Jazmine Davis’ 30 points help UW women to 76-69 victory over Pittsburgh
Jazmine Davis had her second 30-point performance of the Duel in the Desert tournament in Las Vegas in the Huskies’ victory over ACC foe Pittsburgh.
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LAS VEGAS — Jazmine Davis scored 30 points to help Washington earn a big win over Pittsburgh, 76-69, in the Duel in the Desert tournament at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
Davis took over down the stretch as the Panthers (7-6) looked to get back in the game, scoring 19 of her points in the second half. The junior shot 8 of 16 from the floor, including 3 of 8 from three-point range and 11 of 12 from the foul line.
Davis was named to the all-tournament team after scoring 70 points over three days, including two 30-point games, and helping the Huskies (6-4) to a 2-1 record.
Kelsey Plum finished with 19 points, and Aminah Williams had 14 rebounds. Williams had 40 rebounds in the tournament. Talia Walton had 14 points and nine rebounds. Mercedes Wetmore had her usual well-rounded game, finishing with eight points, three assists and three steals.
Washington surged to an early lead, using an effective zone defense to stifle Pittsburgh. Wetmore scored the first six points as the Huskies built a 9-0 lead, holding Pitt to 0-for-11 shooting over the first six minutes.
Pitt chipped away at the lead, getting to 20-19, with 7:19 to play in the half. Plum got hot from three-point range and finished the half with four three-pointers. Washington shot 7 of 16 from the three-point line in the half and led 33-28.
In the second half, the Huskies extended the lead to nine on a three-pointer from Walton. That would be their largest lead of the half, however, as the Panthers clawed their way back into the game.
Pittsburgh tied the score at 51-51 with 9:38 to play, but never took a lead as Davis finished a layup and after another tie she completed a three-point play to keep the Huskies on top. The combination of Davis’ slashing to the basket and hot shooting from Walton down the stretch helped Washington hang on.
Pittsburgh’s Asia Logan had 19 points and nine rebounds. Brianna Kiesel had 18 points and six assists.