Women's Basketball Defeats Portland in Exhibition
December 27, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Four Cougar players contributed 12 points each as the Washington State University women's basketball team defeated the Portland Saints 79-71 in an exhibition game at Beasley Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
Tricia Lamb, Sheri Quinton, Cathy McNeely, and Yvonne Volkman each scored 12 points as WSU coach Harold Rhodes played all 12 Cougars throughout the game. McNeely also tossed out five assists while freshman Romie DeAnda led the Cougs in board-clearing with six rebounds.
Akia Hardy, a 5-6 guard who graduated from Long Beach State in 1996, led the Saints with 13 points. Martia McWhorter, a 6-1 center who played at Western Oregon last season, led all players with 12 rebounds as the Saints out-rebounded the Cougars 42 to 33 for the game.
Washington State had a 43-38 halftime lead with both squads shooting .500 from the floor and WSU hitting .625 from three-point range while the Saints missed their only trey of the half. The Cougars, ranked third nationally with 7.4 three-point field goals per game, went on to shoot fifty-percent from the arc for the game (7-14).
The Cougar women (6-3) travel to Seattle for the Pacific-10 Conference opening game at Washington (3-5) Monday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. in Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Washington State returns to Friel Court to play Arizona Jan. 7, and Arizona State Jan. 9.
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