USC closes out regular season in Washington

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team will finish up their regular season this weekend as they take on Washington on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Seattle at 6 p.m. and Washington State on Saturday, Feb. 28 in Pullman at 3 p.m.The Women of Troy (15-12, 7-9 Pac-12) split their final two home games of the season against the Arizona schools, crushing Arizona 77-51 but falling to No. 12 Arizona State 76-73 in double overtime.Senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama tallied 28 points and 15 rebounds in her final two games, picking up the fifth double-double of her career on Senior Day with a 18-point, 12-rebound performance against the Sun Devils.“I think we need to just execute more as a team,” junior guard Brianna Barrett said. “Positive things we can take away are effort, we never gave up, and I think we saw as a team that we can play with the best of the best, and when we take from that we have confidence in ourselves, and in our abilities as a team. We just use that momentum going into this weekend.”Senior forward Kaneisha Horn had 15 points and 11 rebounds over the weekend. Freshmen also made some major contributions for USC, as guard McKenzie Calvert scored 22 points, while forward Kristen Simon racked up 21 points and a team-leading 18 rebounds.Vaioletama leads USC with 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.Calvert is averaging 10.3 points per game, while Horn is scoring 10.1 points per game, and leads the team with 7.0 rebounds per game. Vaioletama has the rebounding advantage in Pac-12 games though, 7.6 to 7.3 per game.The Women of Troy have been led by their offensive rebounding this season, leading the Pac-12 with 14.8 per game and placing second in offensive rebounding percentage at .354.They’ve tallied 20 or more offensive rebounds in four games this season and grabbed 19 against the Sun Devils.The Huskies (20-8, 9-7 Pac-12) are led by Kelsey Plum’s 22.9 points per game.Jazmine Davis is averaging 15.6 points and a team-leading 4.3 assists per game, while Talia Walton averages 13.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.Plum is also the Pac-12’s leading scorer in conference games, averaging 20.2 points per game. USC is 29-31 all-time against Washington, having lost their last two meetings.Lia Galdeira leads the Cougars (15-12, 6-10 Pac-12) with 19.6 points per game, including 19.9 in conference, second only to Plum, along with 6.0 rebounds per game. Galdeira also leads the team in assists with 70, and steals with 90.Tia Presley is averaging 16.4 points for Washington State. The Women of Troy are 44-15 all-time against the Cougars, but have also lost the past two meetings.“I think the key is to contain,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said about defending Plum and Galdiera. “We’re not going to be able to stop the scoring guards, but we can contain them and limit their touches. The way you contain a scorer is to make them work extremely hard on offense to get the ball, and then you make them work extremely hard on defense. We’re going to have to value the ball, not turn it over, make them play some defense, and then contain their penetration and contest their 3-point shot.”The two teams split a home-and-home last weekend, with the Cougars winning 83-72 in Seattle on Friday behind 23 points from Galdiera, while the Huskies blew out the Cougars 83-43 in Pullman on Sunday behind 22 points each from Plum and Walton.The Huskies enter the weekend having won four of their last six, while the Cougars have lost six of their last eight.The Women of Troy will return to Seattle next week, as they’ll participate in the Pac-12 tournament from Thursday, March 5 to Sunday, March 8 at KeyArena.last_img read more

Wellington girls place 5th in cross country meet, over 585 runners at Hargis Saturday

first_imgTylerBrown1st6.30Yes 8th Grade Boys  – 1  1/2  miles DaneMonger8th7.38Yes 7th Grade Girls – 1 mile 6th Grade Boys – 1  mile Varsity Girls – 4K JoeFriesen36th20.12Yes 7th Grade Boys  – 1 mile JuliaPeck39th20.40 Jr.Varsity Girls – 2 miles MackinzeTracy37th20.14 Freshman Boys – 2 miles IsaiahRogers4th13.11Yes CabreilRoe27th18.57Yes HoustonSober53rd21.50 JacobMcDonald24th9.37Yes GracieDefore17th17.24 RaeawnaNutt11th7.50 JaedynLedesma12th17.20Yes JuanChandler11th14.23 BillyWalker5th6.53Yes TylerBenson7th13.33Yes JoTredway28th18.59Yes NickHawkins9th14.03Yes JacobFriesen86th7.36 WillLong21st15.26 LaurenScheufler21st18.01Yes Top 10 Medals  awardedcenter_img Top 10 Medals awarded by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the Crusader girls cross country team place fifth at the Wellington Invitational Cross Country varsity meet held at Hargis Creek Watershed on Saturday.There were 585 runners from sixth grade to seniors in what WHS coach Charles Wallace called the largest meets Wellington ever had.Of those 585 runners, 23 WHS runners took home medals, 16 runners finished in the top 10 and two Wellington runners took first place.Jaedyn Ledesma right finishes first.Wellington finished with 125 points. Jaedyn Ledesma placed 12th at 17.20 as the highest Wellington finisher.Tyler Brown finishes first in the sixth grade boys.In sixth grade boys, Tyler Brown was a first place winner! Lindsey Scheufler was the first place winner in the sixth grade girls. Kylie Aufdengarten was second with the exact same score.Avery Osen of Winfield won the boys high school division with a 17.07 mark. Carly Flake of Andover 15.58 won the girls event at 15:58.Winfield boys were the winners with 32 points. Valley Center girls also finished with the top score of 32 points.“The weather was great for running and the Wellington runners did a great job,” Wallace said.The Wellington results are as follows:Varsity Boys – 5K WilliamDaily21stNT JacobJohnson54th21.51 LindseyScheufler1st6.49Yes MackenzieHeacock7th7.18Yes HunterBryant15th8.11 SethTunnell19th15.16 EliseLeGrand4th7.15Yes 6th Grade Girls- 1 mileTimePlaceMedal JohnWillis10th13.45Yes MontanaHeacock12th7.14 AveryBarker5th7.17Yes Novice Boys – 2 miles MattRinehart47th6.51 KennedeeLara9th7.39Yes KylieAufdengarten2nd6.49Yes McKennaJones3rd7.08Yes BlayzMarshall52nd10.44 TristtonTracy45th21.43 ZaneCornejo10th7.11Yes ReeseHeasty24th7.31Yes SkylerCrittenden18th15.09 BrentWilliams3rd13.06Yes QuinnMcCue22nd9.17 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more