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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 Astera Tuhina dribbles toward the hoop during an NCAA womens basketball game against Montana, Dec. 2.

Cougs beat Portland in biggest comeback in program history

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor December 8, 2022

WSU walked into the Rose City having only beaten the Portland Pilots once, in 1985. With 5:40 left in the first half, it appeared that fact would remain true as the Cougars faced a 19-point deficit. The...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 18.

High hopes for WSU women’s hoops at Pac-12 media day

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor October 26, 2022

The best in Pac-12 women’s basketball descended upon San Francisco on Tuesday for the 2022 Pac-12 Media Day. Head coach Kamie Ethridge was joined by her two stars Charlisse Leger-Walker and Bella...

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

Kamie Ethridge signs contract extension

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor October 19, 2022

WSU is keeping its most successful women’s basketball coach on the Palouse. On Tuesday, Kamie Ethridge, WSU women’s basketball head coach, signed a contract extension that keeps her in Pullman through...

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 guard Johanna Teder scores three-point shot against Washington on Feb. 28 in Beasley.

A season to never forget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter March 31, 2021

This year’s women’s basketball team’s performance was among the most historic we have ever seen for any WSU program. Coming into the season, the Pac-12 coaches and media members both resoundingly...

Freshman superstar guard Charlisse Leger-Walker has earned seven Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors.

Golden generation of basketball

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

The men’s and women’s basketball teams at WSU have had a tough few years. This season has left a little to be desired, as well, but that doesn’t mean there is not a ton of good things to take away...

Sophomore center Bella Murekatete completes a layup during the game against Stanford.

Cougars drop both games against Stanford

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter February 1, 2021

The WSU women’s basketball team hosted the No. 6 Stanford Cardinal in back-to-back games in Beasley Coliseum, losing both by more than 20 points. The Cougs are coming off of a 77-75 double-overtime...

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...

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker dribbles the ball up the court.

Cougs win first game of 2021

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter January 2, 2021

The Washington State women’s basketball team defeated the University of Utah 79-74 on Jan. 1. The New Year is upon us, but for WSU women's basketball that means it’s back to the grindstone. The...

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