Cougar women beat by Beavers

Sophomore guard Lia Galdeira amped up the crowd with 15 points in the first half of Friday’s game against Oregon State (18-9, 10-5). However, her strong start was not enough for the Washington State women’s basketball team (14-13, 8-7), as they fell to the Beavers 67-53.


It was the field goal shooting that set the teams apart. OSU shot 46 percent compared to the Cougars’ 29 percent. Galdeira led all scorers with 18 points. Sophomore guard Dawnyelle Awa finished with nine points and two rebounds on the night.


Beavers held an edge in rebounds at 48-32.


Freshman guard Sydney Weise led the Beavers in scoring with 16 points and three rebounds. Sophomore center Ruth Hamblin followed with 15 points and 15 rebounds.


“We struggled to find answers pretty much all the way around offensively, both at the guard and post position,” WSU Head Coach June Daugherty said after the loss. “Tonight just wasn’t our night and the sooner we can put this behind us the better.”