7:00 PM ET, December 23, 2006
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) --Cameo Hicks scored eight of her 19 points in overtime Saturday to lead Washington to a 71-67 Pacific-10 Conference road win.Hicks also had 11 rebounds, and teammate Andrea Plouffe added 20 points for Washington (9-4, 2-0 Pac-10).Casey Nash had a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds for Oregon State (4-5, 0-2). Judie Lomax added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Beavers, who lost despite shooting 50 percent from the floor and holding Washington to 39 percent.Washington scored first in the extra period on a transition basket by Stefani Clark and never trailed again.Oregon State tied it at 63-63 on a Nash basket. But Hicks scored the next four points, including a steal and lay-up with 1:49 left that gave the Huskies their biggest lead of the game to that point at 67-63.Oregon State's Judie Lomax answered with a rebound and basket with 1:16 remaining, but the Beavers didn't score again. Hicks sealed it with a pair of free throws with nine seconds left.Washington had a poor night shooting. The Huskies made 11 of 35 field goals in the first half and trailed 26-24 at halftime. Washington finished 30 of 77 from the field.Oregon State was 29 of 58 from the field.The Beavers led by eight points several times during the first half, before Jill Bell scored six points in an 8-0 Washington run as the Huskies closed to within two at halftime.The game remained close throughout the second half before Nash scored six points in an 11-2 Oregon State run to put the Beavers ahead 55-48 with 5:15 remaining. Washington answered with seven in a row -- five by Hicks -- to tie the game.Hicks, who was averaging 18.2 points per game, had just 11 through regulation.Lomax's rebound and basket with 31 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 59-59.Washington had several potential game-winning shots in the final seconds but couldn't convert any of them.Washington averaged 75.4 points per game entering Pac-10 play.UW has won six in a row and 16 of the last 22 games between the two teams. The Huskies lead the all-time series 42-22.
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