Cougars Fall in Final Nonconference Game
Dec. 22, 2009
RENO, Nev. - The Washington State University women's basketball team dropped its final regular-season nonconference game of the 2009-10 season, falling to Nevada 75-54 Tuesday at Lawlor Events Center. WSU will enter Pacific-10 Conference play with a record of 5-6, while the Wolf Pack improved their record to 6-5.
The Cougars had a trio of double-digit scorers, including sophomore guard April Cook, who scored a team-high 17 points. Sophomore forward Rosie Tarnowski and freshman guard KiKi Moore each added 10 points. For Tarnowski, the outing marks the first time this season she has scored in double figures, and the first since Jan. 31, 2009, when she scored 12 points against Arizona.
'Defensively I thought we did a really good job,' WSU Head Coach June Daugherty said. 'We turned them over quite a bit, but we were outrebounded and we missed some easy lay-ups. Sometimes that happens, but our team fought hard and played a full 40 minutes.'
The Wolf Pack claimed an early lead in the opening half, but once Nevada went up 18-15 with 7-minutes, 41-seconds left in the stanza, WSU went on a 9-0 run to build a six-point lead (24-18). The Wolf Pack overcame the deficit however, building a six-point advantage of their own on the heels of a 16-4 Nevada run. The squads swapped leads six times in the first half, but Nevada's 50-percent shooting effort (15-of-30) carried it to a 34-29 advantage at intermission.
Nevada built its lead to nine in the opening minutes of the second half, and after improving its shooting percentage to 52 percent (13-of-25) in the latter stanza, extended the advantage to the game's final margin of 21.
In addition to Moore's 10 points - the 10th double-digit scoring game in 11 outings this season - she also recorded a game-high three steals. Fellow freshman Carly Noyes recorded the fifth multiple-block game of her young career, and now has 15 blocks this season, seventh-most by a freshman in Cougar NCAA history.
The Cougars open conference play at Oregon State, Jan. 1. Tip-off against the Beavers is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore.
NEVADA 75, WASHINGTON STATE 54
WASHINGTON STATE (5-6)
Cook, April 8-23 0-2 17; Moore, KiKi 5-17 0-0 10; Tarnowski, Rosie 4-7 0-010; Noyes, Carly 3-7 0-2 6; Perkins, Jazmine 1-13 1-2 4; Madison, Katie 2-50-1 4; LeNoir, Danielle 1-2 0-2 2; Grad, Katie 0-1 1-2 1; Pettersen, Lexie0-0 0-0 0; Calderwood, Katie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-75 2-11 54.
Robinson, Tahnee 5-8 9-11 21; Williams, Nicole 7-9 1-2 15; Williams, Kayla5-8 0-2 10; Moore, Shavon 3-6 3-5 9; Ward, Johnna 2-8 1-2 6; Johnson, Amanda2-6 0-0 5; Lombardi, Marianne 2-6 0-0 4; Hammond, Marissa 1-1 1-2 3;Woodard, Brittany 1-2 0-0 2; Jones, Holly 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-55 15-24 75.