GAMEDAY: WBB vs. Nevada
By Seattle University
DECEMBER 8, 2017
SEATTLE – (Dec. 8) Seattle University women’s basketball will face Nevada in a non-conference game at the Connolly Complex Saturday.
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ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (4-4) vs. Nevada (4-4)
- All-time series-First-ever meeting
- Last meeting-N/A
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U is coming off an impressive 80-73 win over San Diego on Dec. 2. Jacinta Beckley scored a career-high 22 points to lead four Redhawks in double figures in the home win.
- SU shot a season-high 56.4 percent from the field in the game, including 10-16 in the fourth quarter.
- Alexis Montgomery earned WAC Player of the Week honors for the period ending Dec. 3. She notched 18 points and 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the season in the win over USD on Dec. 2. It is Montgomery’s third career WAC weekly award.
- SU dropped an 87-67 decision at No. 24 Cal Nov. 30. The Redhawks played the Bears to a draw in the second half, scoring 26 points in the fourth quarter at the Haas Pavilion.
- Alexis Montgomery scored 26 points at Cal, pushing her over the 1,000-point mark for her career. She is the 17th player in program history to achieve the feat. Montgomery ranks 14th on the career scoring list. She needs 40 points to tie Laina Sobczak for 13th on the Redhawks’ list.
- Freshmen McKenzi Williams and Kallin Spiller made their first career starts at Cal Nov. 30. Williams scored nine points, hitting the first three three-pointers of her career. Spiller added four rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.
- Seattle U took a 79-53 defeat at the hands of unbeaten UC Davis on Nov. 26. Jacinta Beckley scored 15 points, while Alexis Montgomery compiled 12 points and 9 rebounds.
- SU won a 91-77 contest with Portland State on Nov. 22. The point total is the most by a Redhawk team since Dec. 4, 2013, when SU lost, 105-100, to Oregon. The 91 points represent the most by Seattle U in a win since Dec. 17, 2010, when SU beat Sacramento State, 92-82. The last time the Redhawks scored more than 91 points at the Connolly Complex was on Dec. 28, 2008, when Seattle U defeated Cascade College, 102-28.
- In the win over Portland State, Alexis Montgomery put up 25 points and 13 rebounds for her 13th career double-double. It marked second such effort of the season.
- Kamira Sanders recorded 16 points and a career-high nine assists against PSU. The sophomore dished out an assist on seven Redhawk three-pointers.
- Against Portland State, Jacinta Beckley scored a career-high 20 points and tied a personal best with eight rebounds.
- Seattle U logged season highs in points (91), made field goals (38), field goal attempts (78), field goal percentage (.487), made threes (12), three-point field goal percentage (.500), rebounds (47), and assists (21) in victory over Portland State.
- Seattle U went 2-0 on a California road trip Nov. 17-19. It marked SU’s first 2-0 road trip since Dec. 19-20, 2007.
- The Redhawks made the largest comeback in Division I program history on Nov. 17, rallying from a 21-point deficit to win, 77-71, at UC Santa Barbara. They outscored UCSB, 32-11, in the fourth quarter and ended the contest on a 10-0 run.
- Kamira Sanders was named WAC Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 19. She led SU with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals at UCSB on Nov. 17. Sanders followed with 14 points, five assists, and four steals in the win at Pepperdine on Nov. 19.
- Kamira Sanders recorded 21 points, including 13 in the fourth period, on 8-10 field-goal shooting against UCSB. She tied a career high with nine rebounds and set a new personal best with six assists in the win.
- Against UCSB, Alexis Montgomery logged a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. She now has 12 career double-doubles as a Redhawk.
- In a 65-62 win at Pepperdine on Nov. 19, SU had three players in double figures and two other players with nine points.
- SU dropped a 73-58 setback to Hawaii on Nov. 12. Alexis Montgomery and Kamira Sanders both scored in double figures in the contest.
- In the season opener, the Redhawks fell to Idaho State, 74-69, on Nov. 10 Alexis Montgomery scored a career-high 31 points in the setback.
- SU scored 45 points in the first half against Idaho State, the most by a Redhawk team since Dec. 15, 2015, when Seattle U dropped 46 in the first 20 minutes against Portland State.
- Alexis Montgomery’s 31 points on Nov. 10 are the most by a Redhawk since Chelcie Morrison scored 35 points against Montana State Billings on Feb. 16, 2008.
- Kamira Sanders tied a career high with nine rebounds against Idaho State. She pulled down nine boards last season against CSUN on Dec. 29, 2016.
- The Wolfpack are 4-4 after beating Montana State in the Maui Classic last weekend. They have faced a daunting schedule with losses to No. 1 UConn and No. 19 Oregon State.
- Nevada was chosen to finish 10th in the Mountain West Conference Preseason Poll. The Wolfpack return three starters from last season’s 11-win squad.
- Teige Zeller leads Nevada with 12.9 points per game. Six other Wolfpack players are averaging between 7-1-9.9 points per game this season.
- Alexis Montgomery is the WAC Preseason Player of the Year. She earned All-WAC First Team honors after leading Seattle U in points, rebounds, and assists last season.
- SU was voted to finish second in the WAC preseason media poll and third in the WAC preseason coaches’ poll.
- Kamira Sanders returns after winning WAC Freshman of the Year last season. She paced conference rookies in points, assists, steals, and minutes played in 2015-16.
- Coach Suzy Barcomb took Seattle U from a predicted seventh-place finish to the WAC Championship game last season. In her first season at SU, Barcomb guided the Redhawks to a WNIT appearance for the second time in program history.
- SU features six newcomers this season, with five freshmen and one junior transfer joining the roster.
- Amanda Levens is in her debut season as Nevada’s head coach. She previously spent five seasons as Arizona State’s associate head coach.