Thomas leads No. 14 Washington to exhibition win

Returning Pac-10 freshman of the year Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points, though he and No. 14 Washington looked ragged throughout much of a 77-48 exhibition victory over Division II Central Washington on Wednesday night.

Quincy Pondexter, Washington‘s only senior and the replacement for departed star Jon Brockman as team leader, added 15 points and seven rebounds.

The defending Pac-10 champions, who open Nov. 13 against Wright State, shot 38 percent from the field despite constant open looks against an overmatched defense. They made just 18 of 37 free throws and had 15 turnovers.

Noble’D Shelton scored 10 points for Central Washington, which shot 15 percent in the first half.