EUGENE, Ore.— The University of Oregon women’s basketball team fell to the Washington Huskies 97-71 Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena. With the victory, UW advanced to 18-6 overall and 10-3 in Pac-12 Conference action, while the Ducks fell to 3-22 on the year and 1-12 in conference play.
UO was led offensively by Jillian Alleyne (20 points) and Ariel Thomas (12 points). Two other Ducks scored in double figures as Liz Brenner and Amanda Delgado added 10 and 11 points, respectively.
The Ducks made 43.1% of their field goal attempts (28-of-65), including 31.8% shooting from three-point range (7-of-22).
Washington’s Kristi Kingma (35 points; 12-of-19) had a historic night for the Huskies as she set a Pac-12 regular season single game record for three-point baskets, making 11-of-17. UW’s 18 successful three-point attempts in the game also mark a Pac-12 team record.
The Huskies started the game off shooting red hot from beyond the arc as they hit three three-pointers to go up 9-2 early in the first half. Amanda Delgado drained a three of her own from way downtown in response, before Liz Brenner hit a mid-range jumper to bring the Ducks within two.
UW went on a 14-6 run thanks to more solid shooting from three-point range from Kingma and Heather Corral, but Oregon was able to stay close by feeding Brenner down low. After the teams traded baskets, however, the Huskies closed out the half on a 19-8 run as Kingma continued her excellent shooting.
Washington’s 17-point halftime lead was largely attributed to Kingma as she scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 from three-point range. The Huskies shot 50% (9-of-18) from downtown in the first period. Jazmine Davis contributed 11 points and five assists as well for UW.
Brenner led the Ducks in the first period, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting and grabbing six rebounds.
Kingma opened the second half with back-to-back three-pointers for the Huskies before Ariel Thomas hit a three of her own. Jillian Alleyne and Aminah Williams then traded baskets for several possessions to bring the score to 61-39.
Behind Kingma’s impressive shooting and the rest of the Huskies’ starters’ balanced scoring, UW was able to maintain and extend their lead throughout the second half.
Oregon held the advantage in shooting percentage 43.1% to 42.2%, but the Huskies topped the Ducks shooting from outside as they shot 43.9% to Oregon’s 31.8% from long range. UO led in fast break points 27-10, but UW had 30 second chance points compared to Oregon’s 10.
The Ducks (3-22, 1-12 Pac-12) returns to Matthew Knight Arena to play Washington State on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks’ Regional channels.
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