Feb. 9, 2001
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Washington Huskies (14-6, 7-3)
No. 23 Arizona State Sun Devils
2 p.m., Sat., Feb. 10*
Bank of America Arena (10,000)
* Televised by Fox Sports NW, delayed, shown Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.
The Washington women's basketball team (14-6, 7-3) seeks to knock
off its second straight ranked opponent when it hosts No. 23 Arizona State
(16-6, 8-2) at 2 p.m., Sat., Feb. 10 at Bank of America Arena. The will be
televised by Fox Sports Northwest, on a delayed basis, and is set to air
Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Tod Pickett and former Husky Elise Woodward will call the
action. The game can also be heard on the radio at KKOL 1300 am.
The Huskies, tied for second place in the Pac-10 with Stanford, are
coming off an explosive offensive performance as they knocked off No. 22
Arizona, 98-88, Thursday night. The Huskies set a Pac-10 record by hitting
16 three point baskets en route to their highest point total of the year.
The Sun Devils, who lead the Pac-10, escaped Pullman with a 74-72 win over
the Cougars when Melody Johnson hit the game-winner with 5.7 seconds
remaining in the game. A Washington victory in this match-up would put the
Huskies in a tie for first place with ASU.
The Huskies entered the weekend series fresh off a decisive victory at
Washington State in which they pounded the Cougars, 91-71, last Saturday.
Four of five starters reached double figure scoring at WSU, led by Megan
Franza's 15 points, while Giuliana Mendiola, Loree Payne and Franza each
connected on three long range baskets in the game. Franza continues to lead
the Huskies, with 15.3 points per game, followed by Mendiola and Payne, both
at 10.8 per game. Seven of the 10 players in the game against Arizona hit a
three point shot.
Arizona State entered the weekend in sole possession of the top stop in
the Pac-10 by also sweeping the Oregon schools in Tempe last weekend. The
Sun Devils, who surpassed their win total from last year and moved into the
Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 1992, have now won seven in
a row. Their last loss came at the hands of Washington, a 66-62 setback in
Tempe, Jan. 11. They are led by a trio of players averaging double figures,
starting with Amanda Levens at 14.5 points per game, and followed by Melody
Johnson (14.2) and Betsy Boardman (10.9). Fifth-year coach Charli Turner
Thorne was a graduate assistant at Washington from 1989-90.
June Daugherty (Ohio St. Ô78)
Record at UW: 73-62 (5th yr.)
Career record: 196-136 (12th yr.)
Charli Turner Thorne (Stanford Ô88)
Record at ASU: 71-72 (5th yr.)
Career: 101-112 (8th yr.)
Washington leads the series with ASU, 21-10, and holds a current one-game
win streak in the series ... the Huskies won, 66-62, in the first meeting
in Tempe, Jan. 11.
Washington defeated No. 22 Arizona, 98-88, in Seattle ... No. 23 ASU won at
Washington State, 74-72.
Huskies on Radio
All UW games air live on KKOL 1300 AM radio. Steve Sandmeyer calls the
action. Games can also be heard live on the internet at:
UW won at Washington State, 91-71 ... Arizona swept at home,
beating No. 22 Oregon, 88-76, and OSU, 83-73 ... ASU swept at home, beating
OSU, 58-51, and No. 22 Oregon, 73-63.
Washington 98, No. 22 Arizona 88 - Megan Franza scored 26 points and hit
four of Washington's Pac-10 record 16 3-pointers in a 98-88 win over No. 22
Arizona on Thursday night.
Guiliana Mendiola scored 15, Loree Payne added 14 and Kellie O'Neill
had 10 for the Huskies (14-6, 7-3), who had a season high in points.
Washington has won four of five games and its first over a ranked opponent
Elizabeth Pickney led Arizona (16-6, 6-4) with a career-high 29 points.
LaKeisha Taylor added 18 points, Reshea Bristol had 17 and Aimee Grzyb 13.
Mendiola's 3-pointer gave the Huskies a 50-30 lead with three minutes
to play in the first half.
Arizona came back and closed the Washington lead to 70-67 with 11:50 to
play in the game, but couldn't get any closer.
Seven Huskies connected on at least one three point against
Arizona ... Megan Franza and Giuliana each hit four and Loree Payne sank
three from long range Kellie O'Neill had two and starting center Andrea
Lalum hit one, as did Jill Pimley and Cheryl Sorenson.
