Women's Basketball Falls to Illinois
December 6, 1998
LAKE BUENA VISTA Fla. (AP) - Tauja Catchings had 18 points and Susan Blauser added 14 as Illinois defeated Washington 85-73 Sunday at the Honda Elite 4 Holiday Classic.
Washington's Amber Hall scored 20 points and Jamie Redd had 19. Washington (2-4) lost its third straight game.
The Illini (4-2) used a 12-2 run, starting with 30 seconds left in the first half, to take a 50-35 advantage.
Washington closed to 74-68 with 4:24 left when Hall completed a three-point play. Illinois, however, quickly countered on two free throws by Catchings and Kylie Martin's layup during an 8-0 run.