No. 5 UCLA women suffer an upset loss at Washington State
The Cougars beat a team ranked in the top five for the first time in program history.
Leger-Walker’s shot put Washington State ahead 64-63. The freshman made three late free throws and scored the Cougars’ final nine points.
Her sister, Krystal Leger-Walker, added 10 points for the Cougars (9-6, 7-5 Pac-12), who are enjoying their best season in years. Last month, they lost at UCLA 68-66 in overtime.
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The Bruins led 22-16 after the first quarter despite 11 points from Charlisse Leger-Walker.
Washington State outscored the Bruins 19-13 in the second quarter for a halftime tie at 35.
The Cougars outscored UCLA 17-10 in the third, with seven points from Grace Sarver, to take a 52-45 lead. The Bruins made only three of 13 shots in the quarter.
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