Women’s basketball bounce back in Beasley

Cougars breeze past the UC Irvine Anteaters



Then-redshirt junior forward Borislava Hristova pushes past the Warner Pacific defense in an attempt to score on Oct. 29, 2018 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

The WSU women’s basketball team outmatched the UC Irvine Anteaters 87-59 on Sunday at Beasley Coliseum in their last non-conference home game.

Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova and freshman center Bella Murekatete both tallied double-doubles in points and rebounds. Murekatete achieved career highs in points and rebounds with 15 and 13 respectively.

Hristova scored 19 points against UC Irvine (3-7, 0-0), which brings her to 1,892 career points. Hristova remains on track to break the all-time WSU (6-4, 0-0) record in career points set by Jeanne Eggart at 1,967.

Redshirt junior forward Jovana Subasic came off the bench to score a career best 19 points, about half of the team’s total bench points. This is her fourth time scoring in double digits this season.

UC Irvine scored the first basket of the game in the first 30 seconds. Once WSU responded with a basket 45 seconds later, the Anteaters never held a lead for the remainder of the game. WSU lead UC Irvine 45-30 at the half while shooting 57 percent from the field.

Throughout the fourth quarter, WSU lead by at least 20 points for all but 1 minute and 16 seconds. They extended the lead to 28 points to end the game. WSU shot 55 percent from the free throw line, over 20 percent less than the teams average.

Senior guard Chanelle Molina struggled shooting the ball, as she shot 20 percent from the field and scored six points. However, she totaled eight assists, five rebounds and two steals to assist her team to the win.

The next game for WSU women’s basketball is scheduled for 9 a.m. PST Friday in Miami, Florida, against the Southern University Jaguars in the Miami Holiday Classic.