Shorthanded Dawgs Fall To No. 4 Stanford
Feb. 28, 2013
SEATTLE -- Washington was up against it, playing the No. 4 team in the country with just seven players available. Despite the adversity, the Dawgs battled hard and played with great effort, but fell 71-36.
Washington was without three players due to a one-game suspension, which included starters Jazmine Davis and Talia Walton. Without over 33 points per game, the Dawgs did what they could, trapping on defense and taking the shots they could get. However, Stanford was just too good, wearing down Washington on the way to a convincing win.
Despite the loss, Washington defended the Cardinal well, holding them right at their average of 71 points per game. Washington crowded the bigger Stanford post players and forced Stanford to beat them from the 3-point line. The Cardinal shot just 9-39 from downtown, despite starting 7-10.
Washington on the other hand struggled offensively, shooting just 16 percent. The normally deadly three-point shooters were just 4-24 as Stanford showed why it is the best defensive team by points allowed in the conference.
Aminah Williams led Washington with 10 points, while pulling down 13 rebounds. She gave up plenty of size, but worked tirelessly to gain the Dawgs possessions.
Filling in down low were Jeneva Anderson and Mathilde Gilling. Anderson got her first start of the season and was often tasked with guarding All-America candidate Chiney Ogwumike. Anderson held her own, frustrating the Stanford star at times. Gilling had her best game as a Husky, scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds, both career highs.
The Dawgs now will regroup as another top-ranked team comes to town on Saturday. No. 6 California, who will be playing to at least tie for the Pac-12 title faces UW at 2 p.m. The Dawgs will have the full roster available as it looks for the signature win that will help with the postseason chances.