Washington State's run in the WNIT came to a quick end on Wednesday as the Cougars lost in the first round, falling 67-65 to Eastern Washington. Eastern hit the game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds to play to knock off WSU.
It was a mixed game for WSU. Lia Galdeira once again led the way, scoring 31 points on 23 shots. Despite Galdeira's effort, WSU couldn't get much going for the majority of the game. They got off to a slow start in the second half and EWU built out a healthy lead. WSU rallied back, however, and even took a lead with less than a minute to play. Galdeira hit a free throw to knot it up at 65. That set up the final possession for EWU. The Eagles ran the clock down and Jade Redmon made a layout with 0.4 to play to end WSU's season.
The loss makes it back-to-back one-and-done WNIT seasons for WSU. Unlike last year when WSU was relatively young with the majority of key players returning, the Cougars will have big shoes to fill next year. Tia Presley played her last game for WSU, finishing with 11 points. She finished her career No. 3 on the all-time scoring list behind just Jeanne Eggart and Galdeira.
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