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Catching up with Emily Kuipers

I was a little remiss yesterday  in posting my weekly women’s basketball notebook, which appeared in today’s paper, along with the standings. Today’s subject was former U-Hi player Emily Kuipers, now a fifth-year senior at Regis University in Denver.

I can’t link the standings and weekend schedule, but those appear below with the area leaders and any other notes I stumble discover before I resume figure skating research.

There is Graham Hays story on ESPN.com about scheduling that is spot-on. Read it, it’s a great jumping off story for a discussion on this blog by you reluctant posters. Also, a heads up, ESPN is taking its Game Day show to a women’s game for the first day, Saturday’s No. 1 UConn vs. No. 3 Notre Dame Big East matchup.


LeftCoastHoops moved Gonzaga up to No. 2 in its rankings. … The Bulldogs conclude a five-game homestand this weekend against the two teams that opened WCC play 2-0 while the Zags were playing their travel partner. Thursday’s game features Louella Tomlinson of St. Mary’s, who leads the nation in blocked shots and had a monster opening weekend to garner Player of the Week honors, plus GU coach Kelly Graves‘ birthday. Saturday it’s San Diego and there are all kinds of things to report. There’s a book drive (press release posted below), Heather Bowman is 37 points shy of the WCC record entering the weekend and Courtney Vandersloot, the national leader in assists (and fourthin steals), is 22 dimes shy of the school career record (and yours truly is covering figure skating.)

On Saturday, January 16th, Gonzaga Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host their 5th annual book drive at the Gonzaga women’s basketball game against San Diego. Fans who bring a new children’s book to the game or make a donation will be entered into a raffle to win Gonzaga memorabilia, including signed basketballs, autographed jerseys, and ticket packages. Fans will receive one raffle ticket for every book donated and every donation made!

No doubt some of you wonder why I don’t go into such detail for every team and the answer is simple, I don’t have time. Home games and area girls coming “back home” get first consideration. Gonzaga is the five-time defending league champion and has all their games on radio and home games on TV and draws enough fans to push them to the top of the list.

That said, Eastern Washington is tied for the lead in the Big Sky Conference going into road games at Northern Arizona (with local product Jenna Galloway, Ferris) and Northern Colorado. It’s a big weekend for the Eagles to get back into the league tournament. Don’t forget you can watch EWU games on your computer by going to Big Sky TV.

Time to return to figure skating.

WCC

T

 

Conference

All Games

 

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

St. Mary’s

2

0

1.000

11

6

.647

San Diego

2

0

1.000

10

6

.625

Gonzaga

1

0

1.000

12

4

.750

Pepperdine

1

0

1.000

10

5

.667

Portland

0

1

.000

11

5

.688

Loyola Marymount

0

1

.000

7

8

.467

San Francisco

0

2

.000

4

15

.211

Santa Clara

0

2

.000

2

15

.118

 

 

Pacific-10


 

Conference

All Games

 

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

Stanford

3

0

1.000

13

1

.929

Oregon

3

0

1.000

12

3

.800

UCLA

3

1

.750

10

5

.667

USC

3

1

.750

9

6

.600

Washington

3

1

.750

8

6

.571

Oregon St.

1

2

.333

9

4

.692

Arizona St.

1

3

.250

9

6

.600

Arizona

1

3

.250

7

7

.500

California

0

3

.000

6

8

.429

Washington St.

0

3

.000

5

10

.333

 

Big Sky



 

Conference

All Games

 

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

E. Washington

3

0

1.000

9

6

.600

Portland St.

3

0

1.000

9

7

.563

Idaho St.

3

1

.750

8

9

.471

Montana

2

2

.500

7

9

.438

N. Colorado

1

2

.333

8

8

.500

N. Arizona

1

2

.333

3

13

.188

Montana St.

1

3

.250

8

9

.471

Weber St.

1

3

.250

7

10

.412

Sacramento St.

0

2

.000

 4

10

.286

WAC


 

Conference

All Games

 

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

New Mexico St.

2

0

1.000

12

4

.750

Fresno St.

2

0

1.000

11

5

.688

Utah St.

2

0

1.000

10

5

.667

Nevada

2

0

1.000

8

8

.500

La Tech

0

1

.000

9

4

.692

Idaho

0

1

.000

2

12

.143

Boise St.

0

2

.000

11

5

.688

Hawaii

0

2

.000

6

9

.400

San Jose St.

0

2

.000

4

11

.267

 

This week’s schedule

Wednesday’s game

Idaho at Hawaii, 9 p.m.

Thursday’s games

St. Mary’s at Gonzaga, 6 p.m.

Washington State at Stanford, 7 p.m.

Eastern Washington at Northern Arizona, 5:30

Saturday’s games

San Diego at Gonzaga, 2 p.m.

Washington State at California, 2 p.m.

Eastern Washington at Northern Colorado, 6 p.m.

Boise State at Idaho, 7 p.m.

Area leaders

Scoring

Heather Bowman, GU 15.9

April Cook, WSU 13.7

Kiki Moore, WSU 13.5

Rachele Kloke, UI 13.1

Katelon Redmon, GU 12.5

Vivian Friesen, GU 12.3

Courtney Vandersloot, GU 11.9
Julie Piper, EWU 11.5
Shaena Kuehu, UI 11.3
Jazmine Perkins, WSU 11.1

Rebounding

Piper, EWU 6.9

Frieson, GU 6.6

Bowman, GU 6.4

Yinka Olorunnife, UI 6.3

Perkins, WSU 6.1

Kuehu, UI 6.1

Rosie Tarnowski, WSU 5.9

Katie Madison, WSU 5.1

Kloke, UI 5.0

Assists

Vandersloot, GU 9.3

Jessica Huntington, EWU 4.1

Moore, WSU 3.6

Charlotte Otero, UI 3.5


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