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Cougar women pull away from Pepperdine in opening night win 85-48

Borislava Hristova leads the way and moves into second on the program all-time scoring list.

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Coming into this season, it was pretty clear that, if the Cougar women were going to get back on track, Borislava Hristova was going to lead the way.

On Tuesday night, the redshirt senior did exactly that.

Hristova recorded 23 points to lead Washington State to a dominant 85-48 win over Pepperdine. She was one of four Cougar players to reach double figures in the win. Chanelle Molina put up 13 points, while Emma Nankervis and Bella Murekatete each added 10 points a piece.

Hristova also passed the 1,711 career point milestone in the win, moving into second place all-time in program history. Hristova, a.k.a. “Bobi Buckets,” needs just under 250 more points this season to pass the record of 1,967 set by Jeanne Eggart back in 1982.

“I’m really proud of Bobi,” Said Head Coach Kamie Ethridge after the game. “People don’t realize how much she struggled last year with all the things she was going through physically, mentally and emotionally. She had a great summer, she worked her tail off and she is doing so many good things for us. Not just offensively, but she is trying (to improve) on the defensive end and with being a leader. Now, it’s just a matter of time before she is on top (of the scoring list).”

The Cougars will look to remain undefeated as they host BYU for the second game of the season this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Beasley Coliseum.

Hristova Moves into 2nd Place on All-Time Scoring List in Coug Win - Washington State University Athletics
The senior collected a game-high 23 points to lead the Cougs to an 85-48 victory over Pepperdine.

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