Huskies take care of business against Tigers

www.dailyuw.com – RSS Results in sports,sports/* of type article Another game, another blowout win over an unranked team for the No. 11 Washington women’s basketball team.On Sunday, the Huskies (11-1) beat Savannah State 87-36 in its final nonconference home game at Alaska Airlines Arena to earn its ninth win by at least 30 points this season.“I was worried about whether or not we’ve been tested enough,” head coach Mike Neighbors said. “But then I saw that our strength of schedule is No. 24 in the country. We’re playing good teams but we’re just playing well. We’re playing good at the right times.”
But not all blowouts start off easily.After missing its first six shots of the game and going scoreless for over three minutes, Washington took an early 3-2 lead after redshirt senior forward Katie Collier converted an and-one.With just under four minutes left in the opening quarter, redshirt junior guard Heather Corral — playing her first game since a thumb injury on Nov. 27 against Portland — made her first shot of the game, a 3-pointer to kickstart a 9-0 run that would give the UW the lead for good.Senior guard Kelsey Plum assisted Collier seconds later to set the score at 12-6.Corral scored again during a fast break with two minutes left. After a timeout, she drove to the basket for her third score of the quarter. By the end of the period, with the Huskies ahead 21-8, she led the UW with seven points off 3-for-4 shooting while making the team’s only three.“All the coaches joke that I couldn’t dive in games,” Corral said. “But after the Portland game, they told me that I couldn’t dive. Now, it’s a team rule. If I dive, I come out the game … Then today, the trainers saw me driving to the basket and told me that I’m just …


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