Women’s basketball to host Boise State

Cougs enter meeting on three-game winning streak



WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker (4) looks to pass the ball during a college basketball game against the University of San Francisco in Beasley Colliseum, Dec. 3, 2021.

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter

The WSU women’s basketball team looks to build on their winning streak with a home game against Boise State on Sunday. 

The Cougars are on a current three-game win streak against the Broncos, winning most recently in 2019, 80-68. The Cougars are currently 7-3 all-time against the Broncos. 

Bella Murekatete is one of the most improved players in the Pac-12 this season. Murekatete led the Cougars in scoring in Saturday’s win at UC Davis with 14 points. She currently ranks second in the conference in blocks with 2.6 and fourth in rebounds with 8.9. She is currently the second best scorer on the team, only behind Charlisse Leger-Walker. 

Charlisse Leger-Walker has been great this season, as she has three 20-point games with 22 points against both Northern Arizona and San Jose State and 27 points against San Francisco. She is currently fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring averaging 16 per game.

Her sister, Krystal Leger-Walker, has a pivotal role on the team despite not being the main scorer amongst the Cougars. She currently ranks second in the Pac-12 with assists averaging 5 per game. This is also the 47th-best average in NCAA Division I.

The Cougars as a team have been efficient on defense as they ranked 14th in the nation in blocked shots per game at 6.1 and has been holding teams to 55 points per game this season, which is the 55th-best scoring defense in NCAA Division I. The Cougars received four votes in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.