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Cats hold Huskies to 27.9% from field, win

Citizen Staff Report

Citizen Staff Report

A dominant second half lifted the University of Arizona women’s basketball team to its first Pac-10 win Thursday.

Trailing by one at halftime, UA outscored host Washington 36-21 in the second half to win 65-51.

Arizona finished on an 11-0 scoring run.

The Wildcats (8-11, 1-7) got 16 points and 16 rebounds from Amina Njonkou. Ify Ibekwe added 14 points and Faihza Hill had 11.

Washington (5-13, 1-7) was led by Sami Whitcomb, who had 14 points. The Huskies led 30-29 at halftime.

Arizona, Washington and Washington State are tied for last in the Pacific-10 Conference.

Washington cut a 10-point Arizona lead to 54-51 with 5:37 left, but the Huskies failed to score the rest of the way.

Ibekwe had six points for the Wildcats during a 13-2 run over a nearly eight-minute stretch in the second half. That gave Arizona a 52-42 lead with 7:50 left.

Washington was held to 24.3 percent shooting in the second half, and 27.9 percent for the game. Arizona shot 37.7 percent from the field.

The Wildcats outrebounded Washington 47-39 and made 21 free throws compared to the Huskies’ six.

Arizona visits Washington State at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Cats hold Huskies to 27.9% from field, get first Pac-10 win


School Conf. Overall

California 8-0 17-2

Stanford 7-1 16-4

Arizona State 6-2 14-6

UCLA 5-3 14-5

USC 5-3 11-8

Oregon 4-4 8-11

Oregon State 2-6 11-7

ARIZONA 1-7 8-11

Washington State 1-7 8-11

Washington 1-7 5-13

Thursday’s games: Arizona 65, Washington 51; Stanford 81, USC 53; California 64, UCLA 48; Arizona State 66, Washington State 47

Saturday’s game: Arizona at Washington State, 3 p.m.; Arizona State at Washington, 1 p.m.; Oregon State at Oregon, 3 p.m.; USC at California, 3 p.m.

Sunday’s game: UCLA at Stanford, 2 p.m.

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