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.