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Borislava Hristova sets Washington State career scoring mark in 96-75 win over California

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Washington State forward Borislava Hristova (45) shoots against Stanford guard Lexie Hull during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Hristova scored 26 points on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, to become WSU’s all-time leading scorer. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
Washington State forward Borislava Hristova (45) shoots against Stanford guard Lexie Hull during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Hristova scored 26 points on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, to become WSU’s all-time leading scorer. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

BERKELEY, Calif. – Redshirt senior Borislava Hristova further solidified herself as one of the best players in Washington State women’s basketball history, as she became WSU’s all-time leading scorer on Sunday afternoon, scoring 26 points in a 96-75 victory over California.

Hristova broke Jeanne Eggart Helfer’s career record of 1,967 points with a contested jumper in the lane in the first quarter. She finished the game with 1,986 career points, passing Eggart atop the Washington State all-time scoring list after a 38-year reign.

Hristova and senior Chanelle Molina, who tallied a game-high 28 points led four Cougars in double figures. It was the second straight game in which Hristova and Molina both scored at least 20 points.

The victory improves Washington State’s record to 1-2 in Pac-12 play, while they move to a game over .500 on the year at 8-7. For California, they fall to 0-2 in the Pac-12 and 8-5 overall. The win for the Cougars snap a five-game losing streak to the Golden Bears and is the first victory for Washington State in Haas Pavilion since Feb. 12, 2011.

Molina’s 28 pionts came on 12-of-16 shooting from the floor and she added eight rebounds and eight assists. The 28 points for the point guard establishes a new season high for the second-straight contest, as she scored 27 points at No. 4/5 Stanford on Friday night.

The 28-point outing for Molina concludes a weekend that saw her score 55 points on 23-of-32 shooting in two road games.

Redshirt junior Johanna Muzet posted a career-high 12 points off the bench, behind a career-best three 3-point field goals. Sophomore Ula Motuga rounded out the group of double-digit scorers for Washington State with her third 11-point outing over the last four games.

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