Woolridge, Motum lead easy win for Cougars
Royce Woolridge and Brock Motum scored 14 points each to help Washington State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-38 on Saturday and end a three...
PULLMAN — Royce Woolridge and Brock Motum scored 14 points each to help Washington State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-38 on Saturday and end a three -game losing streak.
Washington State (3-3) led 23-16 at halftime and started the second half on a 9-0 run.
Woolridge and Mike Ladd hit back-to-back three-pointers to spark a 17-2 run to put the game out of reach at 56-28. The Cougars missed only two shots during the stretch.
Woolridge had four of Washington State's eight three-pointers.
The Golden Lions were only 6 of 26 (23.1 percent) from the field in the first half and 15 of 50 (30 percent) for the game.
Washington State was 23 of 48 from the field (47.9 percent).
Terrell Kennedy led Arkansas-Pine Bluff with nine points.
This was the fifth of 11 games on the road to begin the season for the Golden Lions (1-4).
Arkansas-Pine Bluff doesn't play a home game until January.
Dexter Kernich-Drew scored 10 for Washington State.
Washington State used a big first half to build a double-digit lead, then cruised to a 67-52 victory over visiting Brigham Young.
Washington State improved to 2-3; BYU is 3-3.
Freshman guard Lia Galdeira led WSU with 15 points and sophomore guard Tia Presley added 12 points and a career-high seven assists. Junior forward Sage Romberg finished with eight points and nine rebounds, and redshirt-senior guard Katie Grad had eight points, eight rebounds and three steals off the bench.
WSU used a 25-6 run at the end of the first half to take a 41-24 advantage at the break. Brigham Young shot just 27.5 percent for the game, and its starters were even worse: 8 of 44 (18 percent).
Washington State will hit the road for two games this week, facing UC Riverside on Wednesday and Fresno State on Friday.