LEVICE, Slovakia – Lia Galdeira led all scorers with 16 points as the Washington State University women’s basketball team defeated Levice, 69-34, at Sportová Hala in Levice, Slovakia, Sunday. The game was WSU’s first of a four-game tour through Austria, Slovakia, and Czech Republic.
“For our first game we did a really good job defensively,” head coach June Daugherty said. “We forced a lot of turnovers and had a good transition game. We were an unselfish team and shared the basketball well.”
The Cougars were led by sophomore Lia Galdeira, who notched 16 points, including six from beyond the arc. Freshman Ivana Kmetovska of Macedonia, made her debut in a WSU jersey, scoring six points. All 11 Cougar players scored in the game with 30 points off the bench. Levice was lead by Letilova Michgola with 10 points.
The team will now travel to Prague to play three other European opponents. WSU will face Hradec Kralove Aug. 13, Karlovy Vary Aug. 14, and BLK VSE Praha Aug. 15. The team will return to Pullman, Aug. 16.
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Galdeira 16, Cooks 11, Romberg 7, Thomas 6, Kmetovska 6, Potter 6, Dheensaw 5, Tinjum 4, Awa 4, Edmondson 2, Williamson 2.
Three-point goals – Galdeira 2. Fouled out – None.
Michgola 10, Baibova 6, Michaela 5, Zuzzana 4, Romaia 4, Maihia 3, Martina 2.
Three-point goals – Maihia, Michaela. Fouled out – None.