Feb. 5, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - Five Washington State Cougars scored in double figures, led by a career-high 17 points from Katie Madison, as the Cougars outscored the Oregon Ducks in a 96-90 shootout, Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.
Coupled with Thursday's 67-64 win over Oregon State, the Cougars swept the home weekend series over the Oregon schools, the first time the program swept a home Pac-10 series since January 2001, when WSU defeated USC and UCLA.
In addition to her point total, Madison just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Sage Romberg and Rosetta Adzasu scored 15 points each while Ireti Amogo contributed 13 points and Hana Potter added 11 to complete the double-digit scoring quintet for WSU (7-16, 5-6 Pac-10). Oregon (12-10, 3-8) was led by 22 points from Amanda Johnson.
The five Pac-10 wins are the most for the Cougars this deep into a conference season since the program was 6-5 through 11 games during the 1995-96 season. The 96 points scored by WSU were the most by the team since a 96-77 victory over Appalachian State, Nov. 20, 1998, and the most in a Pac-10 game since the Cougars since a 102-69 win at Oregon, Jan. 20, 1991.
WSU fell behind 7-0 in the opening stages of the game but went into the halftime break with a 46-43 lead when Hana Potter banked in a trey at the buzzer.
The Cougars extended their leads to 60-53 at the 13:43 mark of the second half. Oregon came back to tie the game at 66 all and again at 69-69 with 8:50 remaining. But WSU went on a 15-5 run, with 12 of those points coming from outside the arc, to take an 84-74 lead with 5:33 left.
Romberg sparked the run with a 3-pointer, which was followed by an Adzasu trey on the Cougars' next possession. After a Duck basket, Madison hit a trey. Finally, the run was capped by an Ireti Amojo 3-pointer and Oregon would get no closer than the final scoring margin.
WSU returns to action at nationally-ranked Stanford, Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.