This Week In Cougar Athletics History
Feb. 17 & 18, 1950
The 16th ranked Washington State Cougars swept a pair of games from intrastate rival Washington at Seattle.
In the first game of the series, the Cougars opened up a double-digit lead and held on for a 54-46 win in front of 12,000 fans.
Washington State led 30-20 at the half and extended its lead to 40-26 in the second half. Washington cut its deficit to as little as five at 43-38 but the Cougars were able to thwart the Huskies' rally.
Gene Conley led the Cougars with 15 points, and Ed Gayda (12 points) and Leon Mangis (10 points) also reached double figures in scoring.
The following evening, Washington State had a much easier time, opening up a double-digit lead seven minutes in the game en route to a 60-42 win. Gayda led the Cougars with 24 points.
The victories strengthened the Cougars' lead in the Northern Division of the Pacific Coast Conference with a 10-4 record.
Feb. 17, 1991
Kristin Metson's three-point play with 44 seconds left and Darla Williamson's three free throws down the stretch secured Washington State's 61-59 win over Oregon State at Pullman.
The win improved the Cougars to 15-7 overall, 8-5 in the Pac-10, and moved WSU into sole possession of third place in the conference.
Darci Wellsandt led WSU with 15 points, Metson added 12 and Williamson finished with 11 for the Cougars.
WSU held a 29-23 lead at the half but OSU opened the second half with a 10-2 run to take a 33-31 lead with 15:36 remaining.
The lead was exchanged six times before the Beavers went on another 10-2 run to go up 53-47 with 3:12 left; however, the Cougars took control over the final three minutes, outscoring the Beavers 14-6 the rest of the way.
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