UW - Arizona Game Notes
Washington set a Pac-10 record with 16 three-pointers (16-29). The previous
record was 14 set by three teams. (Stanford vs. Washington State, Feb. 22,
1996, Washington State vs. Gonzaga, Dec. 18, 1998, Washington State vs.
Arizona, Jan. 7, 1999).
The previous UW school record for three pointers in a game was 13
versus North Carolina State in 1997.
UW's 29 three-point attempts were its third-highest total in school
history, three short of the school record of 32 set earlier this season at
Washington's win over No. 22 Arizona was its first over a ranked team
this season. The Huskies were 0-3 versus ranked teams entering the game.
Washington's 98 points were its most of the season and most in a
conference game since a 98-75 win over UCLA Jan. 4, 1997. The Huskies have
only scored more than 98 in a Pac-10 game three times, the last a 104-73 win
over USC on Jan. 27, 1989.
The Huskies 98 points against Arizona were its most in series history.
Washington's 55 points were its most at the half this season.
Giuliana Mendiola's four 3-pointers tied a career-high set vs. Loyola
Marymount on Dec. 21, 2000.
Megan Franza's 22 points at the half equaled her career-high one-half
output. Only three games ago, Franza also had 22 in the first half, at
California, Jan. 27, 2001. She finished that game with 30 points.
Over the past three games Franza has averaged 23.7 points and has hit
13 of her last 23 (.565) 3-pointers. In the previous 17 games Franza was
just 26-for-113 (.230) beyond the arc.
Washington's win tonight pushes its record against Arizona in Seattle
to 14-1 all-time, the only loss on Jan. 15, 2000. The Huskies are undeafted
in Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Arizona's Elizabeth Pickney scored 29 points on 13 of 23 shooting from
the field. It was her career high and also moved her up to 10th on Arizona's
all-time list for points in a career with 994.
Erickson Out for the Year:
Senior forward Melissa Erickson (Littleton,
Colo.) tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee at California,
Jan. 27, and is out for the remainder of the year. She had an MRI Jan. 31
to determine the extent of the injury and proceeded with surgery, Feb. 5.
Erickson, who had played in 18 games this season, concludes her collegiate
career having played in 92 games over four years for the Huskies. She had a
career scoring mark of 2.46 points per game.Erickson, who started nine games
as a junior, had career-bests of 13 points, at Hawaii, and 10 rebounds at
Arizona, both last season
She will graduate in June, with a degree in sociology, and plans to
pursue a career in coaching basketball.
All three coaches this week -- June Daugherty, Joan
Bonvicini and Charli Turner Thorne -- reached milestone victories last
Saturday. UA's Bonvicini leads the way, earning career win No. 500 against
Oregon State, June Daugherty tallied career win No. 195 at WSU and ASU's
Charli Turner Thorne posted career win No. 100 against the Ducks.
Some Pac-10 Notes:
Washington continues to lead the Pac-10 in rebounding,
at 43.7 boards per game, after posting a four-rebound advantage against the
Wildcats ... ASU leads in rebounding defense, holding opponents to 33.2
boards per game ... Washington is third in scoring (72.8) ... ASU leads in
scoring defense, holding opponents to 59.5 ppg ... Megan Franza is fourth in
scoring, in fifth at 15.2, followed by ASU's Amanda Levens in sixth at 14.6.
UW Against Ranked Teams:
Washington recorded its first win over a Top 25
team this season when it knocked off 22nd-ranked Arizona, 98-88, Thursday
night in Seattle. Washington was 0-3 against opponents ranked in the
Associated Press Top 25 this season. The first loss came at the hands of No.
1 Connecticut (100-54) back on Nov. 24. The second was at No. 22 Arizona,
88-72, and then to No. 18 Oregon, 67-53.
Though the Huskies have faced just three ranked teams this season,
their schedule has not been light. In the Feb. 5 RPI rankings, Washington's
schedule is listed as No. 25 in the country, in strength of schedule. It was
as high as No. 2 earlier in the year.
Looking Back: Washington has engineered a dramatic turnaround from last
season, when the Huskies played their home games in downtown Seattle, were
continually plagued by injuries and lacked a senior class. After 20 games
last season, Washington had a record of 6-14 ... this year, the Huskies are
14-6 ... they were 3-7 after the first nine Pac-10 games in 2000 ... this
year they are 7-3 and in second place in the Pac-10 as they begin the second
round of play.
