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Women's Basketball

Quarter Mark Sees Women's Hoops In Tight Race

Files associated with this release:
12-13 WBB Release 12.pdf

1/22/2013

With a little over a quarter of the Big West season in the books, Pacific and Cal Poly are tied atop the standings with 4-1 marks. The race behind them is a furious one as six clubs are within two games of the early co-leaders.

BIG WEST AT A GLANCE

• Pacific’s Kendall Kenyon had a stat-stuffing day in the Tigers’ win over Cal State Northridge last weekend. The sophomore center had 19 points, 22 rebounds and eight blocks in 32 minutes. She became the first Tiger to grab 20 or more rebounds in a game in the last 22 seasons (Natasha Norris, 20 vs San Jose State on Feb. 23, 1991), and the first to grab 22 since Janet Otto in the 1984-85 season. Her eight blocked shots set a school record, tied for the most in a single game in Big West history and is the fifth-most in a Division I game this season

• Cal State Fullerton’s improved defense has led it to a surprising 3-2 start in Big West play. The Titans are allowed 55 points per game against their conference opponents, down from 63 points per contest against non-conference opposition. Even the two Big West losses by CSF have shown its defensive prowess as the club allowed 56 points to Cal State Northridge and 45 points to Long Beach State.

• Going into last weekend, UC Riverside’s TreShonti Nottingham was shooting an astounding 92.5% (99-107) from the free throw line, a number good for third in the country. Nottingham uncharastically struggled from the foul line over her two games last weekend, shooting just 60.0% (12-20) which drops her to 87.4% overall. That overall percentage ranks her 22nd in the NCAA.

• Two players notched the 1,000th point in their college careers last weekend. Pacific’s Erica Mackenzie reached the milestone in the Tigers’ win over Cal State Northridge. Mackenzie joined teammate Kendall Rodriguez in the club, becoming the 113th player in conference history to achieve the feat. Hawai’i’s Kamilah Martin also recorded her 1000th point last weekend, gaining the feat in a win over UC Davis. A majority of Martin’s point total came when the Wahine was a member of the WAC.

• Cal State Northridge’s Marta Masoni is tied for 15th in the country in three pointers made per game (3.00) and 19th in three-point percentage (42.5%). She is one of only nine players in the NCAA to rank in the top 20 of both categories.

• For the eighth year, institutions will air all home and conference matches on BigWest.TV, For the 2012-13 season, all BigWest.TV events will air free of charge. Head to thisweek for weekly event schedules.

BigWest.TV brings together live and on-demand video from each of the Big West’s ten member institutions. Now in its eighth year, BigWest.TV covers Big West sports, press conferences, interviews and features, including every home and conference contest in women’s volleyball as well as men’s and women’s basketball. Also covered are select contests in men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and Big West Conference Championships.

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