Cougars split the Boeing Apple Cup Series

Hristova surpasses 2,000 career points; Molina finishes with 14 points for game



Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova goes for a layup over a Beijing Normal University defender on Oct. 31 at Beasley Coliseum.

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

WSU women’s basketball traveled to Seattle to take on the University of Washington Huskies Saturday afternoon, resulting in a 66-59 win for WSU.

The Cougars (9-7, 2-2) split the Boeing Apple Cup Series with UW (10-5, 2-2).

Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova finished the game with 20 points. Senior guard Chanelle Molina finished the game with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Hristova surpassed 2,000 points in her WSU career, breaking WSU’s scoring record for both men’s and women’s basketball.

The Huskies dominated WSU in the first quarter and led 10-2 with 3:17 left in the quarter.

The Cougars responded with seven unanswered points, ending with a 3-pointer from redshirt junior forward Jovana Subasic, making the score 10-9 with 8:58 left in the second quarter.

Subasic led the team in points in the first half with seven, and Molina led the way for both rebounds and assists.

Throughout the second quarter, Washington held on to their lead, but the Cougars kept the game competitive, Washington led 26-21 at halftime.

The Cougars continued to chase Washington’s lead throughout the third quarter, closing in on Washington’s lead with a score of 38-33 with 4:37 left.

The third quarter ended with the Cougars trailing UW 42-37. The last two points in both the second and the third were scored by Hristova.

With 7:41 left in the game, the Cougars tied it up at 45-45 with a 3-pointer from Molina, tying it up again 47-47 a minute later with a field goal from Hristova. WSU took the lead with Hristova’s field goal, UW tied it up at 47 a minute later.

To close out an 8-0 run from WSU, Molina nailed a 3-pointer to put the Cougars up 55-47, followed up by another three by redshirt junior guard Johanna Muzet, putting the Cougars up 58-50 with 2:12 left.

The Cougars would hold on to the lead, completing the comeback with a final score of 66-59 and ended their three-game road trip at 2-1.

The Cougars will move on to play the No. 18 University of Arizona Wildcats at 7 p.m. on Friday at Beasley Coliseum. This is their first game at home since Dec. 29. The game can be seen live on the Pac-12 Networks.