SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s basketball hosts Northern Arizona Friday evening at the Redhawk Center.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
• Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
• vs. Northern Arizona (Redhawk Center)
ABOUT THE GAME
• Seattle U vs. Northern Arizona
• All-time series-First-ever meeting
• Last meeting-N/A
NEWS AND NOTES
• Seattle U led Cal State Fullerton late in the fourth quarter on Nov. 6, but the Titans pulled out a 57-54 decision on opening night at the Redhawk Center.
• Joana Alves scored a career-high 13 points to lead four Redhawks in double figures. Madeline Dopplick tallied 11 points, while Kamira Sanders and Delaney McCann added 10 points and six rebounds apiece.
• Northern Arizona is coming off an 86-73 win over Fresno State in its season opener. The Lumberjacks shot 15-20 on three-pointers, setting a school record for makes and percentage from downtown in a game.
• Kaleigh Paplow paced NAU with 21 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals in the win over Fresno State.
• Last season, the Lumberjacks went 7-23, taking 11th in the Big Sky standings. They were voted to place 10th in the Big Sky Preseason Polls last month.
• Madeline Dopplick scored 19 points to lead SU to an exhibition win over Northwest University on Nov. 2. All nine active Redhawks scored in the contest at the Redhawk Center.
• Coach Suzy Barcomb is in her third season at SU. She has taken the Redhawks to a 33-33 record in her first two seasons. Seattle U advanced to the 2017 WAC Tournament Championship Game and then won the 2018 WAC Tournament. Barcomb is one of two active NCAA coaches to guide three different schools to the NCAA Tournament in Division I (SU), Division II (Cal State East Bay), and Division III (Puget Sound).
• Kamira Sanders is back for her junior season after being named 2018 WAC Tournament MVP. The Redding, Calif., native won 2017 WAC Freshman of the Year honors.
• Madeline Dopplick is the lone senior on this year’s roster. The native of Long Beach, Calif., led the Redhawks with 58 made three-pointers last season.
• SU has added two freshmen and a transfer for 2018-19 season. Courtney Murphy and Sarah Rahon will make up the rookie class, while Olivia Crawford will be eligible after transferring from the University of Hawai’i and sitting out the 2017-18 campaign.
• Seattle U was voted to take third in both the 2018-19 WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll and Media Poll. Kamira Sanders was selected All-WAC Preseason.
• Transfers Chinwe Ezeonu and Hailey Vice-Neat, along with freshman Georgia Kehoe, will sit out this season and be eligible for the 2019-20 season. Ezeonu is a Seattle native who transferred from San Jose State, while Vice-Neat joins SU from Boise State.