WSU Loses To Stanford For 63rd Straight Time
PALO ALTO, Calif. — A slow opening 20 minutes proved to be too much for the Cougars (8-9, 1-4) to overcome on the road at Stanford (10-7, 4-1) Friday night as the Cardinal held off a late charge by WSU to win 70-57 at Maples Pavilion. From the outset the Cougs put themselves in a hole as the Cardinal jumped out to a 10-0 lead just minutes into the game as Stanford’s superior rebounding paid immediate dividends.
The early run was one of a handful of big runs by the Cardinal in the first half as Stanford pushed their lead to 28 by halftime and as mush as 30 early in the third quarter as the Cougs’ never could get their offense rolling. Despite the half-time deficit, the Cougs continued to battle the bigger Cardinal as WSU began to attack the basket while seeing their
shots begin to fall. Over the final 20 minutes of play, WSU outscored the Cardinal 40-25 as Chanelle Molina , Borislava Hristova , and Caila Hailey combined for 30 of the Cougs’ final 40 points. Unfortunately for the Cougs, time would run out needing another 10 minutes to complete the comeback.