Motum's Double-Double Leads Cougs in Exhibition Win - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Motum's Double-Double Leads Cougs in Exhibition Win

Posted: Updated:

PULLMAN, Wash. – Senior forward Brock Motum scored a game-high 21 points and senior guard Mike Ladd added 12 as the Washington State University men's basketball team defeated Saint Martin's 62-50, Tuesday in exhibition action at Beasley Coliseum.

Redshirt junior D.J. Shelton (Rialto, Calif.) finished with 9 rebounds and 8 points, while redshirt sophomore Royce Woolridge (Phoenix, Ariz.) reached double-figures with 10 points and had a game-high 3 steals. Woolridge sat out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA rules after transferring from Kansas.

Motum (Brisbane, Australia) added 5 rebounds, while Ladd (Seattle, Wash.) had 7 boards. In all 10 Cougars saw action, including four making their debut in a Washington State uniform. Joining Woolridge were sophomore James Hunter (Sydney, Australia), and freshmen Junior Longrus (Oakland, California) and Brett Boese (Spokane, Wash.).

Roger O'Neill had a team-high 13 points for Saint Martin's, adding 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Matt Dodson was the only other Saint in double figures with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Rei Jensen chipped in 7 points and 7 boards, while Eric Taylor had 3 steals.

"I thought they (Saint Martin's) did a good job," WSU Head Coach Ken Bone said. "They played hard, they played together and I think Saint Martin's deserves a lot of credit for the way they played tonight." 

Saint Martin's opened up the game with a 3-pointer less than a minute into action, as it led until the 11:48 mark when a 3-pointer by Motum tied the game at 11. The Cougars took their first lead of the game at 18-15 with 8:10 to go in the half on a 3-pointer by DaVonté Lacy. WSU held onto the lead throughout the rest of the period, leading 28-26 at halftime.

"I think we started off a little slow…but in the second half we picked it up," Motum said. "We didn't finish off the way we should have, but it's an exhibition game, the first game of the season and we've got a lot to learn still. But I think it was a step to improvement and we saw areas we need to improve on."

The Saints opened the second half on a 5-0 run to take a 31-30 lead with 17 minutes to go in the game. A basket by Woolridge gave the Cougars the lead back, 32-31, with 16:51 to go. The Cougars went on to lead by as many as 12 at 47-35 with 9:16 to go and then again at 56-44 with 4:34 to play. WSU reached its largest lead of the game of 16 points at the 2:05 mark, leading 62-46. The Saints scored the final 4 points as the Cougars won by 12 points, 62-50.

The Cougars open the 2012-13 season, Saturday, Nov. 10 against Eastern Washington at 4:30 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. The game is part of the preliminary rounds of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks. The WSU basketball game will take place before the Cougar football squad hosts UCLA at Martin Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Gonzaga Women's Basketball Announces WCC Slate

    Gonzaga Women's Basketball Announces WCC Slate

    First-year Gonzaga University head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier will make her West Coast Conference debut at home as the 2014-15 WCC schedule was announced Tuesday.>>
    First-year Gonzaga University head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier will make her West Coast Conference debut at home as the 2014-15 WCC schedule was announced Tuesday.>>
  • Sweets & Pippins Rank in Top 50 Nationally for Attendance Numbers

    Sweets & Pippins Rank in Top 50 Nationally for Attendance Numbers

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:39 GMT
    For the fifth season in a row, the Walla Walla Sweets, despite playing in one of the continent’s smallest markets, finished in the Top 50 (#45), while the Yakima Valley Pippins joined the rankings in their inaugural season, ranking number 35 nationally when it comes to attendance numbers.>>
    For the fifth season in a row, the Walla Walla Sweets, despite playing in one of the continent’s smallest markets, finished in the Top 50 (#45), while the Yakima Valley Pippins joined the rankings in their inaugural season, ranking number 35 nationally when it comes to attendance numbers.>>
  • 2014 College Football Schedule on SWX

    College Football on SWX

    SWX is proud to present another exciting year of college football! Below is a listing of all the games slated to be broadcast during the 2014 season. All games will be shown LIVE on SWX in their respective regions, and all games will be seen in HD where available.>>
    SWX is proud to present another exciting year of college football! Below is a listing of all the games slated to be broadcast during the 2014 season. All games will be shown LIVE on SWX in their respective regions, and all games will be seen in HD where available.>>
  • Washington St.WSUMore>>

  • Jason Gesser Answers 'Ice Bucket Challenge' From Michelle Dapper

    Jason Gesser Answers 'Ice Bucket Challenge' From Michelle Dapper

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:12:41 GMT
    Last week SWX's own Michelle Dapper challenge Washington State legend Jason Gesser to take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' and on Sunday Gesser finally answered the challenge. Checkout the video.>>
    Last week SWX's own Michelle Dapper challenge Washington State legend Jason Gesser to take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' and on Sunday Gesser finally answered the challenge. Checkout the video.>>
  • Catching Up With The Cougar Camp

    Catching Up With The Cougar Camp

    SWX's John Collett spent the day in Pullman on Tuesday to catch up with the Washington State University football team as it continues its fall camp this week with the season quickly approaching.>>
    SWX's John Collett spent the day in Pullman on Tuesday to catch up with the Washington State University football team as it continues its fall camp this week with the season quickly approaching.
    >>
  • WSU Defense Strong In First Scrimmage

    WSU Defense Strong In First Scrimmage

    Sunday, August 10 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-08-10 05:05:06 GMT
    Washington State football held its first scrimmage of fall camp, working through roughly 60 plays at Sacajawea Middle School Saturday afternoon.>>
    Washington State football held its first scrimmage of fall camp, working through roughly 60 plays at Sacajawea Middle School Saturday afternoon.
    >>