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December 29, 1998

W-BASKETBALL:

THIS WEEK:
Monday, Jan. 4 - WSU at Washington, 7:00 p.m. PST, Hec Edmundson Pavilion, 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

NEXT WEEK:
Friday, Jan. 15 - WSU at Oregon State, 7:00 p.m. PST, Gill Coliseum, Corvallis

Sunday, Jan. 17 - WSU at Oregon, 1:00 p.m. PST, McArthur Court, Eugene

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 79-71 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 -- Washington - The Huskies own a 37-17 lead in the series and have won six straight. Arizona - The Cougs lead the series 15-9. ASU - The Sun Devils hold a 13-11 series advantage after a sweep last year.

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 Stinson F 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 the Pacific-10 Conference opener at Washington Jan. 4. The Cougars, 6-3, and Huskies, 4-5, tip off at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. in a game to be televised live by FOX Sports Northwest. The Cougs are coming off a 79-71 exhibition win over the Portland Saints Sunday, while Tuesday Washington beat Boise State at home 75-53. Alke Dietel and Tricia Lamb continue their battle for WSU 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 at St. Mary's, is third in scoring at 10.2.

RECORD FALLS: WSU hit 14 of 33 treys against Gonzaga Dec. 18 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: Balanced scoring and a 12-player rotation helped WSU defeat the Portland Saints 79-71 in an exhibition game Dec. 27...Tricia Lamb, Cathy McNeely, Yvonne Volkman and Sheri Quinton each scored 12 points, while Romie DeAnda grabbed six rebounds.

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 volleyball mid-season injury (dislocated ankle) and did not begin basketball drills until the second week in December...the 6-1 forward is a junior in basketball eligibility 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 8.78...the Cougs also lead the league in free throw percentage, 73.1% and in three-point percentage, 37.8%....Alke Dietel is the league's top scorer with a 20.6 average and she also is 9th in rebounding at 6.7...Tricia Lamb is fourth in scoring at 18.1 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   3
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. 28)

Individuals - Lamb scoring/18.1/4th, 3-pt FG%/.386/6th; Dietel scoring/20.6/1st, rebounding/6.7/9th, FT% .795/5th, 3-pt FG%/.406/4th; Nyseth steals/2.44/7th; McNeely 3-pt FG%/.375/8th.

Team Offense - scoring/80.8/2nd, scoring margin/+8.6/5th, FG%/.415/5th, FT%/.731/1st, 3-pt FG%/.378/1st, 3-pt FG/8.78/1st;

Team Defense - scoring/72.2/6th, FG%/.444/9th;

Team Misc. - rebound margin/-6.3/10th.

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

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   W   75-53       BOISE STATE
1/4         7:00    *   WSU
1/7         7:00    *   ASU
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 STREAK: -1

WASHINGTON HUSKIES (4-5 / 0-0)

Probable Starters: 23 Amber Hall F 6-1 Sr. (14.4 ppg,10.3 rpg) Vancouver, B.C. 34 Malinda Lynch C/F 6-3 Sr. (8.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg) South Jordan, Utah 11 Jamie Redd G 5-10 Sr. (17.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg) San Francisco, Calif. 14 Megan Franza G 5-10 So. (12.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg) Leavenworth, Wash. 32 Jill Pimley G 5-6 So. (3.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg) Goldendale, Wash.

Substitutes: 03 Julia Gray G 5-6 Fr. (6.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg) Riverside, Calif. 04 Melissa Erickson F 6-3 So. (2.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg) Littleton, Colo. 10 Marcella Doxsee G 5-6 Jr. (1.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg) Kent, Wash. 12 Sarah Duncan G 5-7 So. (1.9 ppg, 0.5 rpg) Lake Stevens, Wash. 24 Molly Hills G 5-9 Sr. (2.6 ppg, 1.1 rpg) Edmonds, Wash. 33 Carli Halpenny F/C 6-3 Fr. (2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg) Victoria, B.C. 41 Heather Reichmann F 6-1 Fr. (4.9 ppg, 2.4 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. (4.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg) Milwaukie, Ore.

COACH: June Daugherty (Ohio State '78); School record: 39-26 (3rd year); Career record: 162-100 (10th year).

