WSU women lose 88-66 to West Virginia

WSU women lose 88-66 to West Virginia

WSU women lose 88-66 to West Virginia

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by WSU Athletics

KREM.com

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 8:18 PM

HONOLULU – The Washington State University women's basketball team couldn’t stop West Virginia’s lights-out shooting, as the Cougars fell to the Mountaineers, 88-66, at Stan Sheriff Center in the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic Saturday.

Junior Tia Presley led the Cougars (1-3) with 16 points and sophomore Lia Galdeira added 12 points. The game marks the fourth-straight 10-point performance of the season for Galdeira. Senior Sage Romberg led WSU with five rebounds, and recorded the team’s only two blocks.

The Mountaineers shot .564 (31-of-55) on the afternoon and converted 22-of-30 free throws en route to victory. West Virginia jumped out to an early seven-point lead, opening the game on a 9-2 run. The Cougars closed to within five points on six different occasions, led by Presley’s 12 first half points. The Mountaineers responded with a 13-6 run beginning with six minutes left in the half. The Cougars entered the locker room trailing 34-46.

In the second half, WSU and WVU traded baskets, as the Mountaineers maintained a double-digit lead and finished the game with 46 points in the paint. The Cougars notched 19 points off the bench and shot .426 (23-of-54) from the floor.

WSU concludes the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic Sunday, facing Ole Miss at 4:30 p.m. (PST).

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