Kristi Kingma scored 22 points and Washington's starters all scored in double figures as the Huskies defeated Arizona 74-65 Friday night for their fifth consecutive win.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Kristi Kingma scored 22 points and Washington’s starters all scored in double figures as the Huskies defeated Arizona 74-65 Friday night for their fifth consecutive win.
The five players accounted for all but four points for Washington (15-5, 7-2 Pac-12). Jazmine Davis returned after being sidelined with a concussion and scored 13 points. Aminah Williams also had 13 points.
Talia Walton added 12 points and had a team-high eight rebounds for the Huskies, and Mercedes Wetmore scored 10 points.
The key to the game was turnovers. Arizona (11-9, 3-6) had 20 and the Huskies had six. Washington scored 26 points off turnovers compared to five for the Wildcats.
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Washington led 39-30 at halftime and Arizona never got closer than six points in the second half.
After Arizona closed to 56-50, Kingma hit a three-pointer that began a 7-0 Washington run.
Arizona challenged one more time, making it 69-63 with 2:47 left, but Walton made a jumper to stop the run and Kingma made three free throws in the final 1:07 to clinch the UW win.
Davellyn Whyte led the Wildcats with 20 points. Kama Griffitts scored 15 points for Arizona, which has lost four in a row.
Arizona held a 46-33 edge on the boards, led by Alli Gloyd’s nine rebounds.
Percentages: FG .455, FT .643. Three-point goals: 5-24 (Walton 0-5, Wetmore 0-2, Kingma 5-13, Davis 0-2, Corral 0-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 4 (Walton 3, Williams). Turnovers: 6 (Walton, Williams 2, Wetmore 3). Steals: 8 (Walton, Williams, Wetmore 3, Kingma, Davis, Corral). Technical foul: Anderson.
Percentages: FG .387, FT .625. Three-point goals: 7-22 (Griffitts 3-11, Whyte 4-8, White 0-1, Crutchfield 0-1, Harris 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (Whyte, Cannon). Turnovers: 20 (Griffitts 3, Gloyd, Whyte 6, White, Crutchfield 4, Sutherland 2, Cannon 3). Steals: 2 (Whyte, Crutchfield). Technical fouls: None.
Attendance: 1,585. Officials: Melissa Barlow, Rick Showers, Cheryl Flores.