This Week for the Redhawks: After battling back but narrowly falling to Pacific in their regular season opener, Seattle University women’s basketball (0-1) hosts cross-town rival Washington on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at KeyArena before making their first road trip of the season to face Colorado State on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. The UW game holds special meaning for the Redhawks, as it will be head coach Joan Bonvicini’s 1000th career game coached. The players will also sign autographs following the contest. The first 500 fans will receive an SU beanie, courtesy of State Farm, and the first 1000 in the door will receive a free toothbrush from Washington Dental Service.
This Week’s Student Promotions: At the UW game on Nov. 14, when students pick up their free game ticket (with Student ID), along with a second free ticket for this game only, they will have a chance to sign up for a special drawing to win a $50 iTunes gift card! Following the game, Coach Bonvicini will address the crowd and draw the winning student name. Must be present to win. A similar promotion will take place every game while class is in session and there will be a raffle for a grand prize at the end of the season. The more games students attend, the better chance they have to win. There will be free bus service to KeyArena for students, departing from the Marion Street entrance of campus, near the large seal. Special perks will be in store for those catching the first bus, as the first 40 students to enter KeyArena will receive a courtside floor ticket.
Follow the Redhawks: For the most up-todate news and information about the SU women’s basketball team throughout the season, please log on to www.GoSeattleU.com, like Seattle U Athletics on Facebook, and follow @su_athletics on Twitter. Live stats, radio, and live video will be available for both contests. This year’s media guide can also be found on the women’s basketball page under “Team Guide”.
Kacie Sowell WAC Player of the Week (Nov. 5-11): Kacie Sowell received the first Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week award of the 2012-13 season for her performance, a double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds), versus Pacific on Nov. 9.
Leaders of the WAC: As a team, Seattle U ranks second in steals (14.0) and is tied for second in scoring offense (70.0 ppg) and assists (14.0). Individually, Kacie Sowell is tied for first in offensive rebounds (4.0), ranks second in rebounding (11.0 rpg), and ranks fourth in scoring (19.0 ppg). Brenda Adhiambo ranks first in field-goal percentage, with a minimum of three made (.833).
Scouting Washington: The Huskies opened their season with a 70-68 comeback win over St. Mary’s on Nov. 9. Led by head coach Kevin McGuff in his second season, UW lost 2011-12 top scorer, Regina Rogers, to graduation, but return Jazmine Davis, who recorded 15.7 ppg last season, among others. The Dawgs also welcome back now-healthy redshirt-senior Kristi Kingma, as well as welcoming three incoming freshmen and two redshirt freshmen. They were picked to finish eighth in the preseason Pac-12 Coaches Poll.
Last Time vs. Washington: Despite the Redhawks controlling the game for much of the first half, a Washington rally minutes before halftime would prove to be the difference maker. Behind their offensive surge, the Huskies pushed past the Redhawks, 72-53, to hand SU their second consecutive loss.
Scouting Colorado State: Montana State defeated Colorado State, 58-53, in their opening contest on Nov. 11. Kim Mestdagh, the team’s leading scorer in 2011-12 graduated following last season, but Colorado State returns several other leaders, including Sam Martin, who averaged 13.1 ppg last year. Led by head coach Ryun Williams, the Rams were picked to finish fifth of nine in the Mountain West Conference preseason poll.
Last Time vs. Colorado State: The Redhawks won their fourth straight game in 2011-12, as they defeated Colorado State, 61-43, in Seattle. Despite a sluggish first half, Seattle U picked up the pace and dominated offensively throughout the later part of the game. Talisa Rhea led SU with 16 points, and Kacie Sowell notched her sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.