Plum, Romero Lead No. 15 Washington Women Past Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kelsey Plum had 26 points, Natalie Romeo hit seven 3-pointers for 21 points and No. 15 Washington rolled to an 83-53 win over Portland on Sunday.
Chantel Osahor had 13 points and 17 rebounds for her sixth-straight double-double, a string that included the first triple-double for the Washington (6-1).
The Huskies knocked down four of their 13 3-pointers in the first quarter in opening a 23-8 lead.
After the Pilots (1-5) scored the opening basket, Romeo drained a 3 with Heather Corral following with another. Plum had the next four points to complete a 10-0 run. After two Portland free throws, Osahor had five points with a 3-point play and Romeo a trey in an 8-0 run.
Romeo, a junior transfer from Nebraska, finished one shy of her career high with eight treys for the Cornhuskers.
Darian Slaga had a career-high 24 points for Portland, which shot 18 percent in the first half and 29.5 for the game.