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02-21 Washington Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/21/2008
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TUCSON , Ariz. (AP) ?C Sami Whitcomb and Katelan Redmon each scored 11 points and Washington hung on despite nearly blowing a 15-point second half lead for a 60-58 victory over Arizona on Thursday.

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Arizonaˇ?s Ashley Whisonant, who scored a game-high 23 points, missed a desperation shot with 2 seconds left to give the Huskies their seventh straight victory over the Wildcats.

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Washington (12-15, 7-8) had Andrea Plouffe and Laura McLellan score 10 apiece to lead a balance attack.

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Rheya Neabors added 10 for the Wildcats (9-17, 3-12).? Arizona closed to within 60-58 with 19 seconds left on a Neabors three-pointer. Washington had gone up when Plouffe used a baseline move for a lay-in to go ahead 59-54.

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Washington was on a dry spell and the Wildcats took advantage with Whisonant scoring on a break away lay-up to cut the deficit to 56-53 with 2:01 remaining.

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Whisonant scored six quick points before Rheya Neabors connected on a short jumper to close the gap to 49-41.

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Redmon continued a Huskies early second-half surge with a jumper and a free throw to take a 47-34 lead. It was part of a Washington smothering defense that forced nine Arizona turnovers in an eight-minute span.

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Washingtonˇ?s Michelle Augustavo hit a three-pointer and Emily Florence followed with a drive down the middle of the lane for a 44-32 lead with 13:16 remaining as part of a 16-4 run after the halftime break.

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The Huskies scored the initial eight points with Plouffe making a pair of free throws and a short jumper and Kali Bennett following up a pair of misses with buckets.


Arizonaˇ?s Sarah Hays capped an eight-point run to give the Wildcats the lead only to have Washington tie the game 28-28 at halftime.

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Arizona will next host Washington State on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. in McKale Center.

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