Caila Hailey had 11 points and 11 rebounds for her first career double-double and Washington State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Saint Mary’s 85-69 on Sunday in Pullman.
Louise Brown and Borislava Hristova scored 14 points each for the Cougars (2-0) while Alexys Swedlund added 11 points.
WSU led by six before shooting 53.3 percent in the fourth quarter while holding the Gaels (0-2) to 25 percent in the final period.
WSU turned 24 Gaels turnovers into 28 points.
Devyn Galland led Saint Mary’s with 18 points with Stella Beck adding 17.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.