McDonald Rallies Arizona Women Past Washington 69-59
SEATTLE (AP) — Aarion McDonald scored nine of her 24 points in the fourth quarter and Arizona pulled away late to beat Washington 69-59 on Thursday night.
The upset-minded Huskies hung with the Wildcats (15-7, 5-6 Pac-12 Conference) for three quarters. Hannah Johnson buried a 3-pointer to pull the Huskies even at 44 with 55 seconds remaining in the third quarter before McDonald answered with a jumper for a 46-44 lead heading to the final period.
But the Huskies (8-16, 1-11) went cold, making just 3 of 13 shots while sending Arizona to the foul line. McDonald was the main beneficiary, sinking 7 of 10 foul shots to help the Wildcats pull away. Amber Melgoza scored in the paint and Hannah Johnson added two free throws to give Washington a 51-48 lead with 6:35 left to play, but Lucia Alonso hit a 3, Sam Thomas scored down low and McDonald added two free throws in a 7-0 run and Arizona never trailed again.
Thomas finished with 15 points and Dominique McBryde scored 10. McDonald added seven rebounds and four assists.
Melgoza topped the Huskies with 24 points, while Darcy Rees scored 13.