EUGENE, Ore. — Sedona Prince scored 16 points and blocked five shots, Lydia Giomi added a double-double off the bench and No. 13 Oregon defeated Washington 69-52 on Sunday.
The Huskies (4-6, 1-6 Pac-12) were coming off a three-week layoff due to COVID-19 protocols – including 10 days of no activities – and spent much of the day kicking off the rust and chasing the Ducks (11-3, 9-3) from behind.
“We had a tough time finding our rhythm in the first half with some uncertainties,” Husky coach Jody Wynn said. “I think we settled in better during the second half. We moved the ball and made some good plays defensively.”
Washington took an early 7-5 lead on a corner three from Haley Van Dyke in the first quarter, but Oregon responded with a 12-0 run and never trailed again.
The Ducks were playing without two of their top three scorers in forwards Erin Boley (back) and Nyara Sabally (ankle), but had enough depth and plenty of height to run away from the Huskies.
Giomi, from West Seattle High School, had 11 points and 10 rebounds and fellow reserve Sydney Parrish added 12 points for the Ducks.
Angela Dugalic scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds in her first career start for Oregon. Te-Hina Paopao scored 10 with six assists and three steals.
Van Dyke scored 13 to lead the Huskies. UW has lost four straight, the first one to the Ducks 73-49 in Seattle on Dec. 19. Since then the Huskies have had six games postponed, including the past five. Tameiya Sadler and Darcy Rees both scored 10.
The Ducks got the lead to 26-12 on a Giomi basket in the middle of the second quarter before the Huskies had an 11-2 run. It was 32-23 at the half.
Oregon scored the first four points of the third quarter to put the lead in double figures for good, stretching it as high as 20 and to 22 midway through the fourth quarter.
The usually high-powered Ducks continued to win with defense, holding their 10th opponent to fewer than 60 points.
Oregon goes to Utah on Friday. The Huskies have a makeup game with Oregon State on Tuesday.