Nov. 18, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's basketball team received a career night from junior center Heather Molzen and picked up its first win of the season 70-59 over Eastern Washington, Sunday.
Molzen was one of three players to score in double digits for the Cougars, who improved to 1-2 on the season. Eastern Washington fell to 1-2.
Molzen scored a career-high 21 points, and added a game-high eight rebounds. Junior guard Katie Appleton scored 12 points and freshman guard Kezia Kelly added a career-high 11, her first double-digit scoring game as a Cougar.
Eastern Washington opened the game with a 13-0 run, but the Cougars stormed back with a run of their own, scoring the game's next 21 points and holding the Eagles scoreless for 7-minutes, 14-seconds. Molzen started the run with her first career 3-pointer, and Kelly gave the Cougars the lead with a 3-pointer of her own at 9:11.
WSU led 35-22 at the half, but the Eagles were able to climb back to within two points at 11:25 and again at 11:03. That was as close as Eastern Washington would get however, as the Cougars held on for their first victory under head coach June Daugherty.
The win ended a 20-game losing streak for the Cougars, dating back to a 58-41 win at Oregon State, Dec. 21, 2006.
WSU continues its season this week at the Junkanoo Jam basketball tournament in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. The Cougars will play North Carolina State Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m., and then either Alabama or Eastern Michigan in the second round, Nov. 24.