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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker (4) looks to pass the ball during a college basketball game against the University of San Francisco in Beasley Colliseum, Dec. 3, 2021.

Cougs get clawed by Bruins

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter January 17, 2022

The Cougars lost to the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, 71-58, and remain winless in Pauley Pavilion. This was the Cougars 44th matchup against the Bruins. Last matchup, the Cougars upset the 5th-ranked Bruins...

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020.

Cougar hoops ready for potential history

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2021

This past season, women’s basketball on the Palouse got the attention of the national media after making it to their first NCAA tournament since 1991. The Cougars competed their hearts out last year...

Guard Krystal Leger-Walker dribbles in front of a defender.

Women’s basketball pounces into Pac-12 Media Day

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Head coach Kamie Ethridge along with fifth-year senior Krystal Leger-Walker and sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker represented the Cougars on Pac-12 Media Day in San Francisco on Tuesday. The Cougars...

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker dribbles around an Oregon State defender during the game Dec. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

A true leader

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

Before their 2020-21 season started, the WSU women’s basketball team was speculated to finish in last place in the Pac-12 standings. There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the team because the Cougars’...

Sophomore center Bella Murekatete steps up for a jump shot over Utah’s freshman forward Kelsey Rees during the matchup against Stanford Sunday afternoon in Beasley Coliseum.

Cougars split Rocky Mountain series

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team split their two games at home this weekend, as they lost to Colorado 60-57 on Friday and beat Utah 68-55 on Sunday. On Friday, the Cougars took on the Colorado Buffaloes,...

Junior forward Ula Motuga finished the game with six points.

Women’s basketball pulls off historic win

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter February 8, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team stayed home this weekend and took on the No. 5 UCLA Bruins in a game that will be remembered for years, as the Cougars came out victorious 67-63. The Cougars suffered...

Guard Krystal Leger-Walker dribbles in front of a defender.

Women’s hoops prepares for two southern California schools

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team is gearing up for a homestand this weekend, as they are set to host the LA schools, No. 5 UCLA and USC. WSU (8-6, 6-6) will host the No. 5 UCLA Bruins (10-2, 8-2) at...

Sophomore center Bella Murekatete squares up to a UCLA defender on Jan. 17.

WSU comes up short in overtime thriller

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team lost to the No. 8 UCLA Bruins 68-66 in overtime on Jan. 17 in Pauley Pavilion. The Cougars took the court against the Bruins on Sunday in hopes to rebound after a tough...

Junior forward Ula Motuga spins toward the hoop against USC on Jan. 15.

Cougars fall in second straight overtime loss

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team lost to the University of Southern California 81-77 in overtime on Jan. 15, putting the team at risk of losing their national ranking within days of receiving it. The...

Then-freshman center Bella Murekatete attempts to beat USC defense on Feb. 23, 2020 at Beasley Coliseum.

No. 25 Cougars start four-game roadtrip

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 16, 2021

As Washington State women’s basketball comes off one of the biggest wins in program history, they look to build on their ranking when they hit the road to take on the University of Southern California...

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker shoots a floater against Oregon State.

Women’s hoops beats No. 7 Arizona in instant classic

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team defeated the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats 71-69 in an overtime thriller on Jan. 10 in Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars are undefeated in 2021, starting the new year with back-to-back...

Then-freshman forward Shir Levy drives in for a layup early in the game against Colorado on Jan. 13, 2019 at Beasley Coliseum.

Women’s basketball’s road trip set to wrap up in Boulder

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 3, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team will travel to Boulder, Colo. to take on the University of Colorado Buffaloes on Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. PST. Washington State is no stranger to quick turnarounds, as the...

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