WSU drops make-up game

Cougs drop both weekend games after Saturday loss to BYU



WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker (4) dribbles towards the hoop during a college basketball game against San Jose State University, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Pullman.

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter

The Cougars lost a close match-up against Stony Brook 62-69 on Sunday. 

The game was originally scheduled to be played against Cornell, but was canceled and changed to a meeting with Stony Brook “due to COVID-19 concerns and safety protocols at Cornell University.”

From the start of the game, the Cougars struggled from behind the arc, going 0-8 in the second quarter. The Cougars did give Stony Brook quite the fight, however, with the game having 13 ties and five lead changes.

With Sunday’s loss, WSU is 8-3 going into the Pac-12 competition against California on Dec. 31. The eight wins are the most head coach Kamie Ethridge has earned in any season before conference play.

“I just thought it was a really hard-fought game,” Ethridge said.

Despite the loss, the coach believes that this was a good learning experience for the Cougars. 

“I think it was a great situation for us to come here and play,” Ethridge said.

Charlisse Leger-Walker led the Cougars for the second game in a row scoring 19 points. She also had five rebounds, five assists and three steals. She was one of the bright moments for the Cougars, as she helped the team to fight back in the game. She also extends her double-digit scoring streak to six games.

Bella Murekatete had a team-high 13 rebounds and earned five points. With Sunday’s game, she now has double-digit rebounds for the fourth time this season and the eighth time in her career. 

All but two Cougars scored in Sunday’s game.

Krystal Leger-Walker and Johanna Teder both secured nine points. Krystal Leger-Walker secured two assists which extends her assist streak to 50 straight games.