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December 26, 1998

W-BASKETBALL

THIS WEEK: Sunday, Dec. 27 - WSU vs. Portland Saints (Exhibition), 1:00 p.m., Friel Court, Pullman

NEXT WEEK: Monday, Jan. 4 - WSU at Washington, 7:00 p.m. PST, Hec EdmundsonPavilion, Seattle

Thursday, Jan. 7 - WSU vs. Arizona, 7:00 p.m. PST, Friel Court, Pullman

Saturday, Jan. 9 - WSU vs. Arizona State, 1:00 p.m. PST, Friel Court, Pullman

 WSU COUGAR WOMEN
DATE        SCORE       OPPONENT
11/11   Ex  75-70       Estonia
11/20   W   96-77   #   Appalachian State
11/21   W   88-70   #   at Vermont
11/24   W   94-49       WYOMING
12/4    W   71-63   %   BOWLING GREEN
12/5    W   81-76   %   COLORADO
12/8    L   79-86       IDAHO
12/10   L   70-81ot     UTAH
12/18   W   75-70       GONZAGA
12/21   L   73-78       at St.Mary's
12/27   Ex  1:00        Portland Saints
1/4         7:30    **  at Washington
1/7         7:00    *   ARIZONA
1/9         1:00    *   ARIZONA STATE
1/15        7:00    *   at Oregon State
1/17        1:00    **  at Oregon
1/21        7:00    *   STANFORD
1/23        1:00    **  CALIFORNIA
1/28        7:00    *   at USC
1/30        4:00    *   at UCLA
2/4         6:00    *   at Arizona State
2/6         6:00    *   at Arizona
2/11        7:00    *   OREGON
2/13        1:00    *   OREGON STATE
2/18        7:30    *   at California
2/20        7:30    *   at Stanford
2/25        7:00    *   UCLA
2/27        1:00    *   USC
3/6         1:00    *   WASHINGTON
Ex = Exhibition game
# = Howard Bank Classic, Burlington, Vermont
% = Cougar Shootout, Pullman, Wash.
* = Pacific-10 Conference Game
** = Pac-10 TV Game (live or delayed)

-- Upcoming Games --

Portland Saints - WSU's final exhibition game and a warmup for the Pac-10 opener. Washington - The Huskies own a 37-17 lead in the series and have won six straight.

WSU OVERALL:      6-3
WSU IN PAC-10:    0-0
WSU AT HOME:      4-2
WSU ON THE ROAD:  2-1
WSU STREAK:        -1

WASHINGTON STATE (6-3 / 0-0)

Probable Starters:
    12  Alke Dietel     F    6-4   So. (20.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg)  Halle/Saale, Germany
    24  Cathy McNeely   F/G  5-9   Jr. (10.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg)  Philomath, Ore.
    50  Sheri Quinton   C    6-0   Sr.  (6.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg)  Mesa, Wash.
    20  Katie Nyseth    G    5-3   So.  (4.8 ppg, 2.9 apg)  Cheshire, Ore.
    22  Tricia Lamb     G    5-10  So. (18.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg)  Endicott, Wash.
Substitutes:
    5   Victoria Harrod F    6-0  So. (3.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg)  Nepean, Ontario
    11  Jessica Collins G    5-4  So. (0.5 ppg, 0.0 rpg)  Reno, Nev.
    15  Joanna Smith    G    5-9  Jr. (red-shirt)         N. Vancouver, BC
    21  Niki Castle     G    5-7  So. (0.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg)  San Diego, Calif.
    23  Garisha Ross    G    5-10 Jr. (0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg)  Tacoma, Wash.
    30  Jennifer Kerns  G    5-7  Jr. (7.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg)  Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    31  Yvonne Volkman  F    5-11 So. (7.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg)  Richland, Wash.
    40  Romie DeAnda    F    6-1  Fr. (2.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg)  El Paso, Texas
    42  Jennifer StinsonF    6-0  Jr. (2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg)  Davenport, Wash.
COACH: Harold Rhodes (Washington State '77); WSU/Career record: 189-258 (17th year).

THIS WEEK: Next up for the Washington State women's basketball team is an exhibition game with the Portland Saints Sunday, Dec. 27. Then the real action starts as WSU takes aim at the Washington Huskies in the Pacific-10 Conference opener for both teams Jan. 4 in Seattle. Game time against the Saints at WSU's Friel Court will be 1:00 p.m. with admission free for the holiday game. Alke Dietel and Tricia Lamb continue their battle for top scoring honors. Dietel currently leads WSU, averaging 20.6 points, while Lamb is close behind with an 18.1 average. Dietel also leads WSU in rebounding with a 6.7 average. Cathy McNeely, coming off an 18-point performance, is third in scoring at 10.2.

RECORD FALLS: WSU hit 14 of 33 treys against Gonzaga to set school records for three pointers made and attempted...the Cougs came back with a 13-for-22 performance at St. Mary's College, giving WSU 27-for-55 (.491) in the last two games.