Huskies Hit High Field Goal Mark:
Washington hit a season-high in field
goal percentage for the second game in a row when it connected on 52 percent
(33-64) of its shots against No. 22 Arizona Thursday night ... that mark
included a sizzling 58 percent (21-36) in the first half, buoyed by 11-of-19
shots (58%) from three point range ... last week at Washington State, the
Huskies hit 50 percent from the field (33-66) for its highest mark to that
point in the year ... the previous high was 47 percent (28-59) in the second
game of the season at Michigan ... UW's individual leader is freshman Andrea
Lalum, who is hitting 46 percent (65-140) from the field.
Balanced Attack Continues:
Washington's 98 points versus Arizona was a
season high, coming only one game after it had matched its previous mark of
91 at WSU ... the Huskies also scored 91 points in a triple overtime game
versus USC, Jan. 4 ... nine Huskies in the game scored against the Wildcats,
led by four Huskies in double figures ... at WSU 10 of the 12 Huskies in the
game against the Cougars contributed in the scoring column ... Washington's
Pac-10 record 16 three pointers also came after the Huskies connected on 12
at WSU .... The previous mark was 10 at Arizona, Jan. 13. ...
Washington's 98 points againts Arizona marked the 11th time a
June Daugherty-coached Husky team has topped the 90-point barrier, including
twice earlier this season when they scored 91 points at WSU and matched the
effort in a triple overtime game against USC. The Huskies topped the barrier
once last year, nearly reaching the century mark with 99 points against
Idaho. Two years prior, in 1998-99, the high-scoring Huskies scored 90 or
more points four times. The Washington school record for points in a game is
114 versus Weber State in 1985.
The Series with Arizona State
Overall: Washington leads, 21-10 Current streak: Washington has won 1
Last six games: UW, 4-2
Last year: Split, UW won, 78-76, in Seattle and ASU won, 74-53, in Tempe
Longest UW streak in series: 11 games Longest ASU streak: 3 games
Last ASU win in Seattle: Feb. 3, 1996 (81-77) June Daugherty vs. ASU: 6-3
First Meeting This Season
Jan. 11, 2001 UW 66, at ASU 62 Ð Freshman guard Giuliana Mendiola scored 15
points and pulled down seven rebounds, including 10 points in the second
half, to lead the Huskies to a 66-62 victory over Arizona State.
For the Huskies, the victory snapped a three-game losing streak in
Tempe and was the first win in the state of Arizona since 1997.
The two teams battled to a 24-24 tie at the half with the Sun Devils
outshooting the Huskies by a slim 34.5 to 32.1 percent margin and
outrebounding UW 24-16. In the second half, however, the Huskies slowly
built a lead, taking a 46-36 edge with 48-38 to play when Mendiola completed
a layup with 9:27 to play. Washington took a 58-44 lead with a layup by Jill
Pimley with 4:33 to play, holding ASU to just one field goal in over 10
The Sun Devils charged back into the game, however, with a 17-3 run
that began when Natalie Tucker hit a three-pointer with 4:16 left to play.
Junior Cian Carvalho made a layup to put the Sun Devils within three points,
62-59, with 41 seconds to play. Arizona State would get within three points
two more times over the final seconds of the game, but Washington knocked
down 4-of-6 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Johnson led the game with 22 points and 11 rebounds, including eight
points over the final two minutes of the game. For Washington, Megan Franza
and Pimley each reached double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Washington, tied for second place after the first round of
conference play, was picked to finish sixth in a preseason vote of Pac-10
coaches. The Huskies were picked seventh in the media poll.
Look at Lalum:
Freshman center Andrea Lalum (Bozeman, Mont.) moved into the
starting lineup six games ago, for the Oregon/Oregon State series, and has
responded well to the move. She is averaging 10.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in
Pac-10 game so far, topped by a career-best 19 points at Stanford. In
addition, her field goal percentage has been stellar in Pac-10 games, at a
team-high .541 from the field in nine conference games, a mark that is
fourth in the conference. She has scored in double figures in four of the
last five games. Lalum, who is part Native American, posted her second
double-double of the year when she had 12 points and 11 rebounds against
Lalum, who grew an inch last year up to 6-foot-4, is a versatile player
who provides the Huskies with a physical inside presence but has also
connected on 13 three-point shots this year. She was 3-for-3 from behind the
arc as a part of her 19-point effort at Stanford.
