Women's basketball: Idaho, Washington break NCAA record for three-pointers attempted
SEATTLE – Senior Chantel Osahora ccounted for the first triple-double in program history and the University of Washington women's basketball team knocked down a program record 19 three-pointers in a 105-53 win against Idaho on Tuesday (Nov. 22).
The two teams also broke an NCAA record with a combined 97 three-pointers attempted in the game, shattering the old record of 86.
Osahor finished the night with 11 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists, with the latter two being new career-highs for the Phoenix, Ariz. native.
Seven different Huskies contributed to the record-setting night from behind the arc, led by junior Natalie Romeo who recorded six in the game, including five in the first quarter to tally 18 points, a new high as a Husky.
Four players finished in double figures as the team went over the century mark for the third time this season. Washington's 52-point win was the largest margin of victory since Nov. 29, 2002.
Senior Kelsey Plum shot 10-of-16 from the floor, knocking down four three-pointers en route to 27 points to lead all scorers. She also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists in the contest. She's now scored in double figures in 107 of her 109 career games.
Washington got 33 points off the bench, led by freshman Mai-Loni Henson who burried three triples en route to 11 points to go along with four boards. Sophomore Hannah Johnson and senior Katie Collier also helped on the glass as Washington outrebounded Idaho, 67-29. Johnson was the Huskies' second leading rebounder with nine, followed by Collier with eight.
The first bucket of the game was indicative of the rest of the night as Osahor burried her first three less than one minute into the contest. Washington would go on to hit nine three-pointers by five different players to jump out to a 35-8 lead after 10 minutes of play.
After going 2-of-20 from the floor in the first, Idaho used an 11-0 run late in the second quarter to outscore the Huskies, 21-19, but Washington held the visitors to just 13 and 11 points in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, to run away with the 52-point win.