HUSKY NOTES: Washington tuned up for their Pac-10 opener with a win over Boise State 75-53 Tuesday...Amber Hall paced the winners with 14 points and 10 rebounds...the Huskies have out-rebounded their opponents 43.9-41.0, with Hall a terror on the boards...the 6-1 senior has led the Huskies in rebounding six times, including the last five games...the Huskies start three seniors, Hall, Malinda Lynch and Jamie Redd...the hot player offensively is Redd, who averages 17.0 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 1,707 career points, is fourth on the school's all-time list and should pass record holder Rhonda Smith (1,801) in the next five games...she led the team in scoring last year and has been a member of the Pac-10 first 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.

ARIZONA
DATE        SCORE       OPPONENT
11/13   W   84-65   %   Wisconsin-GB
11/15   L   48-72   %   Nebraska
11/19   L   58-65       PURDUE
11/23   W   76-69       SAN DIEGO ST.
12/4    W   85-72   #   Sam Houston State
12/6    L   72-85   #   Louisiana Tech
12/10   W   90-76       S. F. AUSTIN
12/19   W   78-71       at California-SB
12/27   L   75-80       at Colorado State
1/2          1:00    *  UCLA
1/4          7:00    *  USC
1/7          7:00    *  at WSU
1/9          1:00    *  at Washington

% = CableVision Classic, Lincoln, Nebraska # = Insight Women's Classic, Tucson, Ariz. * = Pacific-10 Conference

ARIZONA OVERALL: 5-4 ARIZONA IN LEAGUE: 0-0 ARIZONA AT HOME: 3-2 ARIZONA ON THE ROAD: 2-2 ARIZONA STREAK: -1

ARIZONA WILDCATS (5-4 / 0-0)

Probable Starters: 34 Angie Lackey F 6-0 Jr. (13.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg) Louisville, Kent. 45 Elizabeth Pickney F 6-3 Fr. (12.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg) Houston, Texas 53 Tatum Brown F 6-4 Jr. (9.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg) Tacoma, Wash. 10 Reshea Bristol G 5-10 So. (7.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg) Omaha, Neb. 23 Felecity Willis G 5-7 Jr. (14.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg) Apple Valley, Calif.

Substitutes: 00 Shontey Hambrick F 6-0 Sr. (has not played) Moreno Valley, Calif. 03 Lisa Griffith G 5-6 Jr. (9.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg) Portland, Ore. 05 Jenifer Callahan G 5-9 Fr. (0.8 ppg, 0.6 rpg) Scottsdale, Ariz. 20 Julie Brase G 5-9 Fr. (5.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg) Tucson, Ariz. 22 Monika Crank G 5-7 Sr. (has not played) Page, Ariz. 33 Tysell Bozeman G 5-8 Fr. (has not played) Riverside, Calif. 50 LaKeisha Taylor C 6-4 Fr. (2.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg) Houston, Texas 51 Michelle Mitchell C 6-4 Fr. (1.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg) Oregon City, Ore.

COACH: Joan Bonvicini (Southern Connecticut '75); School record: 121-91 (8th year); Career record: 446-162 (20th year).

WILDCAT NOTES: The Wildcats open the Pac-10 season hosting UCLA and USC before heading to the state of Washington...Arizona is 3-2 at home and 2-1 on the road, including 1-0 in neutral games...balanced scoring has been a key to Arizona's success this season...the five Wildcat starters all average nine or more points, with guard Felecity Willis leading the team at 14.4...freshman Elizabeth Pickney tops the team in rebounding at 7.4...Angie Lackey has led or shared the team scoring leadership four times and Willis three times...head coach Joan Bonvicini is four wins short of 500...she has guided Arizona to three consecutive 20-plus win seasons...two players are wearing protective face masks after suffering broken noses, Lisa Griffith and Julie Brase (the granddaughter of men's head coach Lute Olson)...three or more players have scored in double figures in eight of Arizona's nine games...Arizona is giving up 7.9 treys per game, nearly double what they allowed last year...Felecity Willis has stepped up her offense from last season...a year ago she averaged 7.0 points...this year she is averaging 14.4 through nine games...over the last five games, Arizona's bench is averaging 18.0 points...Griffith needs 16 treys to set a Wildcat career record...she currently has 79...when Arizona scores 80 or more points, bet on a win...they are 104-15 over the last 27 years when scoring 80 or more.

SERIES RECORD: The Wildcats have won three of the last four games between the two teams, including a split last year when each team won on the road, WSU 64-61 at Arizona on Tricia Lamb's three-pointer at the buzzer, and Arizona 71-66 in Pullman...WSU, owning a 15-9 series advantage, had won four straight in 1995 and 1996 before Arizona came back with three wins the last two years...the Cougars' last home win over the Wildcats was 71-65 in 1996...the Cougs are 7-5 against Arizona in Pullman and 8-4 in Tucson.

