The Washington State women’s basketball team capped off the weekend with a 76-63 win against Colorado on Sunday. That victory was on the heels of a 79-74 victory against Utah on Friday. The road trip sweep was WSU’s first in Pac-12 play since 2014.
Cougs snag first conference road sweep since 2014! @Char_legerwalks logged her first career double-double (11 PT, 10 Ast) & sister @KlegerWalker racked up a career-best 23 points in @WSUCougarWBB’s 76-63 win over Colorado. pic.twitter.com/8lAvr2IK4X— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) January 3, 2021
The Cougars sit at 6-1 on the season, the only loss a 4-point defeat to No. 8 Oregon. WSU has won three straight since that loss and is off to its best start 7-game start to a season since the 2015-16 team. That team, however, racked up a 6-1 start against non-conference foes, with wins against teams like UC Santa Barbara and Hampton. The Cougs this year already have four Pac-12 wins. This comes a year after the Cougs finished 4-14 in conference play.
The strong start to the season has been led by freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker. She has already won Pac-12 Freshman of the Week twice this season, and very well may add another honor this week. For reference, coming into this season, a Coug had only won that award eight times. Ever. She might win it eight times this season.
Leger-Walker currently leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 19.0 points per game. And she’s much more than just a scorer.
.@Char_legerwalks becomes only the 7th Coug in Program History, and the First Freshman, to get a Double-Double via Points & Assists!!!— WSU Cougar Women's (@WSUCougarWBB) January 4, 2021
Keep an ️ out this Freshman!!!#GoCougs | #TogetherCougs pic.twitter.com/v9SzGcuDNy
Her sister Krystal Leger-Walker led the scoring on Sunday with 25 points. She is now 12-of-22 from 3-point range this season with her 54.5% from deep the second best in the conference.
The sisters are two of three Cougs averaging in double figures, joined by junior Ula Motuga who averages 11.6 PPG while shooting 60% from the field.
Kamie Ethridge’s squad will have a chance to improve on its hot start at home this week when they host the Arizona schools. Both games will air on Pac-12 Networks.
Washington State women earn third straight road win | The Seattle Times
The Cougars defeated Colorado 76-63 to improve to 6-1, 4-1 in the Pac-12.
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BOULDER, Colo. – The Washington State women's basketball team continued to roll on the road, as the Cougars got a pair of double-doubles from junior Ula Motuga and
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