LAST WEEK: The Cougs beat Gonzaga at home 75-70 and then went on the road for the first time since November, falling 78-73 at St. Mary's College...Tricia Lamb scored 25 and Alke Dietel 24 against Gonzaga, with Lamb hitting six treys, one short of the school record...at St. Mary's WSU was 2-for-2 at the free throw line and the home team 14-for-19...WSU was called for 17 fouls, the Gaels six...Dietel scored 22 for WSU and Cathy McNeely 18.

DIETEL AND LAMB RECORD DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Two current Cougars have recorded double-doubles in their careers, sophomores Alke Dietel and Tricia Lamb...each had one as freshmen last year and Dietel has two this season:

 NAME   DATE        OPPONENT    PTS REB
Dietel  1-8-98      at Arizona  17  11
Lamb    2-14-98     at OSU      17  10
Dietel  11-21-98    at Vermont  27  10
Dietel  12-5-98     Colorado    26  11
 
SMITH TO SIT OUT 1997 SEASON: Junior Joanna Smith, who set a school record with 68 treys as a freshman in 1997 and came back last year to hit a record 46.4% of her three-point attempts (39-84), will redshirt this season.

STINSON MAKES DEBUT: Junior Jennifer Stinson, who completed her Cougar volleyball career this year, made her WSU basketball debut at St. Mary's College last week, hitting her only field goal attempt while grabbing one rebound, blocking one shot and making one steal in eight minutes...Stinson has been recovering from a mid-volleyball season injury (dislocated ankle) and did not begin participating in basketball drills until the second week in December...the 6-1 forward is a junior in basketball and plans to play two years...she scored 2,881 points as a prep star at Davenport High, the state of Washington scoring record for both girls and boys...she also won three state high jump championships.

FRESHMAN POWER NOW SOPHOMORE POWER: The Cougars' starting lineup includes three sophomores, forward Alke Dietel (29.7 minutes per game) and guards Katie Nyseth (28.2 minutes) and Tricia Lamb (29.8 minutes)...in addition, sophomore Yvonne Volkman (22.7 minutes) averages enough minutes to be considered a starter...the only other players averaging 20 or more minutes per outing are juniors Cathy McNeely (23.8) and Jen Kerns (20.1) and senior Sheri Quinton (28.4).

DIETEL OFF TO FINE START: Sophomore Alke Dietel, who was the Pacific-10 Conference's Freshman of the Year last season, is currently averaging 20.6 points and 6.7 rebounds through nine games to lead WSU in both categories...Dietel was named the most valuable player at the Howard Bank Classic hosted by Vermont in late November...in early December she scored 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while being named to the Cougar Classic all-tournament team...last season Dietel averaged 11.9 points and 4.4 rebounds...she currently leads all Pac-10 scorers.

COUGS IN PAC-10: WSU currently leads the 10 Pacific-10 Conference teams in three-point field goals per game at 8.25...Alke Dietel is the league's top scorer with a 20.4 average and she also is 11th in rebounding at 6.6...Tricia Lamb is second in scoring at 19.4 after leading all scorers through the first month of the season.

LAMB NATIONALLY: Washington State's Tricia Lamb is ranked 21st nationally, averaging 2.7 three-point field goals per game...as a team WSU ranks tied for 13th nationally, averaging 82.7 points per outing...in addition WSU's 7.4 three-point field goals per game ranks third nationally (as of 12/14; NCAA stats will not be updated again until Jan. 4.)

WASHINGTON STATE RECORDS WHEN . . .

Category                                          Win      Lost
Outrebound the opponent                            1        0
Outrebounded by opponent                           5        5
Rebound totals the same                            0        0
Outscore the opponent's bench                      4        2
Lead at half-time                                  5        1
Trail at half-time                                 1        2
Tied at half-time                                  0        0
Shoot better from the field than opponent          2        1
Shoot worse from the field than the opponent       4        2
Shoot 50% or better from the field                 0        0
Shoot less than 50% from the field                 6        3
Opponent shoots 50% or better from the field       1        0
Opponent shoots less than 50% from the field       5        3
Shoot more free throws than the opponent           5        0
Commit less turnovers than the opponent            6        2
Commit more turnovers than the opponent            0        1
Commit same number of turnovers as the opponent    0        0
Play at home                                       4        2
Play at opponents home court                       1        1
Play on a neutral court                            1        0
Play Pacific-10 conference games                   0        0
 

PAC-10 RANKINGS (Updated Dec. 20)

Individuals - Lamb scoring/18.6/3rd, 3-pt FG%/.373/4th, Steals/2.29/t-10th; Dietel scoring/19.9/1st, rebounding/7.4/6th, blocks/0.86/t-10th; Quinton rebounds/5.1/t-10th; Volkman rebounds/5.1/t-10th.

