Huskies Lose O'Neill and Schelly For The Remainder Of The Season

Dec. 18, 2003

SEATTLE - Junior guard Kristen O'Neill and sophomore guard Erica Schelly will miss the remainder of the 2003-2004 season due to injury, Washington women's basketball head coach June Daugherty announced Thursday.

O'Neill (Edmonds, Wash.) has missed the Huskies' first seven games of the year with a stress fracture in her left foot and an MRI performed on Monday revealed the injury was more severe, causing her to miss the rest of the season. Last year, O'Neill started all but 10 games for Washington, averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. She was one of the Huskies' top defensive players, tying with Giuliana Mendiola for the team-lead in steals (51) in 2002-03. She scored a career-high 18 points versus California, Jan. 16, and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Oregon, Jan. 23, last year.

Schelly (Fort Collins, Colo.) also missed the first seven games after breaking the fifth metatarsal bone in her left foot during the Huskies' first official day of practice, Saturday, Oct. 18. She continues to rehabilitate after having surgery shortly after the injury occurred. As a freshman last year, Schelly came off the bench in 19 games, averaging 1 point and 0.3 rebounds per game. She scored a season-high four points at UCLA, Jan. 3, 2003.

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