Friday , Nov , 25 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Never a doubt: Roy, Huskies rout Loyola-Marymount

=== Never a doubt: Roy, Huskies rout Loyola-Marymount ===

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Brandon Roy scored 19 points and Ryan Appleby
netted 18 as 25th-ranked Washington rolled to a 112-67 victory over Loyola-
Marymount at Bank of America Arena.

Jamaal Williams compiled 17 points and 12 rebounds while Bobby Jones added 15
points for the Huskies (6-0), who extended the nation’s longest home win
streak to 28 games and tuned up for their important early-season showdown with
No. 8 Gonzaga on December 4.

Washington overwhelmed the Lions (1-2) with precision shooting from beyond the
three-point line and by forcing mistakes. The Huskies sank 12-of-24 shots from
beyond the arc — six of those by Appleby — and scored 32 points off 28
Loyola Marymount turnovers, 22 of which came in the first half.

Wes Wardrop topped the Lions with 13 points and six turnovers. LMU has now
dropped two straight since a season-opening decision at Brigham Young.

Washington shot a sizzling 61 percent in the opening session and took a
whopping 65-31 lead into the locker room.

Up 16-12 early on, the Huskies outscored LMU 17-2 over a four-minute spurt in
the first half to break open the game. A three-pointer by Appleby started the
uprising and Hans Gasser drained a pair of triples during the run, the last of
which gave Washington a commanding 33-14 lead with 11:35 still to play before
the break.

The margin grew to 20 points two minutes later when Roy scored off teammate
Joel Smith’s steal. Roy then hit a pair of free throws and buried a jumper on
UW’s next possessions to put the hosts up 41-17 with 8:36 left in the half.

The Huskies refused to relent, as back-to-back layups by Smith fueled a 10-2
burst which extended the lead to 57-25 late in the opening period. Appleby
capped Washington’s scorching first half with a pair of three-pointers in the
final 1:15 for a 34-point advantage at intermission.

The Lions began the second half with a brief 6-2 run to get within 67-37, but
would trail by 30 points or more the rest of the way.

Loyola Marymount failed to make a field goal over the game’s final five
minutes, and the Huskies closed it out with a 13-1 burst for the final score.

Game Notes

Washington also reached the century mark in last year’s 100-93 victory at
Loyola Marymount. The Huskies have now scored over 100 points six times over
the past two seasons…Appleby finished 6-of-11 from three-point
range…Washington’s last home loss came to UCLA on January 10, 2004…The
Huskies improved to 54-17 all-time against West Coast Conference foes and have
won four of five meetings with the Lions…LMU lost 81-75 to Montana on
Monday.

WASHINGTON