5:00 PM ET, February 12, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University junior Keisha Moore led the Cougars to a 68-63 victory over the Oregon State University Beavers Saturday at Friel Court, scoring a career-high 17 points.The victory marks the first time the Cougars have beaten the Beavers since Feb. 13, 1999. Down by 11 in the first half, the win was a great comeback for Washington State (6-18, 2-13) and only the second win for the Cougars in league play this year. Oregon State is 1-13 in league play and 6-18 overall.The Beavers led 33-30 at halftime, and held a two-point lead with 14:15 left in the second half. At this point, the Cougars went on a 14-1 run, 10 of which were scored by Moore. The Beavers were able to claw back to within two, but clutch free-throw shooting at the end of the game sealed the win for the Cougars.The Ducks were led by Shannon Howell who scored a game high 21 points. Juniors Karen Vickery and Mandy Close added 11 and 10 points respectively.Washington State senior Jessica Perry added 13 points, six rebounds and six steals in her final home game as a Cougar, while junior Charmaine Jones added 11 points.