Team Offense - scoring/81.8/2nd, scoring margin/+10.3/5th, FG%/.412/6th, FT%/.728/2nd, 3-pt FG%/.353/2nd, 3-pt FG/8.25/1st,

Team Defense - scoring/71.5/6th, FG%/.446/9th,

Team Misc. - rebound margin/-6.9/10th.

PACIFIC-10 STANDINGS (Pac-10/Overall): Oregon State 8-1/0-0, Oregon 7-2/0-0, UCLA 7-2/0-0, Washington State 6-2/0-0, Arizona State 5-2/0-0, USC California 4-2/0-0, Arizona 5-3/0-0, USC 4-4/0-0, Stanford 4-6/0-0, Washington 3-5/0-0. (Dec. 21)

WASHINGTON DATE SCORE OPPONENT 11/15 W 84-76 Iowa 11/20 L 64-81 at Brigham Young 11/24 W 92-57 Gonzaga 11/28 L 81-101 at Connecticut 12/3 L 68-73 at Florida Int. 12/6 L 73-85 % Illinois 12/19 W 94-76 # Liberty 12/20 L 62-71 # Kansas 12/29 Boise State 1/4 7:00 * Washington State 1/7 7:00 * Arizona State 1/9 1:00 * Arizona

% = Honda Elite Classic, Orlando, Florida # = Seattle Times Classic, Seattle * = Pacific-10 Conference game

WASHINGTON OVERALL: 3-5 WASHINGTON IN PAC-10: 0-0 WASHINGTON AT HOME: 3-1 WASHINGTON ON THE ROAD: 0-4 WASHINGTON SREAK: -1

WASHINGTON HUSKIES (3-5 / 0-0)

Probable Starters:

    23  Amber Hall        F   6-1  Sr. (14.5 ppg,10.3 rpg) Vancouver, B.C.
    34  Malinda Lynch     C/F 6-3  Sr. (8.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg)  South Jordan, Utah
    11  Jamie Redd        G   5-10 Sr. (18.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg) San Francisco, Calif.
    14  Megan Franza      G   5-10 So. (13.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg) Leavenworth, Wash.
    32  Jill Pimley       G   5-6  So. (3.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg)  Goldendale, Wash.
Substitutes:
    03  Julia Gray        G   5-6  Fr. (5.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg)  Riverside, Calif.
    04  Melissa Erickson  F   6-3  So. (2.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg)  Littleton, Colo.
    10  Marcella Doxsee   G   5-6  Jr. (1.3 ppg, 1.0 rpg)  Kent, Wash.
    12  Sarah Duncan      G   5-7  So. (1.6 ppg, 0.6 rpg)  Lake Stevens, Wash.
    24  Molly Hills       G   5-9  Sr. (1.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg)  Edmonds, Wash.
    33  Carli Halpenny    F/C 6-3  Fr. (1.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg)  Victoria, B.C.
    41  Heather Reichmann F   6-1  Fr. (5.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg)  Seattle, Wash.
    42  LeAnn Sheets      F   6-2  So. (3.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg)  Olympia, Wash.
    44  Cheryl Sorenson   F   6-0  Fr. (4.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg)  Milwaukie, Ore.
COACH: June Daugherty (Ohio State '78); School record: 38-26 (3rd year); Career record: 161-100 (10th year).

HUSKY NOTES: Washington will tune up for its Pac-10 opener with Washington by taking on Boise State at home Dec. 29...the Bronco's are Husky head coach June Daugherty's former team...she made the move from BSU to Washington three years ago...the Huskies have outrebounded their opponents 42.8-41.6, with Amber Hall a terror on the boards...the 6-1 senior has led the Huskies in rebounding five times, including the last four games...the Huskies start three seniors, Hall, Malinda Lynch and Jamie Redd...the hot player offensively is Redd, who averages 18.1 points and has led the team in scoring four times...despite her size, 5-10, she is the team's number two rebounder with nearly seven boards per game...Washington's schedule is a tough one, with the Husky losses coming against such teams as top ranked Connecticut and Kansas...Redd, who has scored 1,699 career points, is fourth on the team's all-time list and should pass record holder Rhonda Smith (1,801) in the next six games...she led the team in scoring last year and has been a member of the All-Pac-10 team the past two years...Redd has averaged 17.8 points per game against WSU in six previous games, slightly under her career average of 18.3 points...sophomore Melissa Erickson is the younger sister of WSU graduate Kristin Erickson, who ranks 17th on WSU's career scoring list with 817 points...Erickson's last WSU season was 1996-97...

SERIES RECORD: The Huskies hold a 37-17 lead in the series dating back to the 1971 season...Washington has won six straight over WSU, including 73-58 and 81-63 last year...WSU's last win came in 1995, 72-67 in Pullman...WSU is 3-17 in Pullman against Washington and 11-19 in Seattle...the Cougars' last win in Seattle, however, was 75-72 (OT) in 1993.

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