The Washington Huskies responded to a blitz of three-pointers by the University of New Mexico with a 26-8 scoring surge in the fourth quarter to secure a UW victory, 67-56, and extend the Huskies’ WNIT post-season hopes.
Washington started the contest with a quick 5-0 run, followed by another 5-0 run mid-quarter to lead New Mexico, 67-56.
Elle Ladine was unstoppable as she scored 11 points in the final period on an array of driving layups, pull-up jumpers and a three pointer that showed her all-around offensive game.
The freshman displayed patience and poise under pressure as Ladine picked apart the New Mexico defense by using her dribble drive skills to get good shots; as well as, hitting a three-pointer for good measure.
The Washington Huskies move on to the third round of the WNIT, where they will face the winner of the Kansas State vs Wyoming game on Wednesday, March 21st. The location of the game is to be determined (TBD).