PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Borislava Hristova scored seven of her 25 points in overtime as Washington State held off Washington, 78-75 in a Pac-12 Rivalry Week showdown Wednesday night.
The teams will continue the rivalry Sunday in Seattle.
Neither team managed to separate from the other. The teams finished tied after one quarter and again at intermission. The Cougars built a four-point lead after three quarters, but Amber Melgoza hit the second of two free throws to get Washington even at 68-68 with :04 left to send the game to overtime.
Hristova hit a jumper from the wing to start overtime. After Jenna Moser got the Huskies within one, 70-69, Hristova hit another jumper and followed it with a 3-pointer to give the Cougars a six-point bulge.
Khayla Rooks scored with :36 left to cut the lead to four and Melgoza hit two free throws to make it a two-point game, but the Cougars beat the Washington press and Nike McClure scored on a layup to push the lead back to four. Moser hit two free throws, but Chanelle Molina made the first of two free throws for Washington State with :08 left for the final margin.
Hristova hit 10 of 22 shots from the field and was 4 of 7 from distance for Washington State (9-10, 2-5). McClure finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds and Molina added 13 points and dished four assists. Kayla Washington grabbed 11 rebounds to go with nine points.
Melgoza had 22 points to lead Washington (6-12, 0-7). Hannah Johnson added 13 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Moser chipped in 11 points.