Go Utes!
Go Utes!
Dec. 30, 1997

Utah Host UTEP and New Mexico

Game #10
(#25) Utah Utes vs. UTEP Miners
Jan. 1 * 7:00 p.m. * Jon  M. Huntsman Center * Salt Lake City

Game #11
(#25) Utah Utes vs. New Mexico Lobos
Jan. 3 * 3:00 p.m. * Jon  M. Huntsman Center * Salt Lake City

Utah Probable Line-Up:
Pos.    No. Name                Ht. Yr. Hometown            Statistics
G       10  Alli Bills          5-7 Sr. Sandy, Utah         11.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 9.0 apg
G       33  Julie Krommenhoek   5-9 Sr. American Fork, Utah 21.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.4 apg
C       44  Kristi Rose         6-4 So. Palmdale, Calif.    9.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.9 bpg
F       11  Amy Alcorn          5-8 Sr. Oregon City, Ore.   3.2 ppg, 0.9 rpg
F       35  Laura Ross Allen    6-2 Sr. Sparks, Nev.        5.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Off The Bench:
Pos.    No. Name                    Ht.     Yr. Hometown            Statistics
G       14  Rosie Shelley           5-9     Jr. American Fork, Utah 1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg
F       15  Lindsay Sodja           6-1     Fr. Taylorsville, Utah  2.6 ppg, 0.8 rpg
F       21  Kristina Anderson       6-1     Fr. Eugene, Ore.        1.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg
G       22  Tiana Fuertes           5-3     So. Honolulu, Hawaii    1.6 ppg, 1.3 apg
F/G     24  Amy Ewert               6-0     Fr. Vancouver, B.C.     2.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg
G       25  ReShawnda Richardson    5-7     So. Long Beach, Calif.  1.2 ppg, 0.6 rpg
G       30  Janna Whitman           5-10    So. Magna, Utah         0.3 ppg. 0.3 rpg

GAME DATA: Utah (9-0), ranked 25th by USA Today/ESPN and 26th by A.P., opens defense of its Western Athletic Conference schedule this week. The Utes host UTEP (5-4) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and New Mexico (10-2) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

ON THE AIR: KALL-910 AM will broadcast both games live with Sports Director Brad Stone (play-by-play) and former Ute Reggie Wright-Jewkes (color) calling the action. Each broadcast begins with a 15-minute pregame show and concludes with The Elaine Elliott Postgame Show.

UTES RANKED FOR THE FIRST TIME: Utah moved into the Top 25 for the first time in school history on Monday, earning a No. 25 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Poll. The undefeated Utes (9-0) received 120 votes. Utah was also ranked 26th by the Associated Press, just six votes (76) behind 25th-ranked Arkansas, a team the Utes defeated, 73-64, on Dec. 21 in Fort Worth, Texas. The highest Utah had been ranked in any previous season was 27th by A.P. on Dec. 4, 1995.

A QUICK LOOK AT UTAH: The 9-0 Utes continued the best start in school history with a 71-45 defeat of Idaho on Monday night at the Huntsman Center. Senior guard and All-America candidate Julie Krommenhoek leads the Utes in scoring with an average of 21.2 points per game. Krommenhoek is also averaging a team-best 3.3 three-pointers per game. Senior point guard and postseason honors candidate Alli Bills leads the team in assists (9.0 apg) and is third in scoring (11.2 ppg). Senior forward Angie Thill, who is questionable for this week's games after suffering a knee injury against Idaho, is the team leader in rebounding (8.2 rpg) and is second in scoring (13.3 ppg). Sophomore center Kristi Rose is fourth in scoring (9.0 ppg), second in rebounds (7.2 rpg) and first in blocked shots (1.9 bpg). Utah is outscoring the opposition 71.0 to 53.0 points per game and has a 36.7 to 33.7 advantage in rebounding. The Utes are shooting 47.0 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from three-point range and 72.9 percent from the free throw line.

