Hall Leads Huskies Past Cal
January 21, 1999
SEATTLE (AP) - Amber Hall scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half as Washington beat California 71-49 Thursday night to move into second place in the Pac-10.
The two teams are going in opposite directions. Washington (9-6, 5-1 Pac-10) has won seven of its last nine games, while California (7-8, 1-5) has dropped six of its last seven.
The Huskies took control of the game when they went on a 23-2 run in the second half.
Jamie Redd and Megan Franza scored 12 points apiece for the Huskies. Hall pulled down 11 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season.
Sherrise Smith scored 13 points to lead the Bears. Jennie Leander added 11 to become the 14th player in school history to reach 1,000 points. She now has 1,007 career points.
California head coach Marianne Stanley is still looking for her 400th career victory. She is sitting at 399-200 over her 20-years as a head coach.
Washington has now beaten California 13 consecutive times.
The Bears' only first-half lead was 4-2 before the Huskies went on a 9-0 run that included three baskets in a row from Hall. California tied the score at 18 with 7:50 remaining in the first half on a layup by Ami Forney.
Despite hitting only one shot in the final 3:51 before halftime, the Huskies led 30-28.