PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Freshman forward Marisa Stotler, making
her first start, led Washington State with 24 points, 14 rebounds
and five steals in a 76-70 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday
Stotler scored 12 points during a 16-0 run that gave Washington
State (2-5) a 67-60 lead with 4:35 to go.
Kate Benz scored 11 points for WSU, and reserve Nakejia Kelly
scored all 10 of her points in the first half. Joanna Chadd scored
15 of her 23 points in the first eight minutes of the second half
for Eastern Washington (3-5).
Chadd finished 5 for 13 from 3-point range. Reserve Ashley
Knight added 14 points (12 in six minutes of playing time in the
first half) for Eastern. Phynique Allen scored 12.
The Eagles, who have lost five straight after a 3-0 start, led
most of the game. Washington State pulled within one point at 34-33
at the half, but Chadd scored the last five points in a 9-0 run
that pushed Eastern Washington ahead 45-36 at 16:39 of the second
The Cougars outrebounded the Eagles 46-40, including 19-9 on the
offensive glass. Stotler, who leads WSU with 12.1 points, 7.1
rebounds and 2.3 steals per game, led all players with six
offensive rebounds to help the Cougars snap a three-game losing