Kingma's Record-Setting Night Leads UW Past Oregon
Feb. 15, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. -- Kristi Kingma led a record-setting night as Washington demolished Oregon, 97-71 at Matthew Knight Arena. Kingma made a Pac-12 record 11 3-pointers as the Dawgs made 18 as a team to also set a conference record.
Kingma was unconscious all night, making five long-range bombs in the first half and six more in the second. She shot 11-17 from beyond the arc and 12-19 overall to score a career-high 35 points. The senior who leads the Pac-12 in 3-pointers made finished just one shy of the NCAA record of 12.
Kingma was not the only Husky with a big performance as the Dawgs made 18 threes as a team to break the Pac-12 record. Heather Corral chipped in four 3's and finished with a career-high 16 points. Her scoring output was tops for a Husky bench player this season.
The Dawgs scored a season-best 97 points, but it wasn't just the hot shooting. Washington dished out 25 assists, forced 16 Oregon turnovers and outrebounded the Ducks, 48-40.
The Pac-12's second-leading scorer Jazmine Davis took just nine shots in the game, finishing with 12 points. Instead, she found open shooters all night, tying a career best with nine assists. Mercedes Wetmore also chipped in six assists to just one turnover as she added to her conference lead in that ratio.
On the glass, Aminah Williams continued to play above her size, grabbing 11 boards and finishing with her ninth double-double.
Washington scored 47 points in the first half to take a 17-point lead to the break. Davis scored 11 of her 12 points in the first half, before moving to the distributing role. The Dawgs were 9-18 from 3-point range in the period.
The Huskies picked up right where they left off, pouring in 50 points in the second half for the second time this year. The Dawgs made nine more threes and finished 18-41 from the game. The Dawgs actually shot better from 3-point range than overall as they finished 35-83 overall for 42.2 percent.
Kingma who missed all of the 2011-12 season with a torn ACL added to her Pac-12 leading total of 3-pointers. She now has 76 this season, just three shy of her own school record for a single season. In conference, Kingma has really picked it up, making 46 3-pointers, while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc.
Friday's win moves Washington to 18-6 and 10-3 in conference. The Dawgs moved back into a tie for third place in conference as UCLA fell to California. The Dawgs and Bruins are each two games back of Stanford and Cal who share the conference lead.
Next up for the Dawgs is Oregon State on Monday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. In the first meeting, Washington needed overtime to defeat the Beavers in a classic game at Alaska Airlines Arena. Monday's game will also be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.