Washington Huskies Natalie Romeo Accepts Challenge of Third Standout, Leads Huskies In Victory 90-67
The reasoning was sound, the challenge was authentic, the response was lightning fast, and the results were incredible. The University of Washington Huskies‘ Women’s basketball team soundly defeated the California Golden Bears Women’s basketball team by the score of 90-67.
After the Washington Huskies’ Women’s basketball team’s last victory, Husky Haul challenged the team to find a third standout player. Kelsey Plum is an elite scorer. Chantel Osahor is a phenomenal rebounder. But basketball analytics is very rigid on the matter.
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If you want to win, you need three standouts on the basketball team. The Washington Women’s basketball team has two. But Natalie Romeo’s performance tonight was at an altogether higher level. She was the third of three players named in the article. She is also the only one of the three to never miss a game.
The theory is sound. Opponents can defend one or two standouts. But with three, basketball defenses break down. If two players are doubled, the third gets a single defender.
And the walls come tumbling down.