Huskies oust Rainbow Wahine


Kelsey Plum scored 24 points and Jazmine Davis 22 to lead the University of Washington to a 67-50 win over Hawaii on Friday night in the first round of the WNIT in Seattle.

Aminah Williams added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (18-13), who led 34-25 at halftime.

Destiny King led Hawaii with 13 points and Kamilah Jackson had 10 points and eight rebounds. Shawn-Lei Kuehu was held to two points, going 1 for 5 from the field, to go along with five rebounds and five turnovers in 17 minutes of action.

The Rainbow Wahine, under third-year basketball coach Laura Beeman, finished their season with a 17-14 record.

The Huskies of the Pac-12 were outrebounded 59-48 by Hawaii, but the Rainbow Wahine only had four assists and 21 turnovers against the quicker Huskies.

Washington shot only 33 percent from the field while Hawaii had a nightmarish shooting performance, hitting a dismal 27 percent (17 of 64) from the floor, including 2 of 15 on 3-pointers.

Washington moves on to play at Oregon (16-15) on Monday night.

 

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