January 31, 2011 in Sports

UW women hold off Cougars

Huskies win 31st straight over Cougs
 
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Washington State’s Ireti Amojo, left, and Washington’s Charmaine Barlow battle for the ball in the first half.
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SEATTLE – Kristi Kingma scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 3:16 to play that stopped a Washington State scoring surge, and Washington held off the Cougars 64-52 Sunday.

It was the 31st straight win for the Huskies (8-10, 3-6 Pacific-10) against their cross-state rival.

Washington State (5-16, 3-6 Pac-10) has not beaten the Washington since 1995 and has not won in Seattle since 1993.

Kingma was 11 of 20 from the field, finished one point shy of her career high and added six rebounds. Marjorie Heard led Washington with seven rebounds.

April Cook led the Cougars with 11 points, and Jazmine Perkins had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Washington led 51-33 with 10:40 to play and seemed to be in command, but Washington State scored the next 13 points, cutting it to 51-46 with 4:46 to play. Kingma then hit a 3 from the right side to put the Huskies back up by eight, and the Cougars never got closer than seven the rest of the way.

Perkins started Washington State’s rally with a 3-pointer and two free throws. Sage Romberg drained a 3, Cook hit a free throw, and Ireti Amojo added two foul shots and a short jumper from the left corner.

The Huskies limited Amojo to nine points after she scored a career-high 21 at Arizona on Jan. 22.

Washington shot just 30.9 percent while Washington State shot 30 percent and turned it over 27 times, leading to 23 Huskies points.


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