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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougars Fall to St. Mary's 73-69
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Release: 11/12/2010
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Nov. 12, 2010

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MORAGA, Calif. - The Washington State women's basketball team fell to St. Mary's College, 73-69, in the 2010-11 season opener for both teams, Friday at McKeon Pavilion.

The teams engaged in a back and forth affair throughout the game with 12 ties and 13 lead changes. Down 72-69 with 20 seconds left, the Cougars had a chance to send it to a 13th tie but Jazmine Perkins three-point attempt rimmed out with eight seconds remaining. St. Mary's Louella Tomlinson made a free throw to provide the final scoring margin.

The Cougars led by as much as 11 in the first half and held a 40-38 lead at the break. After exchanging the lead for the better part of the second half, the Gaels opened a 64-58 advantage with 5:38 remaining. However, the Cougars fought back to tie the game at 67 with 3:39 left.

That proved to be the final tie of the game as the Gaels scored five straight points to take a 72-67 lead with 2:04 left. Perkins hit a jumper with 1:12 left to cut the deficit to three but the Cougars could get no closer the rest of the way.

Freshman Sage Romberg led WSU with 19 points including 15 in the first half, while Perkins added 17, and Rosetta Adzasu 15 for the Cougars.

WSU returns to action Sunday at UC Davis. Tip is at 1 p.m.

--WSUCougars.com--
Washington State Cougars Athletics
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