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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/28/2000
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Jan. 28, 2000

THIS WEEK
Thursday, January 27 - WSU 72, California 65
Saturday, January 29 - WSU vs. (#24 AP/#25 USA TODAY) Stanford, 3 p.m. (11-4, 4-1)*
*Plays at Washington, January 27

NEXT WEEK
Sunday, February 6 - WSU at Washington, 1 p.m. (LIVE FSNW)%
%Broadcast on KRPL 1400 AM (Alex Webster play-by-play)

-- Upcoming Games --
CAL - The Golden Bears lead the series 17-14, but WSU has five of the last six.
Stanford - The Cardinal has won all 28 meetings and is 13-0 in Pullman.

WSU OVERALL: 3-13
WSU IN PAC-10: 0-6
WSU AT HOME: 1-4
WSU ON THE ROAD: 1-8
WSU ON NEUTRAL FLOORS: 1-1
WSU STREAK: -8

WASHINGTON STATE (4-13 / 1-6)

CALIFORNIA RECAP
The Cougars snapped a pair of streaks with their 72-65 win over California, Thursday Prior to the win, the Cougars had lost eight straight games overall and seven consecutive Pac-10 games dating back to last season Four players scored in double figures in the win over the Golden Bears led by senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), who tallied a game-high 19 points Kerns connected on 5-of-6 three-pointers to give her 98 in her career, sixth all-time at WSU Her .833 shooting percentage from beyond the arc tied a school record for a single game (minimum five attempts) Kerns also dished out six assists to tie for fifth on the WSU career list with 307 and is just 13 points shy of moving into the top 20 in school history Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) recorded the first double-double of the season for the Cougars with 14 points and 11 rebounds She moved into 19th on WSU's career scoring list with 786 points.

STANFORD PREVIEW
The Cardinal is ranked in both the AP (#24) and USA TODAY/ESPN (#25) polls after defeating Cal, 83-57 at home, January 21 Stanford had a four-game winning streak snapped with an 85-83 loss at Washington. The Cardinal is in a four-way tie for second place in the Pac-10 at 4-2, two games behind UCLA (6-0) Stanford swept the series last season with a 77-65 win at WSU, January 21 and a 77-54 victory at home, February 20 and is 28-0 all-time versus WSU Five Cardinal players scored in double figures in the first meeting while Yvonne Volkman (Richland, Wash.) scored 12 points and Victoria Harrod (Nepean, Ontario) added nine points and 10 rebounds for WSU In the second meeting, Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) led the Cougars with 17 points.

COUGAR UPDATE
Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) continues to lead Washington State in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game, including 17.4 points per game in her last five outings...Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) is the only other Cougar averaging double figure scoring at a 12.0 ppg Dietel and junior Yvonne Volkman (Richland, Wash.) lead WSU with 5.2 rebounds per game Kerns and junior Katie Nyseth (Cheshire, Ore.) lead the Cougars with 3.94 assists per outing.

CAREER RANKINGS
Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) moved into 19th place on the WSU career scoring list with 14 points against California, Thursday and now has 786 in her career Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) is tied for fifth in career assists (307), sixth in career three-pointers (98) and ninth in career free throws (229).

WSU IN PAC-10 RANKINGS (THRU JANUARY 27)
The Cougars rank in the top half of the conference in four statistical categories. WSU is second in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.724), third in three-point field goal percentage (.341), fourth in assist/turnover ration (.084), and fourth in and three-point field goals per game (4.53) WSU individuals among the conference leaders include junior Katie Nyseth (Cheshire, Ore.), and senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), both tied for fifth in assists (3.94 per game) Kerns is fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.390), sixth in free throw percentage (.778) and 13th in scoring (12.0 ppg) Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany), ranks eighth in scoring at 14.1 points per game, and free throw percentage (.744) and ninth in field goal percentage (.466).

COACH
Jenny Przekwas is currently in her first year at WSU and her ninth overall. Her record in Pullman is 4-13 and her career mark is 137-112. She guided Saint Francis College (Penn.) to the last four NCAA Tournaments.

OREGON RECAP
The Ducks used a 19-3 run to begin the second half and erase a five-point deficit to post a 77-65 win at Eugene, January 22 The win was the 19th straight home victory for Oregon, the sixth longest active streak in the nation Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) led WSU with 20 points and senior Cathy McNeely (Philomath, Ore.) tallied 13 off the bench including a three-point play with one second left in the first half to extend the Cougars' advantage to 33-28 at intermission.

OREGON STATE RECAP
The Beavers defeated the Cougars, 72-52 on the strength of a 21-4 to begin the game and a 19-3 spurt to start the second half in Corvallis, January 20 Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) led WSU with 13 points.

ARIZONA STATE RECAP
For the second straight game, WSU got off to a good start as it led 10-2 behind senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) who scored the first 10 Cougar points and had 17 of her game-high 20 in the first half However, poor shooting (29 percent in the second half) helped the Sun Devils come from behind for a 64-54 win in Pullman, January 15.

