Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley (Gonzaga Prep) combined to score 45 points on Thursday night to power the Washington State Cougars to an 81-55 nonconference win over the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in Santa Barbara, California.
WSU (6-2) pulled away after leading 35-28 at intermission, shooting 51 percent from the field to outscore UCSB 46-27 the rest of the way.
Galdeira scored WSU’s first nine points of the second half, including a personal 7-0 run concluding with a 3-pointer from the right wing that pushed the lead above double figures for good.
“I am excited about our team, we showed some good leadership to grind out the road win and not let down after the win over Maryland,” WSU coach June Daugherty said.
“We have to get better each time out and we are starting to understand that, and it will help us in the long run.”
The Cougars outrebounded the Gauchos 45-34, including 17 offensive rebounds, and scored 21 points off 16 USCB turnovers
Clair Watkins lead UCSB (0-7) with 18 points and eight rebounds.
Oregon State 75, Idaho 53: Sydney Wiese scored 16 points and Jamie Weisner (Clarkston HS) added 15 as the Beavers (6-0) used a 13-0 second-half run to dispatch the Vandals in Corvallis.
Stacey Barr tallied a game-high 21 points for the Vandals (3-3) that pushed her past Winka Olorunnife for seventh place on Idaho’s all-time scoring list.
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