Shoutout today for Tennessee's all-time leader in 3-pointers - Spokane's own Angie Bjorklund, above in a Knoxville News-Sentinel photo and the Stanford women.
Where does the time go? The plan was an early morning women's basketball post and then start the long weekend. Started the long weekend, thanks to unexpected company and a wonderful morning visit. Then the afternoon bike ride, now a little slice of work. That probably doesn't help those who do their internet reading while at work. Sorry. But there is plenty of news.
The Gonzaga-Seattle score isn't surprisng, until you know the Zags trailed at halftime. Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times was there. The real loss was the thrashing Notre Dame put on Loyola Marymount - that doesn't bode well for the WCC.
Idaho had a good win, Eastern Washington had a win and of course Angie Bjorklund (U-Hi) got her record as Tennessee routed Rutgers (Vivan Stringer's unhappiness with the situation is well deserved and not surprising considering the way the Scarlet Knights got, um, hosed in Knoxville two years ago). ... Washington State (the Cougs lost to USC but the link isn't up yet, but this gets you close for later use) and Washington (the Huskies were leading ranked UCLA early in the secon \d half) opened Pac-10 play against the Los Angeles schools and LC State defeated The Masters in that little game I mentioned yesterday, led by Pullman product Kirsi Voshell's 16-13. Loree Hill (CV) had eight points for the winners, Zoe Scott (U-Hi) had nine in a losing effort, both had three boards. ... Eastern Oregon lost a shootout in a battle of ranked teams but Kyle Miller (Cheney) and Samantha Flett (Wellpinit) both had season high points (20 & 18, respectively).
And, of course, the big news, the end of UConn's 90 game winning streak. Hats off to the Huskies for the remarkable run and to Stanford for the win. There are many places to go for that information, so we'll just provide you the ESPN link, though this link may get you to UConn stuff quickly. The Spokesman ran the Associated Press story by former employee Janie McCauley. I watched the game and kept wondering how Stanford had ever lost. I'll link you to LeftCoastHoops, which was there and Michelle Smith also has her Pac-10 preview. And I already got one inquiry from a friend wondering how I'll rank my Top 25 on Sunday. Stay tuned.
Happy New Year and be safe.