Borislava Hristova collected 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to guide Washington State to a 74-46 rout of Colorado in a Pac-12 women’s basketball game Sunday at Beasley Coliseum.

Chanelle Molina added 18 points, six assists, seven rebounds and four steals for the Cougars (7-9, 2-3), who took control in the second quarter and blitzed the Buffaloes 46-27 in the second half.

“I thought our disposition tonight was unbelievably determined,” WSU coach Kamie Ethridge said.

Caylao-Do Quinessa produced 18 points for the Buffs (10-6, 0-5), who shot only 20-for-58 overall and 2-for-15 from long range.

Maria Kostourkova scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the Cougs, also grabbintg eight rebounds. Wazzu won the board column 38-27 and tallied 18 assists, including three by Cherilyn Molina.

Four of the Cougars’ five 3-pointers came in the final quarter, which they dominated 29-17.

COLORADO (10-6)

Hollingshed 7-12 0-0 14, Tuitele 3-9 0-0 6, Caylao-Do 6-13 4-7 18, Finau 0-5 0-0 0, Robinson 1-7 2-2 4, Jank 0-2 0-0 0, Volcy 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 3-3 0-0 6, Clarke 0-4 0-0 0, Diop 0-3 0-0 0, Totals 20-58 6-9 48.

WASHINGTON ST. (7-9)

Hristova 7-16 9-9 23, Levy 2-5 2-2 6, Kostourkova 6-9 0-0 12, Molina 7-11 2-3 18, Swedlund 3-4 0-0 8, Motuga 2-4 0-0 5, Subasic 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Molina 0-0 0-0 0, Molina 0-2 0-0 0, Totals 28-53 13-14 74.

Colorado 13 8 10 17 — 48

Washington St. 12 16 17 29 — 74

3-Point Goals: Colorado 2-16 (Hollingshed 0-5, Tuitele 0-2, Caylao-Do 2-3, Finau 0-1, Robinson 0-3, Jank 0-1, Clarke 0-1), Washington St. 5-16 (Hristova 0-3, Levy 0-2, Molina 2-3, Swedlund 2-2, Motuga 1-3, Subasic 0-1, Molina 0-2). Assists: Colorado 9 (Caylao-Do 2), Washington St. 18 (Molina 6). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds: Colorado 27 (Clarke 6), Washington St. 38 (Hristova 10). Total Fouls: Colorado 12, Washington St. 13. Technical Fouls_None.A: 647.

Men’s basketball

Cougs popped at Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Washington State continued its road-trip struggles from beyond the arc, where it went 5-for-24 in an 88-70 blowout loss to Pac-12 Conference opponent Utah.

The Cougars (7-9 overall, 0-3 in league), who were missing standout forward Robert Franks for the fifth time this season, have dropped six straight. They remain winless on the road (0-8) this season and haven’t bested Utah away from home since 1946 (17 tries).

WSU found itself in a tight game midway through the first half, but a 15-0 run for the Utes induced a 20-point lead at intermission, and the hot-and-cold Cougs, despite outscoring the Utes by two in the second, could not overcome that deficit.

CJ Elleby, who’s taken over full-time scoring duties with Franks injured with a hip contusion, got into foul trouble early, and only had a point at the break. He scored 20 in the second half — while Isaiah Wade added 12 total — but no other Coug managed more than eight.

WSU assisted on 11 buckets, but committed 13 turnovers whichled to 21 Utah points. Meanwhile, Utah (8-8, 2-2) had 20 dishes to 15 giveaways and outboarded WSU by 11.

The Utes had six players score in double figures, with Timmy Allen (15) leading the bunch, which combined for a 55-percent mark from the floor.

WSU will return to Beasley Coliseum for the first time since Dec. 19. The Cougars get Cal — which they swept last season — on Thursday at 7 p.m.

According to Cougfan.com, Franks “should be able to return from his hip injury for Cal.”

WASHINGTON ST. (7-9, 0-3)

Elleby 6-16 7-10 21, Pollard 2-3 0-0 4, Cannon 1-9 6-6 8, Ali 0-4 3-4 3, Daniels 2-6 2-2 7, Wade 6-10 0-2 12, Cooper 1-1 0-0 2, Kunc 2-5 1-1 6, Skaggs 1-3 0-0 3, Robinson 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 23-64 19-25 70.

UTAH (8-8, 2-2)

Battin 4-8 2-2 11, Allen 6-12 3-5 15, Johnson 4-5 0-2 8, Barefield 3-8 4-4 10, Van Dyke 4-8 0-0 10, Gach 6-7 0-0 14, Tillman 3-7 0-1 7, Morley 0-1 0-0 0, Topalovic 0-0 2-2 2, Jones 3-4 2-2 11. Totals 33-60 13-18 88.

Halftime — Utah 44-24. 3-Point Goals — Washington St. 5-24 (Elleby 2-5, Skaggs 1-2, Kunc 1-2, Daniels 1-5, Pollard 0-1, Robinson 0-2, Cannon 0-3, Ali 0-4), Utah 9-24 (Jones 3-4, Gach 2-3, Van Dyke 2-6, Battin 1-2, Tillman 1-4, Morley 0-1, Barefield 0-4). Fouled Out — Wade. Rebounds — Washington St. 25 (Wade 7), Utah 37 (Allen 9). Assists — Washington St. 11 (Daniels 3), Utah 20 (Barefield 7). Total Fouls — Washington St. 18, Utah 20. A — 11,358 (15,000).

Track and field

Vandals cruise at McCluskey Open

Nine Idaho competitors secured first-place honors at the Lauren McCluskey Memorial Open.

The tournament, named after the Pullman High graduate and University of Utah runner who was murdered in October at Salt Lake City, was the season-opener.

