Washington State Women Snap Four-game Losing Streak
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Alexys Swedlund scored 18 points and Ivana Kmetovska a career-high 16 and Washington State defeated Cal 84-79 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.
Pinelopi Pavlopoulou added 13 points, Maria Kostourkova 12 and Nike McClure 10 as five Cougars scored in double figures for the first time since Dec. 4 against Boise State. WSU, which has lost its three leading scorers to injuries this season, gave freshmen Kayla Washington and Johanna Muzet their first starts with Swedlund and Kmetovska coming off the bench.
Washington State (9-12, 4-6 Pac-12) shot 46 percent but had 17 offensive rebounds and scored 26 points off 24 Cal turnovers, including 17 steals.
Kristine Anigwe scored 32 points to lead the Bears (15-7, 3-7). Cal shot 53 percent but made only 1 of 10 3-point attempts.
Caila Hailey's basket early in the fourth quarter gave the Cougars a lead they clung to. Courtney Range's 3-pointer got Cal within three with six seconds left but Pavlopoulou made two free throws.
Neither team led by double figures.