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WSU women show promise

The WSU women's basketball team has turned it on in Pac-10 play this season. The Cougs are 5-6 in conference with wins over Arizona State and California, which are tied for third in the Pac-10 at 6-5. Their record is all the more impressive when you consider this: The last time WSU had at least five Pac-10 victories in a season was 2000-01. Also, Sage Romberg was named the conference Player of the Week after averaging 16 points and six rebounds in a sweep of the Oregon schools.

The Cougs have a bright future. Their leading scorers, Romberg and Ireti Amojo, are freshmen, former Moses Lake standout Carly Noyes is just a sophomore and only one player is a senior. They still have a long way to go before they can compete with the Stanfords and UCLAs of the world — they lost to the Cardinal 94-50 and the Bruins 80-55 — but hanging out in the middle of the pack is a far cry from their days in the cellar.

If you haven't gotten a chance to see the WSU women this season, they will be on FSN at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when they visit Cal.