March 1, 2003
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).
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.