Cougar women dominate in win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff
PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University women’s basketball team had the offense clicking on Wednesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, as the Cougars registered a season high in points en route to an 85-56 victory against the Golden Lions inside Beasley Coliseum.
A trio of upperclassmen paced the WSU offense in the 29-point victory, as senior Borislava Hristova posted her second double-double of the season with a game-best 27 points and 10 rebounds. The 27-point effort from the Bulgarian native marks a new season high in points, and she has now posted 20-or-more points in five of WSU’s eight games this season.
Fellow senior Chanelle Molina continued her strong play on Wednesday, as the point guard tallied 17 points and tied her season high in assists with seven. The guard is now averaging 17.4 points over her last five games, which includes a pair of 20-point performances against Baylor and South Carolina.
Redshirt junior Jovana Subasic rounded out the group of double-digit scorers with 13 points off the bench. It was the first time the forward had reached double figures in the scoring column since scoring a career-best 17 points at Boise State back on Nov. 20.
WSU shot a blistering 50.8% from the field on the night to get the Cougars back on the winning side of the scoreboard after dropping three-straight games to ranked opponent at the 2019 Paradise Jam. Tonight’s shooting performance marks the third time this season that Washington State has shot over 50% from the floor as a team. The Cougs came out of the corner punching in both the first and third quarters, as they connected on 9-of-16 (56.3%) in the first and then went 8-of-14 from the field during the first 10 minutes out of halftime. Washington State led for 38:13 of the 40 minutes played tonight.
The Cougars were able to use their size advantage against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, as the outscored the Golden Lions in the paint 50-30, and limited UAPB to 32.8% from the floor.
Washington State continues its three-game homestand on Sunday with a matchup against No. 17/18 Gonzaga. It will be the fourth ranked team the Cougs will have faced over the last five games. Tip-off against the Bulldogs is set for 2 p.m. inside Beasley Coliseum.