Cougs conclude their Hawaiian excursion this Monday vs. Troy
LAIE, Hawaii -- The Washington State women's basketball team concludes its stay on Oahu this Monday, Sept. 21, as the Cougars are set to take on Troy in the final game of the 2022 North Shore Showcase. Tip-off against the Trojans is set for 1 p.m. PT and will stream on BeTheBeast.com.
WASHINGTON STATE (3-1, 0-0 Pac-12) vs. Troy (3-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) | Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 | 3 p.m. PT | BYU-Hawai'i
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>> The Cougars will look to get back into the win column Monday against the Trojans, as Washington State dropped a 65-56 decision to BYU this past Friday, Nov. 18, in the first game of the North Shore Showcase to fall to 3-1 on the year.
>> Monday's matchup in the North Shore Showcase will be the first-ever meeting between Washington State and Troy.
>> Junior Charlisse Leger-Walker recorded her third-straight 20-point performance in Friday's loss to BYU, as the guard from Waikato, New Zealand scored a game-high 24 points. It was Leger-Walker's 26th game in her WSU career with 20-or-more points, while it was the 51st time that Leger-Walker has scored double-digit points in a game.
>> The Cougars will be looking to leave the Hawaiian Islands with a win in their back pocket. This is the ninth time that Washington State has headed out to Hawai'i to play in a midseason tournament. The Cougars are an even 11-11 all-time in games in the Hawaiian Islands.
>> Washington State has put on an elite shooting performance as a team through four games of the 2022-23 season. The Cougars head into Monday's matchup against Troy shooting 47.1 percent from the floor, which is the 44th-best team shooting percentage in NCAA Division I.
Monday's game against Troy will be streamed online via a subscription on BeTheBeast.com. There will be no radio stream of either WSU game at the North Shore Showcase. For live updates of each game, follow @WSUCougarWBB on Twitter.
Scoring in Bunches
Junior Charlisse Leger-Walker has been one of the most prolific scorers in the NCAA since her arrival from New Zealand in the 2020-21 campaign. This season has been no different, as Leger-Walker enters Monday's having scored the sixth-most points in NCAA Division I this season with 96 points scored through four games. Her 24.0 points per game average are the 13th-highest in the NCAA and tops in the Pac-12.
Returning to Double Digits
Senior Johanna Teder posted her first double-digit scoring performance of the season this past Friday against BYU, as she scored 12 points. It is Teder's 15th game in her WSU career scoring 10-or-more points in a game.
Making It Tough for Foes from Deep
Washington State has held the opposition to a 22.4 shooting percentage from behind the arc this season. That mark is the 37th-best defensive 3-point shooting percentage in all of NCAA Division I.
Scouting the Trojans
Troy comes into Monday's game fresh off a 68-62 win over BYU on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Trojan's first game of the North Shore Showcase. Troy is 3-2 through five games this season.
The Trojans feature three players that average double-digit points this season, led by junior Tai'Sheka Porchia, who is putting up 12.8 points per game. Porchia also leads the team in rebounding at 7.4 caroms per contest. Senior Jada Walton is averaging 11.8 points per contest, while junior Nai Daniel is putting up 10.3 points a game.
Troy shoots 33.4 percent from the floor as a team, while the opposition is shooting 44.9 percent against them. The Trojans are forcing teams into 21.8 turnovers per game and average 12.4 steals per game. Troy is averaging 75.8 points per game while giving up 77.4 points per contest.
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