Feb. 17, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman forward Marisa Stotler scored 19 points, but Washington State women's basketball (5-21, 1-15 Pac-10) could not overcome the Washington Huskies (16-11, 9-7 Pac-10). Washington defeated the Cougars 81-49 Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.
WSU also received ten points from Amanda DuRocher and seven from Katie Appleton. Kate Benz picked up six rebounds and is now only five rebounds shy of becoming WSU's all-time rebound leader. Marisa Stotler grabbed eight boards.
The Cougars shot a mere 19 percent in the first half and finished the game 17-of-56 from the field. WSU also shot 64 percent from the free throw line.
Washington jumped out to a quick 19-3 lead in the first half and took a 37-14 advantage into halftime. The Cougars picked up the pace in the second half, shooting 37 percent and sinking 3-of-7 three-point attempts. WSU, however, was unable to close in on the Huskies who led by as many as 31.
The Huskies were led by Cameo Hicks' 13 points. Jill Bell and Cheri Craddock each recorded 12 points in the win. Overall, Washington received points from 13 of the 14 Huskies who earned playing time.
WSU concludes the regular season against Oregon and Oregon State. The Cougars first take on Oregon Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Oregon State and WSU meet Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1:00 p.m. in a game that will be televised by FSN.