THE HEROES were many Tuesday night in Pullman as Washington State's resurgent women's basketball team improved to 3-0 in conference play with a dramatic 82-80 victory over Washington. The win ended a 19-year Cougar drought against the Dawgs.
January 7, 2014
TALK ABOUT impressive. Washington State's women's basketball victory over No. 10-ranked Nebraska on Saturday was especially notable because it was on the road in front of a boisterous crowd AND because star WSU sophomore Lia Galdeira only played 17 minutes due to foul trouble.
December 1, 2013
WASHINGTON STATE NEEDED this one bad. The Gonzaga women had won four in a row over WSU and this would be the Cougs' last chance to show something against a well-regarded opponent before Pac-12 play begins. Facing a rowdy sellout crowd of 6,000 on the road, the Cougar women did something the old Dick Bennett teams used to do…
December 29, 2012
LOS ANGELES – Washington State's stunningly successful run at the Pac-12 women's basketball tournament came to a crash landing Friday afternoon, but Cougars head coach June Daugherty wasn't dwelling on her 11th-seeded team's 64-49 semifinal setback to second-seeded Cal. "The Cougs are here -- we're back in women's basketball," she declared.
March 9, 2012
LOS ANGELES – No championship banners were unfurled. No champagne bottles were uncorked. No NCAA tournament plans were made. Ah, but do not underestimate the importance of what the Washington State women's basketball team accomplished Wednesday night. The Cougars upset Oregon State, 65-56, to record the first conference tournament victory in school history.
March 8, 2012
JUNE DAUGHERTY'S unwavering optimism that she could build a contender in women's basketball at Washington State is looking more like prophecy than fantasy. Sure, the Cougar women let go of a late lead against Colorado in Pullman on Saturday and dropped a 57-56 nailbiter to a team that had lost just once coming into the contest. But facts are facts: The new era in WSU women's hoops is here.
January 7, 2012