Pepperdine Falls at Washington 70-51
Nov. 27, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash. – For the second straight game, Pepperdine struggled rebounding the basketball and Washington took full advantage, taking a 70-51 decision Tuesday night at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Waves (2-4) scored 22 points off turnovers by the Huskies (4-1) but it was not enough to offset a 43-24 rebound deficit.
Robie Mayberry (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd HS) and Jade McNorton (Boise, Idaho/Centennial HS) paced the offense with 12 points each. It was the second straight game McNorton has established a career-high in scoring. Shay Cooney-Williams (Frisco, Texas/Frisco HS) added 10 points and three assists for the Waves.
Pepperdine got off to a strong start and built a seven-point lead, 19-12 on a 3-pointer by Cooney-Williams with 8:20 remaining. The Huskies responded with a 21-4 run to close the half and never looked back and carried a 33-23 lead into the intermission. Washington led by as many as 20 in the second half and the Waves were unable to reduce the deficit to single digits in the second half.
Washington out-rebounded Pepperdine 43-24, 14-8 on the offensive glass and held a 32-24 advantage in scoring in the paint. The Waves outscored the Husky reserves 33-3. For the night, Pepperdine recorded 15 assists, with three each from Ea Shoushtari (Los Angeles, Calif. L.A.C..E.S.), Alisha Roberts (Burnaby, B.C./York House School) and Cooney-Williams, on 21 field goals.
Three Huskies – Aminah Williams, Kristi Kingma and Jazmine Davis – scored a game-high 17 points, with Williams pulling down a whopping 15 rebounds (seven offensive). No Wave managed more than four boards in the contest.
Pepperdine shot .382 (21-55) from the field, while UW connected at a .474 (27-57) rate. The Huskies converted on .706 (12-17) from the free throw line, while the Waves made just half of their six attempts.
Pepperdine returns to action when it travels to the southeast to take on Arkansas, Sunday, December 2 in Fayetteville. Game time against the Razorbacks is set for noon (PT) in a game featuring a live broadcast via WaveCast on PepperdineSports.com.