Huskies Survive WNIT Opener
March 12, 1999
SEATTLE - Senior guard Jamie Redd exploded for 25 points, including 20 in the second half and eight within the first four minutes of the second half, to lead the Washington Huskies to their first-ever WNIT victory, 67-63, over Portland in Hec Edmundson Pavilion Friday night.
Washington, 16-12 overall, travels to Albuquerque to face New Mexico in the second round in a 2 p.m. MST (1 p.m PST) game Sunday afternoon. The Lobos defeated Pepperdine in their first round game, 81-69, in The Pit.
The Huskies struggled in the first half, trailing by as many as nine points, 21-12 in the first half, before going on a 19-9 run to close the half and lead by one point, 31-30. Then Redd took over and Washington scored 16 points within the first 4:38 of the second half, more than twice the points they had the entire prior period.
LeAnn Sheets came off the bench to provide nine points and a career-high nine rebounds. Sarah Green kept the Pilots in the game, leading her team with 20 points. Washington senior Amber Hall had nine points, seven rebounds, and a career-high six steals.
Washington took 19 more shots than Portland, and hit eight of them from behind the arc, tying a season-high. Portland hit 20-of-24 free throws compared to Washingtons season-worst 9-of-22 (.409).