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Women's Basketball: Cougars fall to #23 Arizona State 61-58

The Cougars exchanged leads with the Sun Devils in the fourth quarter but couldn't overcome ASU's strong finish.

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The Washington State women's basketball team fell to #23 Arizona State 61-58 Friday evening inside of Beasley Coliseum after being outscored 34-28 in the final two quarters.

It's been a rough season for June Daugherty's Cougars who, after an impressive win over #7 UCLA back in December (the largest upset in program history) have lost their three top scorers to season-ending injuries. Since Bobi Hristova, Chanelle Molina, and Louise Brown went down, Washington State has relied on its entire roster to keep them in ball games.

Say what you will, but it speaks volumes to the Daugherty and her staff's ability to still have the Cougars play competitive basketball. It's hard to imagine many other programs that would still be able to compete and win games when their top three scorers are out for an extended period of time.

Alexys Swedlund lead Washington State in scoring with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the floor. Swedlund, a sophomore from Rapid City, South Dakota, was the Cougars' only double-digit scorer. Freshman Kayla Washington added nine points and Pinelopi Pavlopoulou and Nike McClure contributed eight points each.

For the Sun Devils, Sabrina Haines lead the way with 17 points and Quinn Dornstauder recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Arizona State only lead the game for a total of 4:47 compared to Washington State's 28:13, they found themselves ahead at the buzzer after two desperation threes by Swedlund and Pavlopoulou fell short.

Women's Basketball:

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Football:

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Men's Basketball:

Cougars Look for Season Sweep of Buffaloes Sunday - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics

Volleyball:

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The husband of head coach Jen Greeny is now is in charge of recruiting and is associate head coach.

Track and Field:

Cougars Find Success at Albuquerque and Seattle Indoor Meets - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics