Bears Continue Home Stand With In-State Foe Colorado State
Dec. 4, 2006
BEARS RETURN TO ACTION WITH IN-STATE RIVAL COLORADO STATE
• The University of Northern Colorado women's basketball team will complete its three-game home stand with in-state rival Colorado State at 7 p.m. at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Bears got their second win of the season with a 62-56 decision over a pesky UC-Colorado Springs squad last Wednesday.
• Sophomore guard Whitley Cox scored a career-high 21 points on 7-of-15 from the floor and 7-of-12 from the charity stripe. She proved to be the Bears' saving grace in the second half, scoring 15 of her final total.
• Senior forward Heather Barbour almost had a double-double, scoring 13 points and pulling down nine rebounds.
• Freshman forward Tina Fox scored 10 points and snagged five rebounds.
• The Bears were able to overcome a 1-of-15 performance from the 3-point line with a strong showing inside, outscoring the Mountain Lions 38-14 in the paint.
• Northern Colorado clamped down on defense against UCCS, holding it to just 18.5 percent from the floor in the second half after the Mountain Lions went 50 percent in the first stanza.
SCOUTING THE RAMS
• Colorado State has an identical record with the Bears at 2-5. The Rams are coming off a 65-53 loss to the Denver Pioneers on Sunday and are currently on a three-game losing streak. CSU is led in scoring by freshman guard Kelly Jo Mulaney at 17.0 points/game. Senior center Marylin Moulton paces the Rams on the boards with 9.7 rebounds/game. One of CSU's wins came over UMKC with an 89-72 decision on Nov. 13. The Kangaroos defeated the Bears 71-46 in Northern Colorado's first game of the season in Kansas City, Mo.
• Head coach Jen Warden is 11-25 in her second season with Colorado State. Before coming to CSU, Warden was at the helm of Boise State for three season. Warden also played for and coached with legendary University of Colorado coach Ceal Barry.
BARBOUR LEADS WITH CONSISTENCY
• Senior forward Heather Barbour not only leads the Bears in scoring with 13.8 points/game, she has also scored in double-figures every game this season. Dating back to last season, she has scored in double-figures 21 out of her last 24 games.
FOSDICK LEAVES TEAM TO FOCUS ON STUDIES
• University of Northern Colorado women's basketball senior guard Jena Fosdick has left the team for personal reasons and to focus on school, announced by head coach Jaime White on Monday, Dec. 4. Fosdick had a career points per game average of 7.3 and 215 assists. She finished fourth all-time in Northern Colorado history with 129 career 3-pointers made. She played the best game of her career in 2005 in Northern Colorado's last regular season game, scoring a career-high 29 points against nationally-ranked Maryland in a down-to-the-wire 87-79 loss.
HAGEN MOST LIKELY OUT FOR SEASON
• Senior center Danielle Hagen will most likely miss the 2006-07 season due to a blood clot discovered in her lungs in the offseason. It will be a big blow to the Bears because of the strong inside presence she brought to the team. Hagen led the Bears in rebounds last season with 6.2 per game. She was on pace to break the all-time record for consecutive starts with 98, which is held by Jill Fadenrecht. Hagen has started all 83 games of her career.
BEARS PICKED TO FINISH 7TH IN BIG SKY
• Both the media and coaches chose the Bears to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference this season. Northern Colorado defeated its lone Big Sky opponent last season, Weber State, 65-51, at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. WSU made all the way to the Big Sky Conference Tournament final against champion Northern Arizona.
BEARS ADD FIVE TO 2006-07 SQUAD
• Five newcomers join the Bears in 2006-07, with one sitting out as a redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules. Chelsie Luhring, a 5-10 guard who transferred from Drake University, will practice with the Bears this season. She saw playing time with a team that went 17-12 last season and made it to the WNIT.
WHITE ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF FIVE FOR 2007-08 TEAM
• Head coach Jaime White announced the signing of five student-athletes to National-Letters-of-Intent for the 2007-08 season on Thursday, Nov. 9.
• Kate Kevorken, a 6-0 guard from Thousand Oaks, Calif., averaged 18.2 points, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game last season at Thousand Oaks High School.
• Both Lara Merritt and Jaime Schroeder hail from Wyoming. Merritt, a 6-1 post player, from Cheyenne, averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season at Cheyenne High School. Schroeder, a 5-9 guard from Douglas, will come to the Bears from Colby Community College in Kansas. She averaged 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game at Colby.
• Courtney Stoermer, a 5-10 guard from Coralville, Iowa, averaged 14.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.5 per game last season at Iowa City West High School. She was also a 2006 first team all-state soccer selection.
• Cayla Maneotis, a 6-5 post player from Craig, Colo., 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and led the state with 3.5 blocks per game last season at Moffat County High School.
• Northern Colorado will head to Fullerton, Calif., to take on the Cal State Fullerton Titans at 3 p.m. mountain time on Saturday. The Bears defeated CSF 88-64 last season at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.