Cougs break the beaver dam

WSU now 13-33 all-time against Oregon State



WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker (5) shoots a 3-pointer during the second half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game against Oregon State, Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Beasley Coliseum.

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter

The Cougars went back to action against the Oregon State Beavers on Wednesday, winning 58-51.

The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 21, but was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the WSU program.

This is the Cougars’ third-straight win against Oregon State, sweeping the season series against the Beavers. The last time the Cougs beat the Beavers in three-straight games was during the 2012-13 season.

This was WSU’s second home game of 2022, last playing in Beasley on Jan. 2 against No. 2 Stanford. The Cougars are 5-1 at home this season and have won seven of their last eight games inside Beasley Coliseum dating back to last season.

WSU’s Johanna Teder led the team with 17 points in the victory over the Beavers.

Aside from Teder, three other Cougars had double-digit outings. Krystal Leger-Walker scored 11 points, Bella Murekatete scored 11 points and Ula Motuga scored 10 points for the Cougars.

The WSU offense played fast-paced from tipoff which helped set the tempo against Oregon State. The Cougars took the lead in the first quarter and did not look back. 

“It’s great,” Leger-Walker said about the win. “We have a really tough week ahead of us this week with UW and having three games so we are definitely happy that we started this week off right.” 

This will be a long, three-game week for the Cougars as they begin the two-game Boeing Apple Cup Series against Washington. The first Apple Cup game of the weekend will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in Beasley Coliseum. The rivals end the series across the state at noon, Sunday in Alaska Airlines Arena.