Women’s basketball takes on CSUN

Cougars will be back in Beasley Coliseum on Sunday afternoon

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Women’s basketball takes on CSUN

Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova dribbles the ball against Brigham Young on Nov. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova dribbles the ball against Brigham Young on Nov. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

HSING-HAN CHEN | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova dribbles the ball against Brigham Young on Nov. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

HSING-HAN CHEN | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

HSING-HAN CHEN | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova dribbles the ball against Brigham Young on Nov. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

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WSU will host its third game of the season against California State University, Northridge at noon on Sunday in Beasley Coliseum.

The Cougars (3-0) are off to their best start since the 2016-2017 season after beating the Boise State Broncos 80-68 in Boise, Idaho on Wednesday.

That victory made it three straight wins over the Broncos and stretches the series lead to 7-3 for the Cougars.

CSUN (1-4) is coming off its first win of the young season following a 73-64 victory over Portland in Northridge, California.

Senior forward Borislava Hristova comes off a season-high 25-point performance. This was also the third straight game Hristova scored 23 or more points.

The 71 points Hristova posted this season are inching her closer to the school record for points scored, as she is now 198 points away.

Hristova is not thinking about records right now however, she said her focus is CSUN and game-planning to ensure they play better than they did in last year’s matchup.

“We had a tournament with CSUN last year, and we did not play good against them,” Hristova said. “We had a lot of trouble with their bigs so this year I think we are going to emphasize on that and try to rebound better because that is what lost the game last year for us.”

Junior forward Jovana Subasic, who is coming off a career-high 17 points also said this contest is going to give them a great look at the difference a year makes.

“I am looking forward to this game because it is a good measurement,” Subasic said. “Last year when we played against CSUN we were chaotic.”

Subasic said that the “chaos” was the result of poor rebounding throughout and the lack of effort to keep the team on one side, something that has been emphasized by the players in the young season.

Hristova said that is something that will be of focus in practice leading up to Sunday’s game along with forcing them to do things they do not like offensively.

“Keeping them on one side is helpful and trying to get their bigs in foul trouble is important,” Hristova said.

With a 4-0 record in sight, the Cougars will host the CSUN Matadors at noon Sunday at Beasley Coliseum.