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WSU women’s basketball completes road sweep

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.

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.

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.


Women’s Basketball:

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.

Cougs Complete Road Sweep with a 76-63 Win at Colorado - Washington State University Athletics
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


Hawaii receiver, Union High product Lincoln Victor announces transfer to Washington State | The Spokesman-Review
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