She blocked four shots against St. Mary's Dec. 17, the highest single
game mark by a Husky player since Amber Hall swatted four away at Texas,
Dec. 2, 1996. Hall, then a junior, went on to finish her career as
Washington's career-leading rebounder (1,003 rebounds, 1996-99).
Lalum has now started seven games in her freshman year.
Husky coach June Daugherty continually points to the
six-player senior class as a major reason for UW's hot start this year,
crediting the group with strong leadership in practice and during games.
Senior captains Megan Franza and Jill Pimley headline the group. Franza has
been a constant in the starting lineup since her freshman year and is a
leader on the court. Pimley is in her second season as a team captain and is
a vocal leader whether she is playing or on the bench. LeAnn Sheets, who has
struggled with injuries throughout her career, is healthy and gives the
Huskies a veteran presence in the post. Melissa Erickson, until she injured
her knee Jan. 27, brought experience off the bench, giving the Huskies added
height inside. Sarah Duncan was named Most Inspirational last season and
continues to fill that role this year. Carli Halpenny rounds out the group.
A redshirt junior, she has opted to graduate this year in order to spend the
spring quarter studying in Italy. The move puts her back in the class she
entered with in 1997 and strengths the leadership the six-player group
Washington had no seniors on its roster last season when it posted an
While crediting the senior class with leading the Huskies,
coach Daugherty also points to a healthy lineup as cause for celebration.
Washington's frontline was beset by injuries last season, causing Daugherty
to constantly shuffle her lineup. No less than five different players were
on the bench with injuries at one point or another last year. LeAnn Sheets
missed the first eight games of the season after foot surgery. Cheryl
Sorenson ended up redshirting after a torn ACL in preseason. Melissa
Erickson was hampered by a sore shoulder during the non-conference portion
of the schedule. Carli Halpenny was limited by a stress reaction in her hip
and was initially declared out for the season and Kellie O'Neill had a
premature end to her freshman year after suffering a severe ankle sprain
midway through the season.
Sheets suffered a sprained ankle at Boise State this year, causing her
to miss the next two games, but she has returned to full strength. In
addition, Loree Payne returned after missing the first six games with a
stress fracture in her foot. She posted a season-best 21 points against USC,
The healthy lineup has given the Huskies increased depth this season, a
factor that was particularly evident in the triple overtime win against USC
Jan. 7. The Trojans had four key players foul out while the Huskies were
able to constantly rotate fresh players in the game.
Megan on the Move:
Senior guard Megan Franza had one of the finest
performances of her career at California, Jan. 27. The left-handed guard
>from Leavenworth, Wash., exploded for a season-high 30 points on 11-of-17
>from the field. She tallied 22 points by halftime and finished the night
with a school-record tying six three point baskets to go along with four
assists, three steals and a block. Here are a few notes on what Franza is
doing in her final season as a Husky:
- Matched the 22-point first half effort from Cal, against No. 22 Arizona,
- Leading scorer against Arizona, the ninth time she has led UW in scoring
- Season-high 30 points at California, Jan. 27
- Third career performance of 30 or more points (35 vs. Idaho, 12/18/99, 33
vs. Stanford, 1/27/00)
- Tied her own school record with six three pointers at Cal (shares record
with two others) ... she and Jamie Redd (1996-99) both hit six twice
- Started 105 of last 107 games ... last time not starting was Nov. 15,
1998, vs. Iowa sophomore year
- Reached double figure scoring in 41 of last 47 games ... has led UW in
scoring last two seasons
- Team captain
Franza on the UW Career Charts
- No. 8 on UW career scoring chart with 1,402 points ... with nine points at
Stanford Jan. 25, she passed former teammate Amber Hall (1,330) ... needs
106 points to move to No. 7 (1,508)
- Career scoring average of 13.0 points per game
- No. 8 on career field goals made chart (529) ... No. 5 on field goal
attempts chart. (1,365)
- No. 2 on UW career three point field goals made chart (178 made) ... needs
14 to pass all-time leader Jamie Redd (192)
- No. 2 on career three point attempts list with 622 ... again trails Redd
(675) ... Franza equalled her career high attempts with 13 versus Nebraska
this season (Dec. 6)
- A first team All-Pac-10 selection last year, Franza became the 16th Husky
to top the 1,000-point barrier and only the eighth player to pass the mark
as a junior.
