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  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

    Oregon's season ends in setback to Washington

  • Oregon, which won only four games last year, capped a 16-16 campaign this season with a second-round loss to Washington in the WNIT, 93-85, Monday.
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  • Oregon, which won only four games last year, capped a 16-16 campaign this season with a second-round loss to Washington in the WNIT, 93-85, Monday.
    The setback brought to a close the careers of four seniors, as well as the five-year tenure of head coach Paul Westhead, whose contract was not renewed.
    Oregon led the Huskies by 12 points at halftime, but Washington caught fire in the second half while the Ducks went cold.
    The Huskies scored 12 straight at one point to take their first lead, 58-57, and made 15 of 16 free throws in the final two minutes to stave off Oregon's attempt to rally.
    UO senior Ariel Thomas led the Ducks with 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. The next generation for UO, sophomore Jillian Alleyne and freshman Chrishae Rowe, added 17 points apiece Monday, and Alleyne grabbed 25 rebounds. Her sixth rebound of the game gave Alleyne 500 for the season, making her just the fifth player in NCAA history to reach that mark.
    Alleyne leads the nation in rebounding and set a Pac-12 record with her 29th double-double Monday
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