Huskies Handle Trojans
February 26, 1999
SEATTLE, Wash. - Senior Jamie Redd scored 19 points to lead the Washington women's basketball team to a 74-54 Pacific-10 Conference victory over the USC Trojans in front of 2,811 fans at Hec Edmundson Pavilion Thursday night.
Washington improves to 13-12 overall and 9-7 in the Pac-10. USC fell to 7-17, 3-12.
Washington scored the first basket and never trailed en route to a 10-point halftime lead as nine Huskies got on the scoreboard before the break. USC could manage only one field goal in its first 19 attempts from the field.
The Huskies shot 50% from the field for only the second time this season, on 30-of-60 field goal attempts, including 17-of-29 (.586) in the second half. Megan Franza added 13 points for the Huskies and Amber Hall scored nine points along with eight rebounds before leaving the game with a sprained ankle. She will be examined by doctors and is expected to play Saturday.
The Women of Troy pulled within 11 points, 51-40, on two Adrain Williams free throws with 9:06 to go in the game, but that was a close as they would get. USC put three players in double figure scoring, led by Williams and Tiffany Washington with 12 each and Tiffany Elmore with 11.
Washington hosts No. 12 UCLA Saturday at 7:00 pm. The game will feature senior ceremonies for Amber Hall, Molly Hills, Malinda Lynch, Jamie Redd and Marcella Doxsee. It will also be the final women's game played in Hec Edmundson Pavilion before it undergoes a year-long renovation. USC travels to Pullman to play Washington State at 1 p.m. Saturday.