Huskies Host Final Exhibition With Corban College Monday
Nov. 7, 2008
Monday, November 10
Corban College vs. Washington (exhibition) 7 p.m.
Bank of America Arena Seattle, Wash.
TV - Live Video Streaming at GoHuskies.com No Radio
With one exhibition game under its belt, Washington women's basketball will play its second and final unofficial tune-up in preparation for the 2008-09 season hosting Corban College on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at Bank of America Arena. The Huskies picked up a win their first time on the floor together, defeating Love & Basketball in overtime, 77-73, this past Tuesday. Monday's contest marks the first and only exhibition for the Corban Warriors, a NAIA Div. II team from Salem, Ore.
Live Video Streaming:
Monday's exhibition can be seen live and free of charge on the Dawg Channel All-Access at GoHuskies.com. Live statistics can also be accessed at GoHuskies.com. Regular season games can be viewed on GoHuskies.com with a paid subscription to the Dawg Channel All-Access at GoHuskies.com.
With the exception of the two exhibition contests, all Husky women's basketball games can be heard live on the radio at KKNW 1150 AM. Steve Sandmeyer, in his 10th season as the voice of UW women's hoops, will call the play-by-play. Former Husky Elise (Niemela) Woodward will join Sandmeyer as the color commentator for home broadcasts. Fan can also listen to games on the internet at www.gohuskies.com.
Monday's exhibition game is free to the public. Regular season reserved individual game tickets are $13 and subject to availability within reserved areas. General admission tickets are $6. Tickets are available online at GoHuskies.com, by calling 206-543-2200, in person at the Husky Ticket Office located on the first floor of the Graves Building or at the Bank of America Arena box office beginning one hour prior to each home game.
Huskies Win Exhibition With Love & Basketball:
Senior forward Heidi McNeill notched a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds, helping Washington women's basketball to a 77-73 overtime victory in an exhibition game with Love & Basketball at Bank of America Arena, Tuesday. McNeill came through in the clutch, scoring four of the Huskies' nine points in overtime to help UW hang on for the victory over a squad of former collegiate players. McNeill sank back-to-back buckets to give the Huskies a four-point cushion (74-70) and after Love & Basketball closed within one, freshman guard Kristi Kingma iced a pair of free-throws and junior guard Sami Whitcomb sank a third free-throw to seal the win. Joining McNeill in double-figures for the game were senior guard Michelle Augustavo with 12 points on four three-pointers and redshirt-freshman Mackenzie Argens with 10 points on a 5-of-7 clip from the field. Washington trailed for much of the game until coming back to take a 63-62 lead with 4:21 left in regulation on a bucket from Whitcomb, who then hit a three-pointer to pad UW's lead to 66-62. Love & Basketball's Denise Woods made one of two free-throws and McNeill answered with a layin to put UW up 68-63. Love & Basketball tied the game up (68-68) on a three-pointer from Jessica Cheeks with just under a minute to play and another bucket from Cheeks with 28 seconds left. Whitcomb's half-court attempt at the buzzer hit the rim, sending the game into extra minutes. Washington suffered from an extremely slow start as the Huskies trailed 21-5 12 minutes into the game. Argens, playing in her first game in almost a year after missing much of last season with a torn ACL, helped right UW's ship with back-to-back buckets after the Huskies' long scoring drought. Washington chipped away at Love & Basketball's lead to trail by just four at halftime (30-34). Cheeks led all Love & Basketball players with a game-high 27 points, while Tanisha Johnson added 19 points. Alexis Kendrick tallied nine points and 10 rebounds.
Scouting Corban College:
Corban College is a NAIA Division II school from Salem, Ore., and is a member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Last year, the Warriors posted a 9-21 overall record and finished in a tie for ninth in the CCC with a 5-15 league record. Corban returns two starters from that squad. Top returners include senior guard Kailey Bostwick (Medford, Ore.), senior guard Ashley Connell (Spokane, Wash.) and sophomore guard Jennesa Miller (Mica, Wash.). Corban's 2008-09 roster also features four freshmen. Corban is led by head coach Terry Williams in his 10th season at the helm. The Warriors' meeting with Washington will be its first game of the year.
2008-09 Season Outlook:
Led by second-year head coach Tia Jackson, the 2008-09 Husky women's basketball team returns seven players and one starter from last year's squad that finished the season with a 13-18 record and placed sixth in the Pac-10 with an 8-10 league mark. Welcomed to the fold will be eight newcomers including five freshmen, two junior college transfers and UCLA transfer Regina Rogers. Of the Huskies' seven returners, five are upperclassmen led by the senior duo of guard/forward Michelle Augustavo and forward Heidi McNeill. Junior guard/forward Sami Whitcomb is the squad's top returning scorer and rebounder as the Ventura, Calif., native turned in a breakout sophomore campaign that also saw her emerge as one of the top defensive players in the conference. Whitcomb, who started all but one game last year, averaged 11.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals, while being named an honorable mention selction to the Pac-10's inaugural Defensive Team. The other returning juniors include forward/center Laura McLellan and guard Sara Mosiman. Sophomore guard Sarah Morton and redshirt-freshman Mackenzie Argens, who missed nearly the entire 2007-08 season with a torn ACL, round out the group of seven. Among the newcomers to the Husky squad this year will be a trio of nationally ranked recruits in 6-1 forward Liz Lay (Oklahoma City, Okla.), 5-10 guard/forward Kristi Kingma (Mill Creek, Wash.) and 6-2 forward Mollie Williams (Cerritos, Calif.). Australian standout and 5-6 point guard Nicole Romeo could also challenge for early playing time, while local product Charmaine Barlow from Chief Sealth High School in Seattle round out the five true freshmen. Lydia Young, a 5-11 forward, and Christina Rozier, a 5-8 guard, hail from Detroit, Mich., and Miami, Fla., respectively, but were teammates at highly successful Southeastern Illinois Community College. The Huskies' other transfer, Rogers, had a strong freshman campaign at UCLA last year where she was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention team but will sit out 2008-09 due to NCAA transfer rules.
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