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Injuries piling up for Cougars women’s hoops

Washington State has FOUR injured players early in conference play.

WSU Athletic Communication

The Washington State women’s basketball team went into Friday morning’s game against Arizona without top scorers Lou Brown and Bobi Hristova who have been sidelined with undisclosed injuries.

By the end of the game, the Cougars lost two more players in the 68-49 loss to No. 18 Arizona State.

Freshmen Cameron Fernandez and Chanelle Molina left the game with what look to be two very serious injuries. Fernandez took a charge but hit her head on the hardwood while going down. Fernandez had to be stretchered off the court and no update regarding her status has been given.

WSU alumna and current Pac-12 broadcaster Cindy Brunson was in attendance and saw the whole thing go down.

Later in the game, Molina took a spill and had to be helped off the court by WSU’s coaches. It appears she could have torn her left ACL, according to Brunson.

Both Fernandez and Molina have seen increased roles since Brown and Hristova were sidelined, and now June Daugherty has to reach every deeper into her bench. It’s definitely bad luck for a team that is just a week removed from beating then No. 7 UCLA, the largest upset in program history.

Women's Basketball:

WSU player Cameron Fernandez suffers head injury, is expected to recover | The Seattle Times
Washington State freshman Cameron Fernandez hit her head on the court, was treated by emergency personnel and taken off by stretcher during a 68-49 loss to No. 19 Arizona State. A WSU spokesman said Fernandez is expected to make a full recovery.

Football:

Oregon officially announces hire of WSU D-line coach Joe Salave’a; WSU loses recruit to UW | The Seattle Times
Joe Salave'a signs a three-year deal and officially joins the Oregon football staff and will make more than he made at WSU