Franza on the Pac-10 Conference Career Charts
- Points - with 1,402 points, Franza needs 99 to tie No. 25 (1,501, Arianne
Boyer, UO, 1994-97)
- Field goals made - with 1,360 fgm, Franza needs 62 to tie No. 10 (747,
Rehema Stephens, UCLA, 1989-92)
Megan Franza's game-winning shot with 4.5 seconds on the clock
against Oregon State (Jan. 20), capped a 28-point performance for the senior
guard. That was followed by her 30-point performance two games later at
Califorinia. Here is a look at Franza's top seven scoring marks:
35 Ð vs. Idaho, Dec. 18, 1999
33 Ð vs. No. 24 Stanford, Jan. 27, 2000
30 Ð at California, Jan. 27, 2001
28 Ð vs. Oregon State, Jan. 20, 2001
27 Ð at Colorado State, Dec. 29, 1999
26 Ð at Nebraska, Dec. 6, 1999
26 - vs. No. 22 Arizona, Feb. 8, 2001
Last year, with a scoring average of 17.2 ppg, Franza led the
Pac-10 in scoring until the final two weeks of the season, while freshman
teammate Loree Payne finished fourth with 17.4 points per game. Together
they formed the highest scoring duo from the same school in Pac-10 history.
With the graduation of Maylana Martin (UCLA) and the redshirt season
for Oregon's injured Shaquala Williams, Payne and Franza entered the 2000-01
season as the leading returning scorers in the Pac-10.
The victory at Washington State gave fifth-year Husky coach June
Daugherty career win No. 195 ... when Washington defeated Oregon State Jan.
20, it gave Daugherty victory No. 70 in her tenure at Washington ... she
enters the ASU game with a five-year mark of 73-61 and a 12-year career
record of 196-135 ... her win total is third among seven Husky coaches over
On the Rebound:
Washington's rebounding efforts have improved tremendously
>from last season. After a cumulative -4.3 rebounding margin in 2000, the
Huskies have a margin of +4.8 over opponents this season, a mark that led
the Pac-10 until the Huskies were outrebouned at Stanford and Cal.
Washington has outrebounded all but six opponents this season (UConn, St.
Mary's, ASU, Oregon, Stanford, Cal). The team is averaging 43.7 rpg, second
in the Pac-10, after 20 games. Freshman Giuliana Mendiola is currently the
leading rebounder at 6.4 boards per game. LeAnn Sheets follows at 6.0 and
Kellie O'Neill is at 5.4 rebounds per game.
Washington's defensive efforts have been stellar so far this
season and it's not just the Huskies who are reaping the benefits. When
Washington wins at home and holds its opponent under 55 points, every fan in
Bank of America Arena can redeem their ticket stub for a free small pizza at
Papa John's Pizza. It's become a rally cry for the home crowd and so far,
the fans have cashed in twice, against UCLA (54) Jan. 4 and against Loyola
Marymount (52) on Dec. 21. They just missed against James Madison when the
Dukes tallied 56 points. Overall, the Huskies are holding opponents to 66.7
points per game this season.
Freshman guard Giuliana Mendiola is off to a great start in
her first season as a Husky. Here are a few highlights from the year:
- Leads UW in rebounding (6.4) and assists (3.9)
- Second-leading scorer at 10.8 points per game
- No. 6 rebounder in the Pac-10
- Seattle Times Classic MVP ... 37 points, 15 rebounds, three turnovers in
- Four double-doubles this season
- Assist to turnover ratio is 1.4 ... fourth-best in the Pac-10
- Has started 18-20 games
- Plays point guard and either wing position
- A few more notes ... the younger sister of teammate Gioconda ... takes
care of the ball well, with only one turnover in her first college game, at
Indiana, none at Boise State and none against Loyola Marymount ... eight
assists versus UCLA ... In the triple OT win over USC, had 12 points, 10
rebounds, six assists and only two turnovers in 41 minutes of action ... was
held scoreless at California, for, in her own memory "probably the first
Mendiola, who scored 3,069 points during her prep career, is in the top
10 in five different Pac-10 statistical categories. Here is a look at where
she ranks on each Pac-10 list:
rank category statistics
No. 4 assist/turnover ratio 1.42
No. 4 assists 3.95 apg
No. 5 defensive rebounds 4.11
No. 6 rebounding 6.4 rpg
No. 10 3 pt. FG made 25 (1.32 pg)
No. 20 scoring 10.8 ppg
Freshman guard Gioconda Mendiola, older sister to Giuliana, had
a career high when she posted a team-leading 10 points against UCLA Jan. 4.
