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Huskies Run Away From WSU in Second Half
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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January 3, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. - Jamie Redd scored 10 of her team-high 17 points in the second half as the No. 8 Washington Huskies opened Pacific-10 Conference play with a 73-58 win over host Washington State Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 356 at Friel Court.

WSU's Alke Dietel led all players with 22 points, while teammate Yvonne Kunze added 18 for the Cougars (6-4 overall, 0-1 in league play). Amber Hall chipped in with 12 for Washington (10-0, 1-0), while Molly Hills added 11. Washington's perfect start is the school's best since 1976-77 when they opened the year with 11 straight wins.

The two teams battled on near even terms in the first half, with Washington taking a two-point advantage to the lockerroom at intermission, 31-29. Kunze had 10 of her 18 points in the opening 20 minutes, while Hall scored eight.

WSU harassed Washington with a fullcourt press in the first half and held its own in rebounding, gathering 19 boards, one less that the Huskies.

In the second half the Huskies established their superiority on the boards and ended up with a 46-39 advantage, including 15 offensive boards, many of which resulted in second chance baskets.

Washington scored the first nine points of the second half as Redd scored twice and assisted on an Amber Hall layin that helped the winners to a 40-29 lead they never gave up. The Cougars then made a run at Washington, cutting the deficit to three points, 40-37. Dietel scored a pair of baskets and a free throw and Joanna Smith hit a three-point basket to account for WSU's 8-0 run.

The Huskies then pulled away from the Cougars with a 17-4 run that produced a 57-41 lead midway through the final half. Five players contributed to the run, with Megan Franza scoring five, LeAnn Sheets and Redd four each, plus baskets by Hills and Malinda Lynch.

Washington outrebounded WSU in the second half 26-20 and shot better from the field (.471 to .323) in the final 20 minutes. WSU's fullcourt press produced 16 Cougar steals and 29 Husky turnovers, but the Cougars couldn't maintain their solid shooting in the final half, falling from 41 percent in the first period to 37 percent for the game.

WSU returns to action next weekend with a Thursday league game at Arizona, followed by a game at Arizona State Saturday. Washington plays the same two teams, ASU Thursday and Arizona Saturday.

Washingtons (73) - Amber Hall 5-11 2-2 12, Molly Hills 4-6, 0-1 11, Gena Pelz 3-6 0-0 6, Jamie Redd 8-22 0-0 17, Megan Franza 3-10 0-0 8, Melissa Erickson 0-0 0-0 0, Sarah Duncan 0-1 3-4 3, Anne Teel 0-1 1-1 1, Jill Pimley 3-4 1-2 7, Malinda Lynch 1-3 2-2 4, LeAnn Sheets 2-4 0-1 4, Team 29-68 9-13 73.

WSU (58) - Alke Dietel 10-16 2-3 22, Doreen Evans 1-4 0-1 3, Yvonne Kunze 7-12 4-6 18, Katie Nyseth 0-1 0-0 0, 0, Tricia Lamb 0-3 2-2 2, Victoria Harrod 0-0 0-0 0, Joanna Smith 3-11 0-0 9, Jennifer Kerns 0-4 2-4 2, Yvonne Volkman 0-5 0-0 0, Sheri Quinton 0-1 0-0 0, Alicia Rubio 1-3 0-0 2, Team 22-60 10-16 58.

Halftime - Washington 31, WSU 29 . 3-point goals - Washingtons 6-23 (Redd 1-8 Franza 2-8, Duncan 0-1, Teel 0-1 Hills 3-4, Lynch 0-1), WSU 4-21 (Nyseth 0-1, Evans 1-2, Dietel 0-4, Smith 3-8, Kerns 0-3, Volkman 0-3). Fouled out - None. Rebounds - Washingtons 46 (Hall 10), WSU 39 (Kunze 11). Assists - Washingtons 15 (Redd 5), WSU 17 (Kerns 11). Steals - Washingtons 10 (Hall 3), WSU 16 (Kerns 4). Turnovers - Washingtons 29 (Redd, Hills 6), WSU 25 (Kerns 7). Total Fouls - Washingtons 15, WSU 13. Technical - None. A-356.

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