Hall's clutch layup gives Huskies 77-73 victory.
Feb. 5, 1998
SEATTLE (AP) - Amber Hall was waiting for a chance to redeem herself for a poor showing against Tucson last month.
She got it Thursday night against No. 8 Arizona.
Hall scored on a driving layup with 12.8 seconds left to send the No. 21 Huskies to a 77-73 victory over No. 8 Arizona.
"The girl who was guarding me wasn't guarding me properly so I just put it in the basket," Hall said.
She followed up with a free throw with 3.8 seconds left, and then Gena Pelz added another with 1.1 seconds left to seal the victory for the Huskies (14-5, 5-5 Pac-10).
Last month, Hall, the Pac-10's leading rebounder, was held to three boards in the 31-point loss to Tucson.
"She took that personally and she was not going to let that happen again," said Washington coach June Daugherty.
Hall finished with 22 points for Washington. Pelz and Jamie Redd each scored 15 points for the Huskies, who shot 50 percent from the floor (26-for-52) for the first time this season.
Arizona's Adia Barnes scored 24 points to become her school's first 2,000-point scorer. She also became the sixth-leading scorer in Pac-10 history.
Felecity Willis scored 14 points and Reshea Bristol added 11 for Arizona (14-5, 7-3), which fell to 0-11 at Washington.
Willis had erased a six-point Washington lead in an 11-second span down the stretch. She tied the game with 40.3 seconds left with a four-point play, making a layup after being intentionally fouled.
The Wildcats inbounded the ball, but took an early shot and failed to score. Then Hall hit her game-winning shot.
"This loss hurts bad," Arizona coach Joan Bonvicini said. "I am very disappointed and upset."
Washington outrebounded Arizona 45-31, paced by 11 rebounds apiece from Hall and Pelz.
"What killed us was Washington pounding the boards," Bonvicini said.
Barnes, the leading scorer in the conference, hit 10-of-27 shots.
"We did a pretty good job defending her," Hall said. "She had to earn most of them."
Arizona led only once in the second half and foul trouble hurt the Wildcats down the stretch. Marte Alexander fouled out with 2:48 left and Barnes fouled out with 1:07 left.
"We had the game in our hands," Barnes said.