Washington (10-7, Pac-10 3-5) used a 10-2 run midway through the second half to clinch the victory.
Shannon Howell scored a career-high 40 points for Oregon State (10-6, Pac-10 4-3) but got little help from her teammates. Brina Chaney was the only
other Beaver to score in double figures with 17 points.
Howell's layup in traffic, with just over three minutes to play, pulled the Beavers to within five at 70-65. However, Gioconda Mendiola answered on the
next possession with a dagger-like 3-pointer to secure the win.
Giuliana Mendiola, Gioconda's sister, finished with 16 points for Washington.
Oregon State had won four of its last five games but defeated Washington only four times in their last 15 meetings.
In the first half, Cameo Hicks scored eight straight points off the bench in a 12-0 run as the Huskies pulled to an early lead at 21-15.
The Huskies eventually led 41-35 at the break behind Gioconda Mendiola's nine points for the first half, which included a desperation 3-pointer at the
Points: Gio. Mendiola 22, Giu. Mendiola 16, Watson 15, Lalum 14, Hicks 11, Bell 4, Craddock 3, A. Jones 2
Rebounds: Watson 8, Lalum 8, Hicks 5, Gio. Mendiola 4, Bell 4, TEAM 3, Giu. Mendiola 3, Castro 2, A. Jones 1
Assists: Gio. Mendiola, Giu. Mendiola, Lalum 4, Hicks 4, Lalum 2, Watson 1, Bell 1, Castro 1
Steals: Watson 1, Bell 1, Hicks 1
Blocks: Lalum 5, Hicks 2, Watson 1, Craddock 1
Huskies Take Care Of Oregon State 87-74
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