Dec. 7, 2006
This Week: The Washington State women's basketball team (3-5) returns to Pullman to face Montana (6-1), Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in a rare appearance at Bohler Gym...The Cougars have won two in a row while the Lady Griz have won three straight.
Tune In For Cougar Women's Basketball on Radio and Internet: Cougar women's basketball fans can listen to all the road contests during the 2006 season with broadcaster Steve Grubbs, LIVE in the Palouse on KQQQ-AM radio (1150 on the AM dial)...in addition, the radio broadcasts of away games are LIVE on the Internet...go to www.wsucougars.com, click on the Cougars All Access link (right side, main page) and sign-in...subscription is $6.95 per month.
First Visit To Bohler Since 1996: Friday's game marks the first regular season game at Bohler Gym since Dec. 10, 1996 when the team played Stanford...Cougars have played an exhibition at Bohler each of the last three seasons.
Scouting Montana: The Lady Griz come to Pullman with a three-game winning streak...Montana's only loss came at No. 6 Ohio State, 83-43, Nov. 26...Mandy Morales leads the team with a 17.6 points a game average...The Lady Griz's 74-54 win over Portland, Dec. 2, marked head coach Robin Selvig's 650th career win.
Series With Montana: Friday's game marks the 37th all-time meeting between the two teams...Montana holds a 19-17 advantage...the two teams have not met since Dec. 14, 2002 when Montana captured a 57-53 win over WSU at Missoula.
Appleton Posts Double-Double In Win At San Jose State: Katie Appleton recorded her first career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the Cougars' 72-61 win over the San Jose State Spartans, Dec. 5 at McPherson Court.
Coming Back: The Cougars staged the 11th biggest comeback in WSU women's basketball history, Dec. 2 against Eastern Washington...WSU was down by as many as 11 points in the second half against the Eagles before a 16-0 WSU run, which eventually led to a six-point victory.
Double Stotler: Freshman Marisa Stotler (Chandler Ariz.) posted her third double-double of the season as she had 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 76-70 victory over Eastern Washington, Dec. 2...Stotler also contributed five steals, placing her fifth on WSU's single-game steals list. ..Stotler leads the team with an 11.8 points a game average.
Benz Moves Up Career Rebound List: Kate Benz's career rebound mark now stands at 746...she moved past Jenni Ruff's (1993-96) total of 727 last week and has sole possession of third place on the rebound list...Benz now eyes Janet Kusler (1976-79) who is second on the all-time list with 853 rebounds...Benz also has 882 career points, No. 15 on the WSU career scoring list.