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Gearlds fuels Purdue past Washington

Nov 18, 2006 - 1:37 AM WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- Katie Gearlds scored 31 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 13 Purdue recorded an 88-64 victory over 23rd-ranked Washington.

Gearlds made 11-of-18 shots, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. She added six rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes.

Lindsey Wisdom-Hylton contributed 13 points and seven blocks, Erin Lawless had 12 points and Danielle Campbell 11 for the Boilermakers (4-0), who shot 57 percent (30-of-52), including a blistering 10-of-14 from the arc.

Purdue shot 16-of-24 in the first half en route to a 43-34 halftime lead. The Boilermakers leaned on their defense after intermission, holding Washington to 23 percent (9-of-38) shooting in the second half.

Andrea Plouffe scored 16 points and Cameo Hicks added 13 for the Huskies (0-2), who finished at 30 percent shooting (23-of-75) and were outrebounded, 45-30.

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