By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Cougars pull away from Eagles in second half


Last updated 12/31/2020 at 1:13pm

Courtesy Bob Hubner | WSU Photo Services

WSU freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker drives on EWU freshman Aaliyah Alexander. WSU knocked off the Eagles 76-52 last week.

PULLMAN – The Eastern Washington women's basketball team (1-6) hung tough with a Washington State squad that nearly upset No. 8 Oregon a day prior for a quarter, but sharp shooting from WSU and turnovers from EWU allowed the Cougars to pull away in the final three frames for a 73-52 Wazzu win Dec. 22.

Former Liberty High School standout freshman Maisie Burnham, whose hometown of Spangle is located roughly halfway between Cheney and Pullman, scored a career-high 16 points and snared eight rebounds for the Eagles.

EWU held a lead twice in the first quarter behind baskets from sophomores K...

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