PULLMAN — For the second time in less than a month, standout Washington State junior guard Charlisse Leger-Walker had to return to her native New Zealand to deal with a personal issue.

When this happened at the end of 2022, the Cougars were 0-2 without their star, and started to realize they needed more production out of the other players that surround her.

The same issues that hampered WSU before when Leger-Walker was gone reared their heads again Friday.

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