The Washington Women’s Basketball Huskies rode a strong first quarter and then pressed cruise control to defeat Pacific in a 81-64 blowout victory over the Pacific Tigers that had its competitive moments.
The Huskies shot 50% from three-point range (11-22) and 51% overall (32-62).
The Huskies dished out 21 team assists but the Tigers countered with 15 assists of their own.
The Dawgs defense only mustered 8 steals and forced a season-low 12 turnovers from the Tigers — with UW scoring 19 points off those turnovers.
UW also had a season-low two blocks against Pacific.
The Huskies also committed 15 turnovers.
However, Washington’s dominance inside was the decisive factor in the game.
The Huskies were active on the boards with 12 offensive boards, and out-rebounded the Tigers 44 to 30 overall.
Washington also outscored Pacific in the paint with a 36-26 advantage.
Washington’s deep bench contributed 27 points.
The impressive Huskies freshman class made a solid contribution to the win:
Chloe Briggs with 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 31 minutes; Sayvia Sellers with 7 points, 5 assists, 5 steals, 1 rebounds and 1 block in 35 minutes; Ari Long with 5 points and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes; and Olivia Anderson with 2 points and 4 rebounds in 6 minutes.
The Washington Huskies outscored the Tigers in a dominant first period, 24 -12.
Washington’s leading scorers in the quarter were Lauren Schwartz with 8 points, Dalayah Daniels with 7 points and Hannah Stines with six points.
In addition to their scoring, Schwartz added 2 rebounds and 2 assists; Daniels added 3 rebounds; and Stines added one rebound and assist.
UW took their foot of the gas pedal offensively and defensively but still edged Pacific in scoring, 19-16 in the second period.
UW was led by a strong performance from Dalayah Daniels, leading all scorers with 10 points, as well as adding 3 three rebounds, 3 assist and one block.
At the half, the Dawgs led 43-28 over the Tigers.
In the third period, Washington was outscored by Pacific, 17-18.
The Huskies lackluster performance out of the locker room was offset by Shayla Gillmer’s 6 points and Ari Long’s 5 point contributions off the bench
Sellers, Stines and Schwartz were the only other scorers for UW with two points each.
The Pacific Tigers surged to cut Washington’s lead to single digits, but the Dawgs scored back-to-back baskets to end the third quarter with a 60-46 lead.
In a tightly contested final period, the Huskies regained control of the game, outscoring Pacific, 21-18 — with 12 points coming from three-point range.
Washington was led by Elle Ladine and Chloe Briggs, each with 8 points in the quarter.
Ladine added 5 rebounds, 2 assists and one steal as she guided the Dawgs down the final stretch.
The Dawgs secured a blowout victory over the Tigers, 81-64, with a business-like performance which was uneven at times.
UW WBB Player of the Game: Toss-Up/Pick’em
In an uneven team performance that lacked emotion at times, there is no definitive player of the game.
Dalayah Daniels posted a team-leading 17 points with 7 rebounds in 24 minutes (almost all in the first half).
Chloe Briggs had her best game as a Husky with 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and one steal in 31 minutes.
Elle Ladine gave an all-around effort with a team-leading 8 boards, along with 8 points, 2 assists and one steal in only 19 minutes, while coming alive in the fourth quarter to help secure the victory.
While, in her first starting role as a Husky, Sayvia Sellers continued to impress with 7 points, 5 assists, 5 steals, one rebound and one block (and only one turnover) in 35 minutes of play.
NEXT: versus Seattle U.
The Washington Huskies host Seattle University on Saturday, November 18th at 1PM Pacific.