November 11, 1997 in Sports

WSU Basketball At A Glance

 
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Coach

Harold Rhodes (16th year)

Assistant coaches

Barbara Ehardt, Lorinda Flikkema, Kristi Wade 1996 record: 10-17, 4-14 Pac-10 (eighth place)

Players to watch

Sr. Yvonne Kunze (6-4, C); So. Joanna Smith (5-10 G); So. Jen Kerns (5-8 G).

Key newcomers

Fr. Alke Dietel (6-4 F); Fr. Tricia Lamb (5-11 G); Fr. Katie Nyseth (5-3 G); Fr. Yvonne Volkman (6-0 F).

Bonus points , Two impact players lost off last year’s team are point guard Jade Hyett, now playing in Australia, and foward Amy Saneholtz, now an assistant coach at Cal Poly-SLO. … Rhodes enters the final year of his long-term contract with 171-240 overall and 75-170 conference records. … New assistant Ehardt is a 1988 Idaho State graduate who was on the Brigham Young staff since 1995.

Flikkema is a 1995 Seattle Pacific assistant and served as an assistant there for two years.

Outlook

Once again, Stanford, ranked No. 3 in the AP preseason Top 25 poll, is the coaches’ and media’s top pick in the Pac-10 preseason polls. … The Cougs, picked last in both Pac-10 polls, could surprise some folks and finish in the middle of the pack, but healthy knees, wrists and attitudes are a must.

Washington State women’s basketball roster

Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown

Victoria Harrod F 6-0 Fr. Nepeon, Ontario

Alke Dietel F 6-4 Fr. Halle, Germany

Jessica Collins G 5-6 Fr. Reno, Nev.

Joanna Smith G 5-10 So. N. Vancouver, B.C.

Katie Nyseth G 5-3 Fr. Cheshire, Ore.

Niki Castle G 5-8 Fr. San Diego

Tricia Lamb F 5-11 Fr. Endicott

Garisha Ross G 5-9 So. Tacoma

Cathy McNeely G 5-9 So. Philomath, Ore.

Jen Kerns G 5-8 So. Coeur d’Alene

Yvonne Volkman F 6-0 Fr. Richland

Doreen Evans F 5-11 Sr. Salinas, Calif.

Yvonne Kunze C 6-4 Sr. Berlin, Germany

Sheri Quinton C 6-1 Jr. Mesa, Wash.

Alicia Rubio C 5-9 Sr. Riverside, Calif.

1997-98 WSU women’s basketball schedule

Nov. 21 at Colorado State 6 p.m.

Nov. 23 at Wyoming noon.

Nov. 28 at Gonzaga 7 p.m.

Dec. 5-6 Dial Classic in Pullman

Dec. 5 vs. Northwestern (La.) State 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 Consolation/Championship 1/3 p.m.

Dec. 9 at Idaho 7 p.m.

Dec. 14 vs. Portland 2 p.m.

Dec. 19-21 at Kona Basketball Classic, Hilo

Dec. 19 vs. Nevada 9;15 p.m.

Dec. 20 vs. Oregon 9:15 p.m.

Dec. 21 vs. Mississippi State 2:15 p.m.

Jan. 3 vs. Washington 7 p.m.

Jan. 8 at Arizona 6 p.m.

Jan. 10 at Arizona State 6 p.m.

Jan. 15 vs. Oregon State 7 p.m.

Jan. 17 vs. Oregon 7 p.m.

Jan. 22 at Stanford 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 24 at California 2 p.m.

Jan. 29 vs. USC 7 p.m.

Jan. 31 vs. UCLA 7 p.m.

Feb. 5 vs. Arizona State 7 p.m.

Feb. 7 vs. Arizona 7 p.m.

Feb. 12 at Oregon 7 p.m.

Feb. 14 at Oregon State 7 p.m.

Feb. 19 vs. California 7 p.m.

Feb. 21 vs. Stanford 7 p.m.

Feb. 27 at UCLA 7:30 p.m.

March 1 at USC 2 p.m.

March 7 at Washington 3 p.m.

, DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story:

Preseason polls

The Pac-10 Conference preseason polls for women’s basketball: Coaches poll

1. Stanford

2. Arizona

3. Washington

4. UCLA

5. Oregon

6. USC

7. Oregon State

8. Cal

9. Arizona State

10. Washington State

Media

1. Stanford

2. Arizona

3. UCLA

4. Oregon

5. Washington

6. USC

7. Oregon State

8. Cal

9. Arizona State

10. Washington State

This sidebar appeared with the story: Preseason polls The Pac-10 Conference preseason polls for women’s basketball: Coaches poll 1. Stanford 2. Arizona 3. Washington 4. UCLA 5. Oregon 6. USC 7. Oregon State 8. Cal 9. Arizona State 10. Washington State

Media 1. Stanford 2. Arizona 3. UCLA 4. Oregon 5. Washington 6. USC 7. Oregon State 8. Cal 9. Arizona State 10. Washington State

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