Mendiola had only scored in two of the nine games in which she had played to
that point in the season. Her previous high was five points against James
Mendiola graduated from high school in June, 1999 and then remained at
home in California for a year before starting school. She and younger sister
Giuliana wanted to start college at the same time, so that they could play
four years together.
Payne Returns to Action:
Sophomore guard Loree Payne has returned to the
form Husky fans are used to. UW's leading scorer as a freshman last season
(17.4 ppg), Payne missed the first six games after being sidelined by a
stress fracture in her left foot. The sophomore guard, who was on the
gold-medal winning USA Basketball Jones Cup team this summer, is back in the
starting lineup and bumped her scoring average into double figures for the
first time this year after tallying 29 points, including seven three
pointers, in the Oregon series two weeks ago. She followed that by shaking
off a 2-for-10 performance by hitting the winning three point basket with
:58 seconds remaining in the game at California. Payne has scored in double
figures in six of the last seven games.
Gioconda Mendiola had surgery Feb. 1 to repair a sprained
thumb on her right hand. She did not play at WSU and will not play this
Loree Payne missed the first six game with a stress fracture in her
left foot but returned Dec. 21. LeAnn Sheets suffered a left ankle sprain at
Boise State and missed the Nebraska and Oklahoma State games. Sarah Keeler
had a minor meniscus tear in December and is redshirting this season.
Huskies in Overtime:
The triple overtime game against USC Jan. 7 was
Washington's second extra period contest this season. The Huskies opened the
year with a 77-74 loss at the buzzer in one overtime period at Indiana. The
triple overtime game against USC was the first in UW school history.
Washington's all-time record in overtime is 8-9 since 1976.
So Far, So Good:
Washington wrapped up the non-conference portion of its
schedule with a mark of 7-3, its best non-league record since 1997-98 when
it was 9-0. Included in that record is a 3-1 mark on the road. The only
three non-conference losses of the season came in overtime at the buzzer at
Indiana, at the hands of No. 1 Connecticut and a two-point loss to a 10-1
Colorado State team. The third straight road win, at Oklahoma State Dec. 3,
equalled UW's mark from all of last season. The wins have been impressive,
beginning with a 73-60 thumping of a Michigan team that had knocked off
Louisiana Tech two nights earlier. The Huskies rebounded from the UConn loss
by cruising past Boise State, 87-67, and followed with the win at OSU and
its first home victory in the new arena, against Nebraska. The Huskies
currently have a home mark of 6-3. Helping the cause this year has been
increased scoring from the bench and a versatile rotation that is nearly
three deep at every position.
UW 91, at WSU 71Ñ Megan Franza scored 15 points to lead a contingent of four
Washington players that scored in double figures as the Huskies defeated
Washington State, 91-71, at Friel Court.
WSU's Sarah Barrett scored a game-high 17 points to also lead a group
of four Cougar players that scored in double figures. However, poor first
half shooting plagued WSU and set a deficit that the Cougars could not
WSU converted 8-of-35 shots (22.9 percent) from the field in the first
half compared to a 16-of-32 effort from the floor for Washington. The
Cougars rebounded in the second half but ended the game shooting 26-of-70
(.371) from the field compared to the Huskies' 50 percent effort for the
The Huskies, who never trailed in the contest, jumped out to 9-3 lead
in the opening four minutes of the game. WSU went on a 5-0 run to cut the
lead to 9-8 at the 14:48 mark of the half but then went ice-cold while the
Huskies heated up. WSU would score 15 points for the rest of the half as the
Cougars made five field goals in that stretch. The Huskies took advantage of
the Cougars' cold spell, scoring 39 points in that 14:48 period to take a
25-point halftime lead.
Along with Franza's 15, Loree Payne and Andrea Lalum added 14 points
while Giuliana Mendiola chipped in 13 for Washington.