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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
WSU Rallies to Defeat Oregon State, 67-64
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/03/2011
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Feb. 3, 2011

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PULLMAN, Wash. - Down by as much as 13 in the second half, the Washington State women's basketball team rallied to defeat the Oregon State Beavers, 67-64, Thursday at Beasley Coliseum.

The win improved the Cougars to 6-16 overall and 4-6 in the Pac-10 Conference. Oregon State dropped to 7-14 and 0-10 in the Pac-10.

Freshmen Sage Romberg and Ireti Amojo led WSU with 17 points each and April Cook added a season-high 14 points, all in the second half, for WSU. Sage Indendi led Oregon State with 22 points.

The comeback was the fourth greatest in program history. The Cougars were down 48-35 with 12:43 remaining but used a 13-0 run to tie the game at 48 with 9:07 left.

WSU took as much as a 59-54 lead with 3:52 left but Oregon State scored five consecutive points to tie the game.

But a pair of free throws by Romberg and a 3-pointer from Cook gave the Cougars a 64-59 lead with 35 seconds left.

WSU enjoyed the same five-point lead at 66-61 when Indendi hit a 3-pointer to pull the Beavers to within two at 66-64. Amojo was fouled with 12 seconds left and made one of two free throws to put WSU ahead 67-64.

Oregon State had a chance to tie but El Sara Greer's 3-point attempt fell off the mark with two seconds left and WSU's fourth conference win was secured.

WSU shot 8-of-28 in the first half to find itself down 30-22 at the break. However, the Cougars warmed up in the second half, making 15-of-33 attempts en route to outscoring OSU 45-34 in the final 20 minutes.

"We made some corrections offensively," Amojo said of the Cougars' second half play. "At halftime the coaches told us to stay in our offense, keep moving the ball, and work for the open shots."

WSU returns to action, Saturday vs. Oregon at Beasley Coliseum for a 1 p.m. tip.
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