10:00 PM ET, December 29, 2006
SEATTLE (AP) -- Cameo Hicks had 18 points and Washington held Southern California scoreless for more than 10 minutes on the way to a 76-60 victory Friday.Washington (10-4, 3-0), playing its Pac-10 home opener, won its seventh in a row and extended its home winning streak to 10 games dating back to last season.Hicks, the Pac-10's fourth-leading scorer with 18.2 points per game, outshone the third-leading scorer, Trojan Shay Murphy. Hicks went 4-of-5 on three-pointers despite missing seven of her eight shots from inside the arc. Emily Florence had a season-high 11 rebounds and matched her season-best eight points.Murphy had 17 points for Southern Cal (6-7, 0-3), which remains winless in conference play after being ranked 22nd in the AP preseason poll. She missed 10 of 15 shots against the Huskies' relentless match-up zone.Andrea Plouffe, who had 11 points, nailed three straight jumpers to give Washington a 6-2 lead. The Huskies missed 16 of their next 17 shots and the Trojans went ahead 11-10.Then Southern California went scoreless for 10:11 as Washington opened up 31-11 lead following a combined 21-0 run after Hicks' second 3-pointer. Senior guard Erica Schelly sparked the run off the bench by scoring eight straight points -- including a pair of 3-point plays. In two minutes, the senior guard logged her career-high in points, bettering a seven-point effort as a sophomore at Michigan.The Huskies, who forced 17 turnovers, led 40-19 at halftime. Washington's biggest lead was 26 points at 51-25. The closest the Trojans got after that was the final score.Washington made its first 15 free throws and went 23-of-29 from the line.The Huskies, the Pac-10's top offensive-rebounding team, had 26 offensive rebounds -- 50 total. Southern Cal, tops in rebounding at 42 per game, managed just 35.