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WSU basketball finishes the weekend on high notes

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Florida A&M v Washington State Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish and the Washington State Cougars’ basketball programs finished the weekend quite well. Both the men’s and women’s teams dropped their first game of the week, but both rallied back by winning their second.

The men’s team got it started on Saturday with their 79-71 overtime win against UCLA. To celebrate, the team gave Kyle Smith a locker room shower.

The women’s team got in on the party on Sunday against Cal, and they wasted no time. The Cougs outscored California 31-6 in the first quarter. That quarter included some history as senior Borislava Hristova broke the WSU all-time scoring record on this bucket.

The Cougs led by 25 at halftime and went on to win 96-75. The win was the 100th of Kamie Ethridge’s coaching career. Like the men’s team, the women’s team also celebrated with locker room showers. Both Hristova and Ethridge got the honors.

Hopefully this upcoming week results in more locker room celebrations. Especially for the women’s team as they take on Washington on Saturday.

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Women’s basketball:

Hristova Becomes WSU's All-Time Leading Scorer in a 96-75 Victory at Cal - Washington State University Athletics
Redshirt senior Borislava Hristova further solidified herself as one of the all-time greats in Washington State women's basketball history, as she became WSU's all-time leading scorer on Sunday afternoon, to guide the Cougars to their first Pac-12 Conference victory of the season, with a 96-75 victory over California in Haas Pavilion.

Borislava Hristova becomes Washington State’s career scoring leader in victory at Cal | The Seattle Times
Borislava Hristova had 26 points and became Washington State’s all-time scoring leader in women’s basketball as the hot-shooting Cougars routed California 96-75 on Sunday.