Cougs roar back to beat Zags

December 29, 2012 7:24 p.m.  •  0 comments

Led by Tia Presley’s 15 points and four steals, Washington State University women’s basketball team overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Gonzaga 57-51, before a sold-out crowd in the McCarthey Athletic Center, Dec. 29, 2012 in Spokane, Wash.

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Gonzaga’s Jazmine Redmon (34) and Haiden Palmer play tight defense on Washington State’s Lia Galdeira (3) and Brandi Thomas in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer (3) battles Washington State’s Sage Romberg for control of the rebound in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Taelor Karr beats Washington State’s Mariah Cooks to the baseline in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Taelor Karr and Washington State’s Tia Presley vie for a loose ball in the first half.

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Washington State coach June Daugherty and her bench thing the Cougars got the short end of a call during the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Chesea Waters tangles with Washington State’s Carly Noyes for rebounding position in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer (3) eyes the basket as she slices past Washington State’s Sage Romberg (22) and Tia Pressley (5) in the 2nd half.

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Washington State’s Tia Presley disrupts Gonzaga’s Taelor Karr progress at the top of the key during the 2nd half.

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Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves gives basketball official Lucy Banuelos and earfull as the Zags try to catch up during the 2nd half against Washington State.

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Gonzaga’s Shaniqua Nilles (22) and Sunny Greinacher can’t contain Washington State’s Mariah Cooks in the 2nd half.

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Washington State’s Tia Presley steals the ball while pressing Goinzaga in the 2nd half.

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Washington State’s bench celebrates taking the lead from Gonzaga in the 2nd half.

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Gonzaga’s Sunny Greinacher wrestles Washington State’s Mariah Cooks to the ground for a jump ball in the 2nd half.

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Washington State’s Lia Galdeira is fouled as Gonzaga’s Jazmine Redmond and Shelby Cheslek try to steal the ball late in the 2nd half.

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Washington State’s Lia Galdeira watches her 3-point shot drop through the basket late in the game against Gonzaga’s Keani Albanez.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer (3) tries to beat the half court pressure from Washington State’s Carly Noyes, Tia Presley and Brandi Thomas in the 2nd half.

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Washington State’s bench, including Garly Noyes, celebrates a late basket against Gonzaga in the 2nd half

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Washington State coach June Daugherty and Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves exchange words after the Cougars beat the Zags 57-51, Dec. 29, 2012 in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Washington State coach June Daugherty gets a thumbs up during a post-game radio interview and victory sign from a fan after the Cougars beat Gonzaga 57-51 in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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