with 14, Amber Hall with 12 and Julia Gray with 11. ASU was led by Leaf Newman with nine points.
The Huskies jumped out to 16-4, 29-7, 39-8, and 43-10 leads in the first half and held ASU to one field goal in the opening five minutes of the game. After an ASU bucket made it 20-7 at 11:03, the Huskies went on a 23-3 run and held the Devils without a field goal for over nine minutes.
Washinton extended its lead in the second half, and had a 12-0 run to make it 79-46 with four minutes to go. The Huskies held ASU without a field goal for the last 7:35 of the game.
Washington will next host Arizona at 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 9 in a live television game on Fox Sports Net. Fans may bring any unused Seattle Reign game ticket for free admission to the game. Arizona is coming off an 87-77 loss at Washington State.
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Arizona State (6-6, 0-2) vs. Washington (6-5, 2-0) January 7, 1999
UWs last 3-game win streak - last season UW defeated USC, Arizona, and Arizona State at home, and Oregon State on the road for a 4-game win streak.
This is first time in Daugherty era UW has began Pac-10 season with 2 wins last time was 1995-96 when UW defeated USC and UCLA on road. In 1993-94 UW won its opening two conference games at home.
Jamie Redd led UW in scoring with 19 tonight, the fifth time this season she has led. It is Redds 9th game in double digits.
Amber Hall registered her 5th double-double, 7th game in double digit scoring, and 6th game in double-digit rebounding
UW only attempted 10 3-point shots - the second consecutive game it has done that. It entered the game averaging 17.2 attempts per game.
UW average win margin entering game = 21.0, this is its second-largest victory this season by 32 (won by 35 vs. Gonzaga)
ASU had 39 turnovers, one more than Gonzaga had vs. UW, making it a UW opponent season high. ASU had 9 turnovers in the first 4:30 of first half and finished the first half with 26 turnovers, a UW opponent high. The previous high was 23 vs. Gonzaga.
UW is now 5-2 when shooting above 40% and 5-1 when leading at halftime...
UW used the same starters of Hall, Lynch, Gray, Redd, and Franza as they did vs. WSU...UW is now 2-0 with that lineup, its fifth different lineup of the season
Julia Gray had 4 steals tonight. She leads the Pac-10 in steals per game and is tied for 7th in the nation with 3.7.
Arizona State had four players averaging double digits entering tonights game - Holt (11.4), Sand (11.4), Newman (10.2), and Combs (10.0). Tonight, Holt had 5, Sand 6, Newman 9, and Combs did not play
UWs 37 free throw attempts are a season high- the previous high was 32 vs. UConn
Kitch Kitchen, ASU, committed a UW opponent season high of 10 turnovers.
UW jumped out to 16-4, 29-7, 39-8, and 43-10 leads in the first half. The 43-10 lead was the highest of the first half at plus-33.
UWs .486 shooting % in first half ties its season-high and is second consecutive game it has hit that mark (vs. WSU Monday)
ASU actually outrebounded UW 19 to 17 in the first half, but UW outrebounded the Sun Devils in second half, 27 to 12.
Cheryl Sorenson had a career high 7 rebounds.