 ARIZONA STATE
DATE        SCORE       OPPONENT
11/21   W   68-46       SAM HOUSTON
11/27   W   71-48   %   SW Louisiana
11/28   L   48-67   %   Rutgers
12/2    L   75-77       TEXAS
12/5    W   96-52   #   Gonzaga
12/6    W   66-58ot #   St. Joseph's
12/18   W   71-53       at UC-Irvine
12/21   L   61-78       at UC-S. Barbara
12/30       7:00        SAN JOSE STATE
1/2         2:00    *   USC
1/5         7:00    *   UCLA
1/7         7:00    *   at Washington
1/9         1:00    *   at WSU

% = Rutgers Tourney, New Brunswick, NJ # = Wells Fargo Classic, Tempe, Ariz. * = Pacific-10 Conference

ARIZONA STATE OVERALL: 5-3 ARIZONA STATE IN LEAGUE: 0-0 ARIZONA STATE AT HOME: 3-1 ARIZONA STATE ON THE ROAD: 2-2 ARIZONA STATE STREAK: -1

ASU SUN DEVILS (5-3 / 0-0)

Probable Starters:
    13  Leah Combs          F   6-2 Fr. (10.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg)  Yorba Linda, Calif.
    54  Rachel Holt         C   6-3 Sr. (11.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg)  Buckeye, Ariz.
    04  Leaf Newman         G   5-9 So.  (9.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg)  Perris, Calif.
    15  Kitch Kitchen       G   5-7 Jr.  (8.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg)  Newark, New Jersey
    33  Natalie Tucker      G   5-9 Jr.  (9.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg)  Georgetown, Texas
Substitutes:
    03  Rechelle Lang       G   5-9 Sr. (1.7 ppg, 0.5 rpg)  TeKuiti, New Zealand
    05  Ebony Edwards       G   5-7 So. (1.5 ppg, 0.5 rpg)  Chandler, Ariz.
    11  Aubrey McFadyen     G   6-1 Jr. (1.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg)  Redmond, Wash.
    14  Kristine Sand       F   6-0 Jr. (8.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg)  Oslo, Norway
    20  Kisha White         F   6-0 Sr. (Has not played)    Phoenix, Ariz.
    22  Theresa Jantzen     F   6-3 Fr. (Has not played)    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    24  Kristy Hangartner   G   5-5 Jr. (1.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg)  Phoenix, Ariz.
    32  Michelle Tom        G   5-8 Sr. (5.6 ppg, 1.5 rpg)  Winslow, Ariz.
    40  Jennifer Bennett    C   6-3 So. (1.2 ppg, 1.0 rpg)  Spokane, Wash.
    50  Kellie McDanal      F   6-4 So. (2.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg)  Conifer, Colo.
    

COACH: Charli Turner Thorne (Stanford '88); School record: 19-36 (3rd year); Career record: 58-76 (6th year).

SUN DEVIL NOTES: Arizona State enters Pac-10 play coming off a win over San Jose State Dec. 30...before taking on the Washington schools, they face USC and UCLA at home...ASU's roster shows the wide recruiting area they cover, with players from the East Coast, Canada, Norway and New Zealand...their starting five (each has started all eight games) include players from California (two), Arizona, New Jersey and Texas...ASU features a balanced scoring attack that includes six players who average between eight and 12 points per outing...five different players have paced ASU in scoring, with Rachel Holt, Leaf Newman and Natalie Tucker each leading the scoring parade twice...on the board, freshman Leah Combs has been the dominant player, topping the team five times in the first eight games...Holt was second in scoring last year (10.3 ppg) and Newman was fifth (6.6)...the other three ASU starters are new to the program, incuding Combs (freshman), Kitchen (a transfer from San Jose CC) and Tucker (a sophomore transfer from Texas A&M)...the Sun Devils have plucked two players from Washington, including Spokane's Jennifer Bennett, a sophomore from Mead High...she has played in six games...the second player is Aubrey McFadyen from Redmond.

SERIES RECORD: ASU's sweep last year has boosted the Sun Devils into a 13-11 lead in the series...prior to last year WSU had won five of the last six, including sweeps in 1995 and 1997...last year ASU won in Pullman 79-70 after capturing an 80-60 victory in Tempe...WSU's last home win over ASU was 84-70 in 1997...WSU is 8-4 against ASU in Pullman and 3-9 in Tempe.

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