Washington State women’s basketball (3-1) bounced back from its blowout loss to No. 15 Nebraska with a blowout win over Seattle University (0-3), 82-62. The Cougars started off the game slowly, but went on a 14-1 run early in the first half to take the lead for good.
Seattle University started of the game by scoring the first our points. but senior guard Tia Presley put an end to the Redhawks run with a lay-up and an “and-1”. The Redhawks and Cougars swapped buckets, then guard Taylor Edmondson hit a jumper and sent the Cougars on a 14-1 run. This run put Washington State up for good in the game.
WSU went into halftime with a 47-28 lead.
The Cougars and Redhawks swapped a pair of buckets to start the second half, before Seattle U went on a 7-0 run after the under-16 media timeout. Seattle U’s run cut the Washington State lead to 14, and forced head coach June Daugherty to call a timeout to help her team collect itself. Freshmen Pinelopi Pavlopoulou put an end to SU’s run with a lay-up.
Washington State massive lead in the first half was too much to overcome, despite the Redhawks competitive second half (WSU outscored SU 35-34 in the 2nd half). Seattle U was competitive in the second half because they stopped committing turnovers, and hitting more three pointers.
Junior Taylor Edmondson provided a lot of fire power off of the bench, as she scored 17-points (tying a career high) and jump started the run that put the Cougs up for good. Presley led all scorers with 25 points.
Two days after the Cougars were blown out by No. 15 Nebraska, WSU responded with a blowout of its own. The Cougars corrected a lot of their defensive issues against Nebraska — such as forcing the turnovers, sealing lanes, and forcing contested shots — but still struggled with passing, and getting athletes more open.