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UA’s Bonvicini remains one win shy of No. 600

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SEATTLE – Cameo Hicks scored 17 of her 25 points in the second half Saturday to lead Washington past Arizona 79-64.

Hicks led the Huskies’ on a 36-12 second-half run. She hit all seven of her shots from the field in the half. She has scored at least 10 points in 19 straight games.

Jill Bell added 11 points for Washington (14-10, 7-6), which won for just the second time in eight games. The Huskies shot 54 percent from the floor.

UA senior guard Joy Hollingsworth had 26 points for Arizona (8-17, 2-11). The Pac-10′s seventh-leading scorer was 11 for 22 with four 3-pointers.

Ashley Whisonant added 17 for Arizona, which shot 41 percent.

Arizona had 24 turnovers to Washington’s 23.

Washington missed its first five shots and Arizona missed its first six in a sloppy first half.

Hicks’ 3-point play with 1:12 left gave the Huskies their largest lead at 27-19. Washington, which trailed only once – at 7-5 – led 27-21 at halftime.

Hicks opened the second with a 3-pointer from the top of the key to extend Washington’s lead to nine at 30-21. Arizona scored eight unanswered points before the Huskies took over.

Hicks’ spinning layup in transition and a short runner in the lane made it 63-39 with 6:27 left. Breanne Watson’s 3-pointer made it 66-41 with 5:49 left.

Arizona coach Joan Bonvicini, in her 27th season, remains one win shy of becoming the 18th coach in NCAA history with 600 wins.

It was Washington’s largest crowd of the season at 3,824 on National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The Huskies’ previous high mark was 3,175 on Jan. 20 against Washington State.

Other Pac-10 games

STANFORD, Calif. – Devanei Hampton had a big second half to finish with 22 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 21 California ended a 14-game losing streak to rival Stanford, beating the eighth-ranked Cardinal 72-57 Sunday.

Stanford struggled on offense, relying too much on the 3-point shot, and had its 17-game winning streak snapped in its first Pac-10 defeat. It was the team’s longest unbeaten run since getting 23 in a row two years ago – and Stanford also saw its 52-game home conference winning streak end.

In Saturday’s other Pac-10 games, Arizona State beat Washington State 66-41, UCLA topped Oregon State 75-65, and Oregon defeated USC 73-63.

PAC-10 WOMEN

Team – Conf. – Overall

Stanford 11-1 19-4

Arizona State 11-2 21-3

California 8-4 18-5

USC 8-5 14-9

Washington 7-6 14-10

UCLA 7-6 13-12

Oregon 5-7 13-9

Oregon State 3-9 8-13

Arizona 2-11 8-17

Washington State 1-12 5-18

Thursday’s games: Oregon State at Arizona, 7 p.m.; Oregon at Arizona State, 6:30 p.m.; Washington State at Stanford, 8 p.m.; Washington at California, 8 p.m.

Saturday’s games: Oregon at Arizona, 2 p.m.; UCLA at USC, noon; Washington at Stanford, 2 p.m.; Washington State at California, 3 p.m.; Oregon State at Arizona State, 4 p.m.

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