Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/15/12
Improved Perimeter Play Gives Cougss Weapons The Washington St. Cougars began their season with a 88-69 victory over Eastern Washington last Saturday. While the Cougars were the favored team in the match up, the way the victory came about was rather uplifting. Washington St.’s biggest knocks coming into the season were rebounding, free-throw shooting and defense in front court. The vast improvements came in the rebounding category, where Brock Motum hauled in 10 and DJ Shelton added 12 of his own, along with 5 more from Mike Ladd and Junior Longrus. With a size advantage over the Eastern Eagles, the output was expected from the larger Cougar group. It was nevertheless encouraging to see proper box-outs and a team-wide swarm to the boards on every shot attempt. After the convincing victory there is optimism in the young season. Let’s identify what the Cougars do well, and what needs to be improved for a successful 2012-2013 campaign. Strengths Brock Motum The obvious strength of the ...
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