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Washington State women lose to 5th-ranked South Carolina in Paradise Jam tournament

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Washington State women’s basketball team lost to a top-five opponent for the second straight day Friday, as No. 5 South Carolina beat the Cougars 68-53 on Friday at the Paradise Jam tournament.

On Thursday, the Cougars lost to second-ranked Baylor, the defending NCAA champion.

Washington State (4-2) plays No. 17 Indiana at 2:45 p.m. PT on Saturday. The Hoosiers beat South Carolina 71-57 on Thursday.

Chanelle Molina led the Cougars with 17 points. WSU went on a 13-2 run late in the second quarter and trailed South Carolina 37-32 at halftime.