SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington, which made a surprise run to the Final Four last season, started the current campaign hot and motored past Eastern Washington in Round 1 of the Preseason WNIT.
The Huskies (1-0) will host Colorado State in Round 2, with tipoff set for Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. PT.
Kelsey Plum rang up 32 points on the night, pouring in 25 points in the first half alone. Chantel Osahor added 13 points and seven rebounds; the Huskies also welcomed Nebraska transfer Natalie Romeo, whose eligibility had been up in the air for most of the offseason. Mai-Loni Henson, a freshman, closed with 12 points.
Eastern Washington scored just seven points in the second quarter but did a nice job clamping down defensively in the final quarter. Leading the way in scoring for the Eagles was Delaney Hodgins, who had 13 points. Tisha Phillips added 12 points.