Tia Presley Scores 32 in Back-to-Back Games to Lift Cougar Women
The Washington State Cougar women won two huge games over the weekend, sweeping aside the mountain schools Utah and Colorado on the road to improve to 14-12 (8-6) and move into a tie for fifth place in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cougs have four games remaining before the Pac-12 Tournament in Seattle.
Tia Presley was at her best this week, leading the Cougars in scoring in back-to-back game with 32 points and hitting clutch free throws to ice the Colorado victory in Boulder. She’ll need to continue the stellar play as the Cougs try to fight their way into the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
At 14-12, it’s difficult to say where the ladies stand currently in the race for a spot, but it is clear that losing either game this weekend against two of the bottom four teams in the conference would’ve doused their hopes more than the wins fueled the flame. Still, winning on the road is a historically tough thing to do for WSU so these wins are huge. The Cougars close against the Oregon’s and the Bay Area schools these next two weeks.
Coug seniors celebrate the win over Colorado with former coug players Rosie Tarnowski and Katie… http://t.co/20Xe9Lpphv
— WSU Women’s Hoops (@WSUWomensHoops) February 16, 2014
Tia with 32 pts for second straight game…first time by a Coug since WSU Hall of Famer Jenni Ruff did it twice in 1995-96 #GoCougs
— WSU Women’s Hoops (@WSUWomensHoops) February 17, 2014