Women's Basketball News Release

THIS WEEK: Willamette (7-13, 1-10 NWC) hosts Whitman, NWC co-leader Whitworth
Feb. 14 Whitman (7-13, 5-7 NWC), 6 p.m.
Feb. 15 Whitworth (16-5, 10-2 NWC), 6 p.m.

LAST WEEK: Willamette falters in second half of NWC encounters
Feb. 7 at Linfield 64, Willamette 48
Linfield broke open a close game in the second half, out-scoring Willamette 38-26 in the final 20 minutes en route to the Northwest Conference victory over the Bearcats. The Wildcats led by just four points at intermission, 26-22. The hosts took control of the game with a 12-3 run to open the second half, extending their halftime lead to 38-25 with 13:30 remaining in the game. Linfield shot 63.6 percent from the field in the second period. Willamette was led by guard Rosie Contri (Sr., Douglas HS, Minden, Nev.), who finished with 14 points, a game-high 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Simmie Muth (Jr., North Bend HS) added nine points and four assists.

Feb. 8 Lewis & Clark 80, at Willamette 64
Lewis & Clark erased an eight-point halftime deficit by outscoring Willamette 50-26 in the second half Saturday night en route to the NWC win. Willamette was led by Simmie Muth (Jr., North Bend HS), who scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half. She also had eight rebounds. Deanna Lund (Jr., Ridgefield HS, Wash.) added 15 points and seven boards for the Bearcats.


NOTES: Individually, guard Rosie Contri (Sr., Douglas HS, Minden, Nev.) ranks third in the NWC in assists (3.25 apg), fourth in steals (2.25 spg), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.07:1) and 12th in scoring (11.1 ppg). Forward Deanna Lund (Jr., Ridgefield HS, Wash.) ranks seventh in field goal percentage (44.4%), 10th in rebounding (6.0 rpg) and 10th in scoring (11.1 ppg). Guard Simmie Muth (Jr., North Bend HS) is second in steals (3.15 spg), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (0.98:1) and 11th in scoring (11.1 ppg).


NORTHWEST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS
W L
Pacific Lutheran (16-5) 10 2
Whitworth (16-5) 10 2
Puget Sound (15-6) 8 4
George Fox (12-9) 7 5
Linfield (12-8) 6 5
Whitman (7-13) 5 7
Pacific (6-12) 3 8
Lewis & Clark (8-14) 3 10
WILLAMETTE (7-13) 1 10


2002-03 WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER

NO PLAYER POS HT YR/EL HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE)
3 Abbie Unick G 5-3 Jr./Jr. Ferndale, Wash. (Ferndale)
4 Elyssa Figari G 5-7 Fr./Fr. Woodacre, Calif. (San Domenico)
10 Sarah O’Brien G 5-8 Jr./Jr. Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep)
11 Lindsay Yocum G 5-6 Fr./Fr. Mission Viejo, Calif. (Woodbridge)
20 Meridith Stevens C 6-0 Fr./Fr. Portland, Ore. (Riverdale)
21 Megan Scheelar C 6-0 Fr./Fr. Salem, Ore. (North Salem)
23 Danielle Page G 5-7 So./So. Tacoma, Wash. (Bellarmine Prep)
30 Simmie Muth G 5-4 Jr./Jr. North Bend, Ore. (North Bend)
32 Rosie Contri G 5-6 Sr./Sr. Minden, Nevada (Douglas)
40 Nancy Weyler C 5-11 Sr./Sr. Billings, Mont. (Northwest College, Wyo.)
42 Anna McLuen F 5-11 Fr./Fr. Renton, Wash. (Hazen)
44 Deanna Lund F 5-11 Jr./Jr. Ridgefield, Wash. (Ridgefield, Clark CC)
45 Kasey Sorenson C 5-10 Sr./Sr. Scappoose, Ore. (Scappoose)

HEAD COACH: Tom Steers (1st year)
ASSISTANT COACH: Chris Blackburn (1st year), Kirstin Anderson (1st year)


2002-03 WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER
22-23 Bon Appetit Classic Salem
22 Lewis & Clark vs. Claremont-M-S
22 Cal Lutheran vs. Willamette W, 85-68
23 Lewis & Clark vs. Cal Lutheran
23 Claremont-M-S vs. Willamette W, 75-57
26 Concordia Portland L, 67-56

DECEMBER
3 Concordia Salem W, 71-66
6 Western Baptist Salem (away) W, 62-58
21 Wisconsin-Oshkosh Salem L, 57-48
28-30 D-III Hawaii Shootout Honolulu
28 Lake Forest L, 73-53
29 Illinois Wesleyan W, 64-57
30 Elms W, 92-40

JANUARY
4 Pacific Lutheran* Salem L, 50-39
7 Lewis & Clark* (KBZY 1490) Portland L, 70-53
10 Linfield* Salem L, 63-53
17 Whitman* (KBZY 1490) Walla Walla, Wash. L, 78-77 (OT)
18 Whitworth* (KBZY 1490) Spokane, Wash. L, 72-40
21 Pacific* Salem W, 60-59
24 George Fox* (KBZY 1490) Salem L, 60-39
25 Pacific Lutheran* Tacoma, Wash. L, 63-29
31 Puget Sound* Tacoma, Wash. L, 64-59

FEBRUARY
7 Linfield* (KBZY 1490) McMinnville L, 64-48
8 Lewis & Clark* Salem L, 80-64
14 Whitman* Salem 6:00
15 Whitworth* (KBZY 1490) Salem 6:00
18 Pacific* Forest Grove 6:00
21 George Fox* (KBZY 1490) Newberg 6:00
22 Puget Sound* Salem 6:00
27 NWC playoffs (No. 3 at No. 2) TBA TBA

MARCH
1 NWC Champ. (Winner at No. 1) TBA TBA

* Northwest Conference game


TICKETS: Ticket prices for all Willamette regular season home games are:
$5 General Admission
$3 Students and seniors
Free Children 12 and under
To purchase tickets in advance, call (503) 370-6011.


WILLAMETTE ON THE RADIO: Selected Willamette University basketball games will be broadcast live on Salem radio station KBZY (1490 AM). The broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to tip-off. Mike Allegre will provide the play-by-play.


HOW TO CONTACT HEAD COACH TOM STEERS:
(503) 370-6132 Willamette University
(503) 949-9829 Cell
tsteers@willamette.edu


MORE INFORMATION ON THE WEB:
/www.willamette.edu/athletics/wbasketball
http://www.nwcsports.com
http://www.ncaa.org
http://www.d3hoops.com