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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
First Half Spurt Lifts Wildcat Women Past Cougars
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/12/2000
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Feb. 12, 2000

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sixteenth-ranked Arizona used a 25-11 run to end the first half to break open a close game and cruise to an 81-52 victory over Washington State in women's basketball, Saturday.

The win enabled the Wildcats (20-3, 10-2 Pac-10) to remain alone in first place in the Pac-10 while the Cougars (4-17, 1-10 Pac-10) lost for the fourth straight game.

The score was tied 11-11 with 14:03 remaining in the first half before the Wildcats went on their run to lead 36-22 at intermission. During the spurt, the Cougars were 3-for-17 from the field and committed ten turnovers.

"They (the Wildcats) are a lot bigger and quite honestly very fast up and down the court," WSU head coach Jenny Przekwas said. "We had trouble containing them. They are very talented."

Elizabeth Pickney tallied a game-high 21 points and added seven rebounds for Arizona and teammate Monika Crank contributed ten points off the bench.

Yvonne Volkman, Jen Kerns and Alison Eldridge each scored eight points to lead the Cougars. Alke Dietel and Kelley Berglund each added seven rebounds for WSU.

The Cougars return home, Thursday for a 7 p.m. game versus Oregon.

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