Konawaena graduates power Washington State


Stephens Media

Lia Galdeira scored 17 points and Dawnyelle Awa had 10, including 6 of 6 free throws, to lift eighth-seeded Washington State University to a 48-41 win over ninth-seeded Arizona State in the first round of the Pac 12 women’s basketball tournament on Thursday.

Galdeira and Awa, freshman out of Konawaena High School, led the Cougars (10-19) past the Sun Devils (13-17).

The Cougars play top-seeded Stanford at 3 p.m. today in the quarterfinals at Seattle.

Galdeira hit 7 of 15 field goals, including 2 of 3 3-pointers, and 1 of 3 free throws against Arizona State. She also had five rebounds.

Awa made 2 of 7 field goals but was deadly from the free-throw line in the closely contested game.

 

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