Cougs fall to BYU in first game of the North Shore Showcase
LAIE, HAWAII – The Washington State women's basketball team was handed its first loss of the 2022-23 season Friday, Nov. 18, as the Cougars fell to BYU, 65-56, in their first game at the 2022 North Shore Showcase.
Washington State fell victim to a hot-shooting BYU squad that shot a blistering 75 percent over the first two quarters of play. Despite that, WSU was still able to keep the game manageable, as the Cougs trailed BYU by 12 points, 36-24, going into the break.
After falling down by a game-high 20 points early in the fourth quarter, Washington State attempted a comeback over the final 9:30 of game time. The Cougars battled throughout the fourth and cut their deficit to just nine points after a 3-point basket from senior Johanna Teder with 2:16 remaining in the game. That would be as close as the Cougars would get, as BYU was able to thwart WSU's comeback and collect a 65-56 victory.
Junior Charlisse Leger-Walker led the way for Washington State, as the guard from Waikato, New Zealand scored a game-high 21 points. It is Leger-Walker's third-straight 20-plus point performance, she has now collected 26 career games with 20-or-more points during her WSU career.
Teder joined Leger-Walker in the double-digit scoring column, as the guard from Tartu, Estonia chipped in 12 points. It is Teder's first double-digit scoring performance of the season, while it is the 15th time in her WSU career scoring 10-or-more points in a game.
Washington State will be back in action this Monday, Nov. 21, when the Cougars conclude their stay on Oahu with a contest against Troy. Tip-off against the Trojans is set for 3 p.m. PT and will stream live on BeTheBeast.com.
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