ARIZONA RECAP
WSU opened the game with a 17-4 run, but could not hold off the nationally ranked Wildcats, who clawed back for an 83-68 win in Pullman, January 13 Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) led all scorers with 23 points and junior Yvonne Volkman (Richland, Wash.) added 17 points in the losing effort.

UCLA RECAP
The Bruins scored the first 16 points of the game and held the Cougars scoreless for the opening 8:19 on their way to an 87-60 win, January 9 in Los Angeles Juniors Victoria Harrod (Nepean, Ontario) and Joanna Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) each recorded season high point totals for WSU with 14 and 11, respectively The Cougars were held to their lowest first half point total of the season and trailed 40-18 at intermission before equaling a season high for points in a half with 42 in the final 20 minutes.

USC RECAP
The Jenny Przekwas era in Pac-10 play began on a down note when the Cougars lost 71-61 at USC, January 7 WSU was held to 19 points in the first half and trailed by 15 at intermission before mounting a second half rally The Cougars closed to within seven on two occasions, the latter at 61-54 with 2:43 to play Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) recorded 19 of her career-high 25 points in the second half.

SAINT MARY'S RECAP
Freshman Kelley Berglund (Port Angeles, Wash.) registered a season-high 14 points in an 83-59 loss to the Gaels, December 30 in the final non-conference game of the season for the Cougars Junior Katie Nyseth (Cheshire, Ore.) added a season-high 11 points for WSU which suffered its worst home loss to a non-conference opponent since a 93-66 setback to Portland State, January, 19, 1980.

BOWLING GREEN RECAP
Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) scored 19 of her season-high 23 points in the second half to lead WSU to a 79-71 victory in Bowling Green, December 20 Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) and junior Jessica Collins (Reno, Nev.) each tallied career highs in points with 20 and 12, respectively Collins added a career high four steals in her first career start Junior Yvonne Volkman (Richland, Wash.) contributed a career-high 11 rebounds WSU led 59-58 with 6:20 to play before converting 13-of-15 free throws down the stretch to pull away for the win.TOLEDO RECAP: WSU dropped its third straight with a 79-59 setback at Toledo, December 19 Tricia Lamb led the Cougars with 14 points while junior Yvonne Volkman (Richland, Wash.) and senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) added 13 and 11 points, respectively Freshman Kelley Berglund (Port Angeles, Wash.) made her first collegiate start and contributed eight points, tying her season high and a season-high 11 rebounds.

IDAHO RECAP
Idaho blew open a close game with an 18-1 run over the final 8:57 to post its third straight win in the series, 68-45, December 12 Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) led the Cougars with 12 points and senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) added 11 points The margin of defeat was the largest for WSU in a non-conference road game since a 76-51 setback at Texas, Jan. 2, 1993 The 45 points were the fewest scored by the Cougs in a non-conference game since a 47-41 loss to Boise State in Pullman, December 14, 1984.

GONZAGA RECAP
The Bulldogs used an 18-2 run over a span of 5:47 late in the second half to pull away from the Cougars and captue an 82-66 victory December 8, Gonzaga's second win in the series in 17 all-time meetings Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) registered a team-high 17 points for the Cougars and senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) and sophomore Romie De Anda (El Paso, Texas) each added a dozen points for WSU.

EASTERN WASHINGTON RECAP
Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) capped a 20-point performance with an 18-foot jump shots with five seconds remaining to lift the Cougs to a 61-60 win over Eastern Washington, December 4 Dietel's shot finished a 12-2 run that rallied WSU from a 58-49 deficit in the final 3:20 Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) added 18 points, one shy of her career high.

COORS CLASSIC RECAP
WSU opened the tournament in Boulder, Colo. with a 68-65 loss vs. Western Michigan, November 26 despite sophomore Romie De Anda's (El Paso, Texas) career high 19 points and seven rebounds The Cougars captured the consolation championship the next night with a 66-44 win over Wright State The 44 points were the fewest given up by WSU since an 88-37 victory over Gonzaga to open the 1991-92 season WSU committed only five turnovers while forcing 22 Raider miscues...Senior Alke Dietel (Halle, Germany) followed a 14-point, seven rebound performance against Western Michigan with 15 and eight to earn all-tournament honors The win was the first at WSU for Head Coach Jenny Przkewas.

UTAH RECAP
The Cougars were held to their lowest point total in a season opener since a 62-49 loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay at the outset of the 1988-89 campaign in the 65-49 loss at Utah, November 20 Junior Yvonne Volkman (Richland, Wash.) led WSU with 14 points and sophomore Romie De Anda (El Paso, Texas) recorded career highs in minutes (36) and then career high with 11 points and six rebounds Junior Victoria Harrod (Nepean, Ontario) tallied four points, four rebounds, two steals and a career-high five assists before leaving the game with an injury late in the first half.

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