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WSU women’s basketball opens Pac-12 play with a win over the Huskies

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Borislava Hristova picked a good night to set a new career-high in points scored. The WSU junior scored 38 points and led the Cougars to a 79-76 win against the Huskies in Seattle.

Hristova scored the 38 points on just 24 shots from the field. WSU took the lead early in the first quarter and controlled most of the game. The Cougars led for nearly 35 minutes, building a lead as large as 16 points. The Huskies rallied multiple times late in the game, trimming the lead to one, but each time the Cougars had an answer.

Chanelle Molina, who chipped in 16 points, had the final answer for WSU, hitting this clutch three to squelch the Huskies’ final threat.

The win over Washington improved WSU’s record to 6-6 overall and 1-0 in Pac-12 play. The Cougs will stay on the road next week, traveling to play the Oregon schools. WSU will have a chance to complete the season sweep against the Huskies when it hosts Washington in February.

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Women’s basketball:

Borislava Hristova hits a career-high 38 as WSU women hold off Huskies, 79-76 | The Seattle Times
The Cougars star, who entered the game ranked third in the conference in scoring at 21.8 points a game, finished with the second-most points in a game this season for a Pac-12 player.

Cougars pick up first conference win – The Daily Evergreen
WSU women’s basketball opened up Pac-12 play defeating UW 79-76 Sunday afternoon in Seattle. The first of two games between the rivals this season opened up with neither team scoring for almost three minutes. The Huskies (7-6, 0-1) drew first blood with a three-pointer by senior guard Jenna Moser. A layup by redshirt junior Borislava...

Hristova scores career-high 38 as WSU beats Huskies in Pac-12 opener | The Spokesman-Review
Borislava Hristova scored 12 of her career-high 38 points in the final quarter and pulled down a game-saving rebound of a potential tying shot at the buzzer and Washington State held off Washington 79-76 in a Pac-12 Conference opener

Hristova Scores 38 to Lead Washington State Past Washington - Washington State University Athletics
The Cougars went on the road and downed the Huskies 79-76 to begin Pac-12 play.