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Arizona Gains Revenge With 85-64 Win Over WSU

February 6, 1999

TUCSON, Ariz. - Angela Lackey and Felecity Willis combined for 38 points in leading the Arizona Wildcats past Washington State 85-64 in a Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball game before 2,092 fans at McKale Center Saturday evening.

Lackey led all players with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Willis was right behind with 18 points for the Wildcats (12-8 overall, 7-4 in Pac-10 play). Lisa Griffith added 15 points and broke the Wildcat career trey record with four, pushing her four-year total to 191. Reshea Bristol also hit double figures with 11 points.

Cathy McNeely, playing just her second game after missing eight contests with a sprained knee, led the Cougars (9-11, 3-8) with 13 points, while Victoria Harrod added 12 and Yvonne Volkman 10.

The Wildcats put the game away early in the second half, outscoring WSU 18-8 in the first seven minutes after holding a 41-31 lead at intermission. With 13 minutes left in the game, Arizona held a 59-39 lead and they never allowed the Cougars to get closer than 15 points. Arizona's biggest lead came with just over a minute to play, 84-60.

After coming out of Pullman on the short end of the score in January, the Wildcats came out much more prepared to play this time. Willis and Griffith knocked down three-pointers on Arizona's first two shots and they never really looked back. Julie Brase added a jumper and Elizabeth Pickney two free throws as the host team jumped to a 10-2 lead.

In the first meeting between these two teams, WSU's Tricia Lamb lit up the Wildcats with eight treys, including seven of eight in the opening half when the Cougars used a 27-0 run to put the game away.

"Today we struggled running any offensive motion," Cougar coach Harold Rhodes noted. "This team feeds off Tricia (Lamb) and when she struggles, so does the team. It also didn't help to play without (Alke) Dietel. Not having a 6-4 player who can handle the ball and help us go over the top of their defense makes a difference," he said about the loss of the Pac-10's number three scorer and number five rebounder, who had knee surgery two weeks ago and is lost for the rest of the year.

This time Lamb was held to a season low four points and managed to hit just two field goals in 16 attempts. She missed all six three pointers, just the fourth time this year she has not had a trey.

The Cougars closed out the first half by outscoring Arizona 13-7, cutting a 16 point Wildcat advantage, 34-18, to 10 points at halftime. Volkman downed a three-pointer and a free throw for a rare four-point play and McNeely hit a trey during the run, but other than that, the Cougars didn't have much success against the Wildcats.

WSU's recent shooting woes continued in the first half, as did the turnovers, 11 in the opening half. From the field, the Cougars hit just under 29 percent, while they managed just 57 percent at the free throw line. One bright spot was WSU's rebounding, where they held a 20-19 lead.

The rebounding advantage didn't hold up for the game, however, as Arizona ended up with a 40-36 lead. They also had two fewer turnovers than WSU's 23 and shot well, just under 51 percent. Meanwhile the Cougs hit 46 percent of their second half shots to finish the game at 36.5 percent.

WSU will now play five of their final seven games at home, including contests with Oregon and Oregon State next weekend.

WSU (9-11/3-8) - Volkman 3-8 35 10, Stinson 2-9 2-2 6, Quinton 1-3 0-0 2,
Nyseth 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 2-16 0-0 4, Harrod 3-3 6-8 12, Collisn 0-0 0-0 0,
Castle 0-1 0-0 0, McNeely 6-13 0-3 13, Kerns 3-6 0-0 8, DeAnda 3-4 3-4 9,
Team 23-63 14-22 64.

Arizona (12-8/7-4) -Lackey 7-14 6-8 20, Pickney 1-3 2-2 4, Griffith 4-7 3-4
15, Brase 4-8 0-0 9, Willis 8-11 1-2 18, Callahan 1-2 0-0 3, Bristol 4-10
3-3 11, Taylor 1-4 0-0 2, Mitchell 1-2 1-3 3, Team 31-61 16-22 85.

Halftime - Arizona 41, WSU 31.  3-point goals - WSU 4-20 (Volkman 1-3,
Stinson 0-2, Lamb 0-6, Castle 0-1, McNeely 1-4, Kerns 2-4), Arizona 7-10
(Griffith 4-4, Brase 1-3, Willis 1-1, Callahan 1-1, Bristol 0-1).  Fouled
Out - None.  Rebounds - WSU 36 (Harrod 7), Arizona 40 (Lackey 11).  Assists
- WSU 14 (Nyseth 7), Arizona 19 (Griffith 8).  Turnovers - WSU 23 (Nyseth,
Harrod, Kerns 4), Arizona 21 (Bristol 4).  Steals - WSU 8 (Nyseth 3),
Arizona 11 (four with 2).  Blocks - WSU 2 (Lamb, Harrod 1), Arizona 7
(Pickney, Willis 3). Total Fouls - WSU 17, Arizona 19.  Tech. - None.  A -
2,092.



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