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Cougars’ Cook collects award

At 5-foot-8, April Cook isn’t generally the most noticeable player on the court.

That wasn’t the case Saturday in Tempe, Ariz., however, where Washington State’s sophomore point guard turned in the biggest performance in leading the Cougars to a come-from-behind 66-62 victory over Arizona State.

Cook’s career-high 33 points, which included a career-high 13 field goals in 18 attempts, helped earn her Pac-10 Conference women’s player of the week honors.

She is just the second Cougar to receive the award in 13 years. The first was Kate Benz in 2006.

It was the most points scored by a Cougar in more than a decade and ranks ninth all-time on the WSU single-game list. She also led WSU with 13 points in a Thursday loss at Arizona.


Washington senior Quincy Pondexter, who averaged 23.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in wins over two teams tied for first place, set a school record by collecting his fourth Pac-10 player of the week honor this season.

He is just the fourth Pac-10 player to receive the award four times in one season.

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