Nov. 27, 1999
BOULDER, Colo. - Washington State used bookend runs and a stifling defense to defeat Wright State 66-44 in the consolation game of the Coors Classic, Saturday night.
The win was the first at WSU for first-year Head Coach Jenny Przekwas and the 44 points were the fewest given up by the Cougars since an 88-37 win over Gonzaga in the 1991-92 season opener.
The Cougars (1-2) raced to an 11-0 lead over the first four minutes of the game.- Junior Tricia Lamb (Endicott, Wash.), an All-Pac-10 selection last season, tallied the first four points of the night and finished with a game-high 17 after scoring a combined 13 in the Cougars first two games, both losses.
After the slow start, Wright State (0-4) whittled away at the Cougars' lead and eventually closed to within 29-27 at intermission on Chanda Hollingsworth's runner with two seconds left in the first half.
WSU opened the second half with an 8-0 run capped by senior Alke Dietel's (Halle, Germany) baseline jumper at the 17:27 mark.- Dietel registered all 15 of her points in the second half.
The Cougars led 50-42 with 6:55 remaining and then closed the game with a 16-2 run and held the Raiders scoreless over the final 5:01.
WSU hosts Eastern Washington in the Cougars' home opener, Saturday, December 4 at 3 p.m.