This Week for the Redhawks: Seattle U (13-9, 10-3 WAC) extended their home WAC winning streak to six games with two double digit wins over the weekend. On Feb. 7, they defeated Denver, 63-53, and on Feb. 9, they topped New Mexico State, 78-62. This week, they make their final regular season roadtrip, which will also be their longest, to Louisiana Tech (11-12, 7-5) on Feb. 14 and UT Arlington ( ) on Feb. 16. Links to live stats, audio, and video are on the women’s basketball schedule page at www.GoSeattleU.com.
Scouting Louisiana Tech: The Lady Techsters are currently 11-12 overall and 7-5 in conference play. They are led by Kelia Shelton in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.8 rpg), and three others average in double scoring figures - Brittany Lewis (11.1 ppg), Lulu Perry (10.3 ppg), and Whitney Frazier (10.3 ppg). LA Tech has won two of their last three games, but most recently lost at Texas State, 68-63, on Feb. 9. The Lady Techsters return home after four straight road contests the past two weekends.
Last Time Out: The Redhawks and Lady Techsters last faced in Seattle on Jan. 19 as Seattle U won, 66-47, in the final game of their seven game conference winning streak. Ashley Ward led all players with 20 points and Kacie Sowell recorded her tenth double-double of the season (13 points, 12 rebounds). Brenda Adhiambo, Daidra Brown, and Sylvia Shephard also scored in double figures.
Scouting UT Arlington: UT Arlington is 4-18 overall and 2-10 in conference in 2012-13. Laila Suleiman leads the team in scoring (8.9 ppg) and Aron Garcia leads the team in rebounding (7.8 rpg). They snapped a nine-game losing streak with an overtime win on Feb. 7 at Texas State, 73-72, but most recently lost to UTSA, 73-45, on Feb. 9.
Last Time Out: On Jan. 17, Seattle U hosted UT Arlington and defeated them, 69-53, at the Connolly Center. A back-and-forth contest in the beginning, the Redhawks pulled away and kept a double digit lead for the final seven and a half minutes of the game. Kacie Sowell led all players with 18 points and 11 rebounds, recording her ninth double-double of the season. Sylvia Shephard also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists. Ashley Ward scored in double figures (17 pts.) and Brenda Adhiambo rebounded in double figures (10 pts.).
Sylvia Shephard CSM WAC Player of the Week (Feb. 4-10): Shephard was named the College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week as the team went 2-0 vs. Denver and New Mexico State. This was her second such honor of the season. Over the weekend, she averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, three assists, and two steals per game. From the field, she shot 71.4 percent, as well as 66.7 percent from behind the three-point line.