The Washington Women’s Basketball Huskies continued to showcase their new uptempo play with a 113 – 39 victory over the North Carolina Central Eagles.
The Huskies shot 44% from three-point range (12 for 27) and 57% overall (46 for 81).
UW flexed their dominance on the boards, out-rebounding the Eagles 62 to 28.
The Huskies dished out 26 team assists versus just five for the Eagles.
The Dawgs defense had 10 steals and forced 19 turnovers from the Eagles, scoring 35 points off those turnovers.
UW also blocked seven shots.
However, the Huskies did commit 13 turnovers.
Overall, Washington displayed aggressive defense, and their excellent ball movement led to multiple open shots from three-point range, as well finding teammates cutting to the basket.
Coach Tina Langley continued to showcase a deep bench that contributed 59 points.
Langley provided balanced playing time, yet significant playing time to the Huskies impressive freshman class: Sayvia Sellers (18 points, seven assists, 4 steals and 3 rebounds in 27 minutes); Ari Long (18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 17 minutes); Chloe Briggs (6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and one assist in 18 minutes); and Olivia Anderson (4 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 13 minutes).
The Huskies only outscored the Eagles 23 – 14 in the first period, as the Eagles were scrappy early on.
Washington’s leading scorers in the quarter were Lauren Schwartz with 8 points and Elle Ladine with six points.
With nine minutes of playing time each, Schwartz added 1 rebound and Ladine added 2 assists and one rebound in addition to their scoring.
UW stepped on the gas offensively and defensively and outscored N.C. Central 34-7 in the second period.
UW’s leading scorers were Elle Ladine, Lauren Schwartz and freshman Sayvia Sellers with 7 points each.
in addition to their scoring, Schwartz added one rebound and one assist in 5 minutes; and Ladine added 3 assists and 2 rebounds in seven minutes.
The Dawgs continued their offensive onslaught in the third period, outscoring the Eagles 27-11.
The Huskies had balanced scoring with Dalayah Daniels tallying a team-leading 5 points; meanwhile, Elle Ladine, Hannah Stines, Teagan Brown and Ari Long all contributed 4 points each.
In a high-scoring final period, the Huskies scorched the Eagles, 29-7, and secured a blowout victory, 113-39.
Washington was led by freshmen Ari Long (11 points, 3 rebounds, one assist and one steal in ); Sayvia Sellers (seven points, three steals and 2 assists); and Ari Long (with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 10 minutes).
Overall, the Huskies were more explosive offensively and more aggressive defensively than in their season opener against Sacramento State (another blowout victory).
UW WBB Player of the Game: Sayvia Sellers
Dalayah Daniels can’t be overlooked, as she posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Sayvia Sellers clearly possesses a high basketball IQ, which she uses to control the offensive tempo and find her team’s best scoring opportunity — while probing the defense with her dribble.
We believe Sellers’ all-around impact on the victory just scratched the surface of what she is capable of, and with more experience, she will be a critical positive factor for the success of the Washington Huskies this season.
NEXT: versus Pacific
The Washington Huskies host Pacific on Wednesday, November 15th at 7PM Pacific.