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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougars Defeated By Washington
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 03/01/2003
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March 1, 2003

Box Score

SEATTLE (AP) - Giuliana Mendiola scored 20 points and had five steals as No. 25 Washington defeated Washington State 73-49 Saturday.

The Huskies (21-6, 13-5 Pac-10) opened the game on an 11-0 run. During that span, the Cougars (2-25, 1-17 Pac-10) committed four turnovers and missed three shots. The Huskies later led 26-9 on back-to-back 3-pointers by Loree Payne and Cheryl Sorenson.

Washington State went almost seven minutes without a field goal and finished with more turnovers (18) than first-half points (17).

Bianca McCall led the Cougars with 20 points and Candace Fields added 13. Washington State shot a dismal 23 percent on 4-of-17 shooting in the first half and 32 percent for the game.

Andrea Lalum added 13 points and Emily Autrey had 12 points and three steals. Washington set a season-high with 24 steals.

Washington finished the season 14-0 at home, their best such mark since the 1988-89 season, which had 13 straight home wins.

The Huskies will be the second seed in the Pac-10 tournament, which begins March 7 in San Jose.

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