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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) dribbles towards the hoop during a college basketball game against San Jose State University, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Pullman.

WSU Tom Hansen Conference Medal Award winners announced

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter June 26, 2022

WSU women’s basketball player Krystal Leger-Walker and distance runner Colton Johnsen are this year’s recipients of WSU’s Tom Hansen Conference Medal. The award is given out at the end of all...

WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker looks for a pass during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 20.

Cougars go dancing

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter March 14, 2022

Fresh off a second-round loss in the Pac-12 Tournament, WSU women's basketball is ready to tango for the second straight season, earning an at-large bid in the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.  The...

WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker looks for a pass during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 20.

Women’s basketball ends record-setting season 

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter March 3, 2022

The WSU women’s basketball team had their best season in the NCAA era this year, earning the No. 3 seed in the Pac-12 tournament and possibly securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament.  From ranking...

WSU guard Johanna Teder (right) dribbles up to the basket WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker (4) dribbles around USC center Desiree Caldwell (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 13.

WSU looks to cool down Sun Devils

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter February 17, 2022

WSU will try to continue their two-game win streak against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday night.  The Cougs are currently 16-8 and rank fourth in the Pac-12 with an 8-5 record. The...

WSU center Bella Murekatete (55) jumps for a layup during the first half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game against UCLA, Feb. 11.

Cougars cage Bruins

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter February 14, 2022

The WSU women’s basketball team won a nail-biter against the UCLA Bruins, 66-65, on Friday night.  Krystal Leger-Walker sank a layup to tie the game at 65-65 and was fouled on the shot. With the...

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 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...

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