The Washington Women’s Basketball Huskies opened their 2023-2024 season with a blowout victory over the Sacramento State Hornets, behind 11 made three-pointers.
The Huskies shot 40.7% from three-point range (11 for 27) and
UW out-rebounded Sac State 42 to 21.
The Huskies had 16 team assists versus just five for the Hornets.
The Dawgs defense forced 11 steals from the Hornets, as well as blocked six shots; however, the Huskies did commit 15 turnovers.
Overall, the Huskies well-balanced attack, solid defense and ball movement were huge positives that they can hopefully carry forward through the rest of the schedule.
The Huskies outscored the Hornets 23 – 7 in the first period.
Washington’s leading scorers in the quarter were Hannah Stines and Dalyah Daniels with six points each.
Stines added 3 rebounds, 2 assists and one steal in 10 minutes; meanwhile, Daniels added one rebound and one block in five minutes of play.
UW outscored Sacramento State 17-6 in the second period.
UW’s leading scorer was Elle Ladine with 6 points, as well as one assist and one steal in five minutes.
The Dawgs outscored the Hornets 29-12 in an explosive third period.
Elle Ladine led the Huskies with 10 points in the quarter, as well as one rebound and one steal in seven minutes of play.
Teagan Brown contributed six points, as well as one rebound and one assist in three minutes.
In a low scoring final period, the Huskies outscored the Hornets, 7-3, and secured a blowout victory, 76 – 28.
Sayvia Sellers; Ari Long (with one rebound, one assist and one steal); and Shayla Gillmer (with six rebounds and one steal) contributed two points each.
Overall, the Washington Huskies displayed a well-balanced offensive attack, solid defense and quick ball movement — all huge positives that they can hopefully carry forward through the rest of the schedule.
UW WBB Player of the Game: Elle Ladine
Elle Ladine scored a team-leading 20 points (9 for 15 shooting) and tallied 5 rebounds. 3 steals and one assist in 18 minutes.
Ladine’s all-around game was calm and confident and really displayed her growth in the mental aspects of the game; as well as skill-wise, as her shooting form looks more consistent and technically sound.
NEXT: versus North Carolina Central
The Washington Huskies host North Carolina Central Eagles on Thursday, November 9th at 5PM Pacific.