Women’s basketball hosts No. 9/No. 10 in Western Washington this Tuesday
MONMOUTH, Oregon – The Western Oregon University women’s basketball team and the #9/#10 Western Washington will eventually meet, just days later than originally planned. WOU and WWU will play Tuesday afternoon in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action starting at 2 p.m. inside New PE Gym.
WOU (7-8, 3-5 GNAC) is coming off a home-and-away game against Simon Fraser on Thursday where the game went all the way before SFU held on for the three-point victory. Meadow of Aragon led Wolves with 17 points and both Tresai McCarver and Cali McClave added 11 points each.
WOU continued to add up blocked shots with Aragon returning five and Amber Winkel adding two against Simon Fraser. Entering the week, WOU is averaging 66.1 points, connecting 366-898 (40.8) from the field, 81-289 (28) from three and 178-257 (69.3) from the line. mistake. Wolves also average 40 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.4 blocks. Opponents are averaging 65.3 points, going 338-898 (37.6) from the field, 98-306 (32) from three and 206-303 (68) from the foul line. Opponents also averaged 36.2 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 8.4 steals and 2.9 blocks.
Aragon leads Wolves in points per game (12.6), rebounds (7.3), field goals (57) and blocks (28). McCarver leads the team in assists with 66, free throws with 51 and steals with 27. She also adds 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, as well as 54 field goals. Cali McClave is third on the team in points (9.4), while leading the team in three points (18) and also has 24 steals. Madisyn Clark adds 7.1 points and 14 three-pointers, as well as 26 assists. Alexis Wright adds 5.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and shoots more than 50% from the field. Kaelin Williams Kennedy totals 5.4 points per game. Winkler is second on the team in blocks with 22.
Western Washington has gone 8-2 in the last 10 meetings of the series with Wolves’ two wins at Monmouth. In the last meeting at Monmouth, WOU took the crazy 73-70 victory in double overtime. Then, in the 2017-18 season, Wolves secured a 54-50 home win.
In the team’s first meeting on December 30 in Bellingham, the Vikings took the win 70-52. Cali McClave led Wolves with 16 points, while Wright added nine points.
Western Washington is 12-1 overall and 4-1 in GNAC play with their only home loss to Central Washington on Jan. 13 (76-68). Since then, the Vikings have traveled to Alaska to score victories over Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks.
The WWU is averaging 70.6 points per game, going 350-755 (46.4) from the field, 77-223 (34.5) from three, and 141-198 (71.2) from the foul line. The Vikings also average 40.6 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 7.4 steals and four blocks per game. Opponents are averaging 52.7 points per game, 240-730 (32.9) from the field, 44-212 (20.8) from three and 161-239 (67.4) from the foul line. Opponents also averaged 30.1 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 7.2 steals and 2.4 blocks per game.
Emma Duff leads the Vikings with an average of 15 points, 7.7 rebounds, 25 assists and 14 blocks. Mollie Olson added 10.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 24 assists. Dani Iwami is third on the team in scoring (8.2) and adds 28 assists, but has missed the previous two games. Carley Zaragoza is at 7.5 points and Avery Dykstra is adding 7.4 points per game.
Live video and statistics will be available for the game against Western Washington. Live video can be found here and live stats can be found here.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Please also see the press release found here on the updated Fan Policy for WOU Indoor Sporting Events which went into effect on November 15.