Women's Hoops Loses 49-27 To Washington

November 24, 2010

Anchorage, Alaska----San Jose State's 31 turnovers proved costly in front of 4,641 fans at Sullivan Arena, as the University of Washington went on to win 49-27 in the third-place game, breaking their own two-game losing streak. 

With the loss in Game One to host Alaska Anchorage (48-35), the Spartans finish at the bottom of the women's field at fourth (0-2), in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout women's tournament. San Jose State falls to 0-6 in the season, while Washington improves to 2-2. 

The Spartans scored the second fewest points in a game in the program's 36-year history, only the contest vs. Utah on February 18, 1999 had fewer total points with 26.

The Spartans gave up 18 turnovers in the first half, but held the advantage in rebounds 19-15. AJ Newton went perfect in the first twenty, going 2-of-2 from the field and 1-of-1 from the arc. Newton's 2-point buzzer beater from the paint ended the first half, as the Huskies went on to enjoy a 26-12 advantage going into intermission.

Brittany Johnson led San Jose State with seven points with a game-high seven boards and three steals.

"It was great being in Alaska and to contribute to the team," added Brittany Johnson. "I go into each game trying to contribute in any way, whether it's scoring on offense or rebounding the ball."

Kristi Kingma netted a game-high 14 points for the Huskies and Mercedes Wetmore joined her in double-figures with ten points.

The Spartans led over the Huskies in total rebounds 32-29, but the Huskies held the advantage in steals 17-3. 

"The turnovers were costly to us," explained head coach Pam DeCosta.  "We need to improve on our shooting and being more aggresive.  This tournament gave us a great experience and we will move forward from here."

San Jose State will complete its season-long sixth consecutive road game at Northern Arizona on Wednesday, December 1. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

 WASHINGTON 49, SAN JOSE STATE 27

SAN JOSE STATE (0-6)
Brittany Johnson 3-9 1-2 7; Sara Plavljanin 2-12 2-3 6; AJ Newton 2-3 0-0 5;
Myesha Broaden 0-1 3-4 3; Liz Johnson 1-2 0-0 3; Dominique Hamilton 1-2 0-0
2; Leonie Solia 0-0 1-3 1; Monique Coble 0-0 0-0 0; Britney Bradley 0-4 0-1
0; Marisa Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 9-33 7-13 27.

WASHINGTON (2-2)
Kingma,Kristi 5-12 2-2 14; Wetmore,Mercedes 4-8 1-2 10; Heard,Marjorie 4-12
0-2 8; Argens,Mackenzie 2-4 3-6 7; Fortier,Kassia 1-2 2-2 5; Johnson,Amanda
0-1 3-4 3; Barlow,Charmaine 1-5 0-0 2; Williams,Mollie 0-2 0-0 0;
Moore,Ashley 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-48 11-18 49.

San Jose State................ 12 15 - 27
Washington.................... 26 23 - 49

3-point goals--San Jose State 2-12 (AJ Newton 1-2; Liz Johnson 1-1; Britney
Bradley 0-1; Sara Plavljanin 0-7; Brittany Johnson 0-1), Washington 4-11
(Kingma,Kristi 2-6; Fortier,Kassia 1-2; Wetmore,Mercedes 1-2; Johnson,Amanda
0-1). Fouled out--San Jose State-Leonie Solia, Washington-Argens,Mackenzie.
Rebounds--San Jose State 32 (Brittany Johnson 7), Washington 29
(Argens,Mackenzie 4; Fortier,Kassia 4; Williams,Mollie 4; Kingma,Kristi 4).
Assists--San Jose State 5 (Britney Bradley 2), Washington 14
(Wetmore,Mercedes 5). Total fouls--San Jose State 14, Washington 17.
Technical fouls--San Jose State-None, Washington-None. A-4641
Women's Game 3 - Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout (3rd place)
Carrs/Safeway Player of the Game: K Kingma (UW)