For the women, UI’s Kaleala Bass placed first in the 800-meter dash and was followed by three other Vandals.

UI’s Henrike Fiedler (long jump), Jordyn Rauer (triple) and Hannah Ringel (shot put) were medalists in their respective events.

For the men, UI’s Ben Doucette (200), Kaizer Gillispie (400) and Dean Ellenwood (800) won running events. Doucette also took first in the 60-meter hurdles.

In throwing events, the Vandals’ Zachary Short was first in shot put with an 18.97-meter toss.

“I saw a lot more up than I was expecting,” UI track and field coach Tim Cawley said. “We had a lot of wins, which is good. We got out and competed. We saw a lot of PRs too. ... The culture is really coming around. I’m excited.”

UI top placers

At Moscow

WOMEN

60 — 4, Kartina Moreland, UI, 7.82.

400 — 3, Aaryanna Kurucz, UI, 57.52.

800 — 1, Kaleala Bass, UI, 2:11.01. 2, Erin Hagen, UI, 2:13.23. 3, Malaina Thacker, UI, 2:14.12.

Mile — 3, Emily Wesseling, UI, 5:07.34. 4, Nathalia Campos, UI, 5:04.23.

60 hurdles — 4, Henrike Fiedler, UI, 9.26.

4x400 relay — 2, UI, 4:01.85.

Pole vault — 4, Chloe West, UI, 3.49m.

Long jump — 1, Henrike Fiedler, UI, 5.76m.

Triple jump — 1, Jordyn Rauer, UI, 11.71m. 3, Karina Moreland, UI, 11.44m.

Shot put — 1, Hannah Ringel, UI, 13.75m.

MEN

200 — 1, Ben Doucette, UI, 21.91. 4, Nik Chappee, UI, 22.44.

400 — 1, Kaizer Gillispie, UI, 48.68. 2, Nik Chappee, UI, 49.51.

800 — 1, Dean Ellenwood, UI, 1:55.37. 2, Caleb Seely, UI, 1:55.81.

Mile — 2, Ben Shaw, UI, 4:17.78. 3, Fabian Cardenas, UI, 4:19.53. 4, Jenner Higgins, UI, 4:20.92. 5, Grayson Ollar, UI, 4:25.35.

60 hurdles — 1, Ben Doucette, UI, 7.88.

4x400 relay — 2, UI “A”, 3:24.69. 5, UI “B”, 3:29.30.

High jump — 3, Britt Ipsen, UI, 2.00m.

Long jump — 4, Britt Ipsen, UI, 6.81m.

Shot put — 1, Zack Short, UI, 18.97m. 5, Robby Van Idour, UI, 14.34m.

Weight throw — 3, Cullen Williams, UI, 16.12m.

Taylor, Wells Jr. bag two golds each

NAMPA, Idaho — Washington State opened its indoor track season with runners Charisma Taylor and Emmanuel Wells, Jr. each earning two first-place finishes during the Bronco Invite, hosted by Boise State.

Taylor took first in the 200-meter dash and long jump, while Wells, Jr. nabbed the top spot in the 60- and 200-meter dashes.

On the women’s side, Wazzu also got first-place showings from Jordyn Tucker (60), Ronna Iverson (400), Aoife Martin (weight throw) and a team of four for the 4x400 relay.

For the men, Jake Ulrich (400) and Sam Brixey (long jump) ended in first as well.

The Cougs also sent a party of competitors to Seattle to compete at the University of Washington Indoor Preview event.

Peyton Fredrickson earned a first-place finish in the high jump.

WSU placers

At Nampa

WOMEN

60 — 1, Jordyn Tucker, 7.58. 2, Regyn Gaffney, 7.64. 3, Lauren Newman, 7.77.

200 — 1, Charisma Taylor, 25.34. 3, Tierney Silliman, 25.82.

400 — 1, Ronna Iverson, 57.24.

3000 — 3, Samantha King-Shaw, 10:30.11.

60 hurdles — 2, Charisma Taylor, 8.47.

4x400 relay — 1, Mackenzie Fletcher, Ronna Iverson, Kristina Schreiber, Lindsey Schauble, 3:57.20.

High jump — 3, Lindsey Schauble, 5-3 1/4 - 1.61m.

Long jump — 1, Charisma Taylor, 19-4 3/4 - 5.91m. 2, Lauren Newman, 18-3 3/4 - 5.58m.

Shot put — 3, Chrisshnay Brown, 47-6 1/2 - 14.49m.

Wt. throw — 1, Aoife Martin, 56-8 - 17.27m.

MEN

60 — 1, Emmanuel Wells Jr., 6.72. T3, Charles Johnson, 7.00. T3, Ethan Gardner, 7.00.

200 — 1, Wells Jr., 21.42. 2, Gardner, 21.73.

400 — 1, Jake Ulrich, 47.54.

60 hurdles — 2, Sam Brixey, 7.94.

4x400 relay — 3, Christapherson Grant, Corey Allen, Sam Brixey, Carson Brown, 3:23.16.

Long jump — 1, Brixey, 22-6 1/2 - 6.87m. 3, Ray Littles, 21-0 3/4 - 6.42m.

Wt. throw — 3, Silas Hurst, 51-1 - 15.57m.

At Seattle

WOMEN

800 — 3, Natalie Ackerley, 2:10.51.

MEN

High jump — 1, Peyton Fredrickson, 6-10 3/4 - 2.10m. 2, Mitch Jacobson, 6-8 3/4 - 2.05m.

Swimming

Cougars bow to Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. — Washington State got wins from Mackenzie Duarte and Pullman High graduate Taylor McCoy, but the Cougars lost to No. 25 Arizona in a Pac-12 swimming dual.

Duarte won the 200 breaststroke, McCoy took the 200 IM and the Cougars also won the 800 freestyle relay.

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