Washington junior forward Hannah Johnson (1) grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds Sunday in the Huskies’ 56-49 victory over Washington State. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington junior forward Hannah Johnson (1) grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds Sunday in the Huskies’ 56-49 victory over Washington State. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UW women earn their first Pac-12 victory of the season

Junior forward Hannah Johnson enjoys a career day as Washington tops Washington State, 56-49

SEATTLE — Hannah Johnson tied her career high with 13 points and grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds to help Washington defeat Washington State 56-49 in Pac-12 women’s basketball action Sunday.

With the victory, the Huskies snapped a seven-game losing streak and earned their first Pac-12 win of the season.

Johnson turned in her second double-double in two games and third in the past four as the Huskies (7-12, 1-7) rebounded from a 78-75 overtime loss at WSU (9-11, 2-6) on Wednesday and denied the Cougars their first season sweep of UW since 2013-14 season.

Amber Melgoza added 14 points and Jenna Moser 10 for Washington, which built a 32-15 halftime lead after the Cougars shot just 19 percent from the floor in the first half.

The Cougars, trailing by 15 entering the fourth quarter, used a 12-2 run — with five points from Chanelle Molina — to get within three, 52-49, with 1:17 remaining.

Mai-Loni Henson hit a jumper with 46 seconds remaining — Washington’s first field goal in nearly six minutes — to give the Huskies a 54-49 lead. After Washington State was called for a moving screen, Melgoza added two free throws with 24 seconds showing.

Molina scored 17 points and Kayla Washington 10 for the Cougars. Louise Brown grabbed 11 rebounds. Borislava Hristova, who scored 25 points in Wednesday’s victory and came into Sunday’s contest as the Pac-12’s leading scorer at 19.5 points per game, made only 1 of 11 shots from the floor and finished with three points.

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