Washington women beat Washington State 70-54

  • Sat Feb 27th, 2010 4:56pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Regina Rogers scored a career-high 23 points to help lead Washington past Washington State 70-54 for its 30th consecutive win over the Cougars on Saturday.

Rogers shot 9-for-14 from the field and made 5 of 7 free throws as she dominated the inside to break her previous career high of 13 points.

Sami Whitcomb had 12 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and six steals for Washington (10-16, 5-11 Pac-10), which ended a six-game losing streak. The Huskies remained in eighth place.

Kristi Kingma and Sarah Morton had eight points apiece for the Huskies.

April Cook had 14 points to lead Washington State (7-20, 2-13), which last beat the Huskies in 1995. The Cougars have not won in Seattle since 1993.

KiKi Moore added nine points for the Cougars. Jazmine Perkins and Carly Noyes had eight points each.

Cook made a 3-pointer to pull the Cougars within five points midway through the second half before Rogers responded with back-to-back inside baskets.

The Huskies scored 17 consecutive points, including 12 free throws, to turn a four-point deficit into a 34-21 lead late in the first half. The Cougars never trailed during the first 13 minutes of the game until they went scoreless for nearly six minutes.

The Huskies shot 24-for-33 (73 percent) on free throws while the Cougars shot 8-for-21 (38 percent).

Whitcomb made only two shots from the field, but shot 7-for-9 on free throws.

Washington had lost 10 of its last 11 games since it beat the Cougars 76-70 in overtime Jan. 29 at Pullman.

Gov. Chris Gregoire attended the game. She is a 1969 graduate of Washington.