Taylor Wurtz scored 13 points and Wisconsin defeated Washington State 52-44 on Sunday.

Taylor Wurtz scored 13 points and Wisconsin defeated Washington State 52-44 on Sunday.

Cassie Rochel had 11 points and Morgan Paige scored 10 for the Badgers (2-1), who led 22-15 at halftime and opened up a 15-point lead early in the second half. The Cougars (1-3) later rallied with a 13-2 run to take a 44-43 lead with 1:37 left on Tia Presley’s free throws.

But Wisconsin closed the game with nine straight points, four by Paige and five by Wurtz.

Lia Galdeira scored 15 points to lead Washington State and Carly Noyes added 14 points.