WSU seeks third straight win over BSU

Cougars want to carry momentum as they head to Boise; Hristova leads team in points this season



Senior guard Chanelle Molina drives to the basket against Pepperdine University on Nov. 5 in Beasley Coliseum. WSU won 85-48.

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

The women’s basketball team will travel to Boise, Idaho, to take on the Boise State University Broncos at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Cougars will look to carry their back-to-back rebound-dominant performances as they take on the Broncos.

WSU (2-0) will step onto the court after victories in the Palouse last week against the Pepperdine Waves, and Brigham Young University Cougars.

Boise State (3-1) is coming off an 83-81 win against the University of Alabama, Birmingham Blazers.

Senior forward Borislava Hristova has been on a roll to start the season. She leads the team in scoring after putting up 23 points in each of the first two games.

Hristova said the team is aware and prepared they are entering the home of a revenge-seeking opponent, as WSU has come out victorious the last two times the teams have met. In the 2018-2019 season, WSU defeated Boise State 95-71.

“I think most importantly we have to go there hungry and ready to play because they are going to be hungry,” Hristova said. “They will want to get back at us.”

Redshirt junior forward Jovana Subasic had a career game against BYU, posting a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Subasic said she is looking forward to carrying on that momentum to Boise State. If WSU continues to emphasize rebounding similar results should carry over.

“It is huge for her to come out and play the way she did,” Hristova said about Subasic’s recent game. “She is a great 3-point shooter, and she stretches the floor which give us open lanes.”

The Cougars had a lengthy break in-between games. Subasic said it was beneficial, as they were able to go over strategies for the upcoming game more in-depth.

The women’s basketball game has one of the toughest schedules in the country. Subasic said the team knows every game is going to provide them with a great chance to get better and they are excited for the challenging schedule ahead.

“I think it is good that we are going to play the best of the best; it is going to help us improve,” Subasic said.

WSU will look to move to 3-0 when they play against the Broncos at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Boise, Idaho.