SEATTLE, Wash. – Jillian Alleyne scored 30 points and Katelyn Loper added 24 in her return but it wasn’t enough as the Oregon women’s basketball team lost, 108-100, to Washington on Friday night at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Oregon (13-13, 4-11 Pac-12) shot 43.8 percent in the game but the Huskies (16-10, 9-6) shot 42.7 percent from the field but went 31-of-39 at the free throw line in winning for the sixth time in seven games.
Alleyne posted her 23rd double-double of the season with 30 points and 22 rebounds. In two games against Washington this year, Alleyne scored 64 points and grabbed 47 boards.
On Friday night, Alleyne actually had her double-double in the first half, with 11 points and 15 rebounds at the break. The sophomore is now just one double-double away from tying the Oregon single-season record of 24, set by Bev Smith during the 1981-82 season.
Loper, who returned after missing four games with a medical issue, hit seven three-pointers in the game. Chrishae Rowe added 14 points and Ariel Thomas filled the stat sheet with 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
Washington was led by Kelsey Plum’s career-high 38 points while Jazmine Davis added 24. Aminah Williams snared 12 rebounds.
The game started as a shootout. Washington’s Plum hit her first three 3-pointers while Loper knocked down her first two. Loper went 4-for-5 on three-pointers in the first eight minutes of the game and led the Ducks with 14 points in that stretch.
Oregon led by as much as six points in the first half, at 27-21, when Megan Carpenter knocked down a jumper with 11:17 left before the break. But Washington responded with a 21-5 run to take a 42-32 lead with 5:24 remaining in the first.
Washington went into the locker room up 56-45. Plum had 18 first half points for UW while Loper had 18 for the Ducks.
Oregon sprinted out of the break on a 7-0 run to make it a 56-52 Washington lead with 17:28 left to play. But the Huskies responded yet again, this time putting up a 14-3 run to lead 70-55 with 14:42 remaining.
Oregon cut it to single digits at eight, 83-75, on a three-pointer by Loper with 8:01 left, her sixth of the game. After starting 1-of-9 from three, Washington’s Davis knocked down three straight on three consecutive possessions to give the Huskies a 97-85 lead with 4:41 remaining.
The Ducks made it a six point game, 99-93, on a jumper by Alleyne with 2:42 left by Oregon could get no closer in the loss.
Oregon will head to Pullman, Wash., to play Washington State at 1 p.m. The Ducks finish the regular season at home next weekend against Arizona State and Arizona.
Postgame Notes: Oregon lost for just the second time when reaching 100 points...The Ducks were 14-1 when reaching 100 points under head coach Paul Westhead.