FROM THE TRAINING ROOM: Senior forward Angie Thill will miss at least the UTEP and New Mexico games with a patellar dislocation in her left knee. Thill suffered the injury early in the second half of the Idaho game on Monday..

HOOPS U.: Entering this week, the University of Utah is one of only two NCAA Division I athletics program to have both an undefeated women's and men's basketball team. The Utah men's team is 11-0 and ranked No. 4 in both this week's USA Today/ESPN and A.P. polls. The other school which has an unbeaten women's and men's team is Tennessee. The Lady Volunteers are ranked No. 1 in the nation with a 13-0 record. Tennessee's men are 9-0 and unranked.

COMING UP: Utah continues its Western Athletic Conference schedule, hosting in-state rival Brigham Young next Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

UTAH VS. UTEP PREVIEW

SCOUTING UTEP: The Miners take a 5-4 record into Thursday night's game. UTEP's last outing was a 73-71 loss at Stetson on Dec. 20. Senior 6-0 forward Kiana Taylor ranks sixth in the Western Athletic Conference in scoring (17.3), fourth in field goal percentage (55.6) and eighth in rebounds (8.0). Senior 6-1 center Kanequa Chancellor leads the league in rebounding (10.1) and ranks seventh in blocks (1.0). She is also second on the team in scoring (12.6). Junior 6-0 forward Kristi Lattin is the Miners' third-leading scorer (11.4), playing off the bench. UTEP has been outscored 64.7 to 63.1 points per game, but has had the edge on the boards 40.8 to 37.3. The Miners are shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 28.4 percent from three-point range and 57.5 percent from the free throw line.

UTEP HEAD COACH SANDRA RUSHING... has an 87-111 record in her eighth season with the Miners and a 100-120 career mark in nine seasons. Rushing kicked off her collegiate head coaching career in 1989 at Millsaps College. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 1986 and played for the Crimson Tide.

SERIES NOTES: Utah leads the all-time series with UTEP, 25-1, and has won 12 of the 13 games played in Salt Lake City. The Utes' only loss to the Miners was a 75-71 setback on Jan. 14, 1993 at the Huntsman Center. Since then, Utah has won nine-consecutive games from UTEP.

LAST MEETING: Four Utes scored in double-figures, led by a game-high 19 points from Julie Krommenhoek, as Utah posted a 66-54 win over UTEP on Feb. 6, 1997 at the Huntsman Center. Krommnehoek shot 4-of-7 from three-point range. Bills had 14 points and seven assists. Utah shot 50 percent from the field for the first time all season. Utilizing a 21-7 run over the first 7:45 of the second half, Utah broke open a game that was 32-28 in its favor at the half.

UN-HAPPY NEW YEAR: Utah is 1-2 all-time in games played on Jan. 1. The Utes defeated Utah State, 61-51, in 1977 in Salt Lake City, and have losses on the road to Montana, 69-60, in 1989 and Kansas State, 49-41, in 1994.

FOR OPENERS: Utah is beginning its eighth season in the Western Athletic Conference. Since 1991, Utah is 4-3 in conference season openers, with two of those loses coming to San Diego State. Utah has opened league play twice against UTEP, winning, 62-43, last season on Jan. 2 in El Paso, Texas. Utah lost to the Miners, 75-71, on Jan. 14, 1993 in Salt Lake City.

UTAH VS. NEW MEXICO PREVIEW

SCOUTING NEW MEXICO: The Lobos are 10-2 following a 75-69 win at Montana State on Monday night. New Mexico plays at Brigham Young on Thursday. In their final three games before the Holiday break, the Lobos defeated Arizona State (67-39) on Dec. 10 and Oklahoma State (65-44) on Dec. 13, and lost to No. 6 Texas Tech (65-62) on Dec. 20. The Lobos' other loss was also to a Top 20 team, then-No. 16 Western Kentucky (77-76) on Nov. 16 in the Pre-Season NIT. Senior 6-0 guard/forward Abby Garchek ranks 17th in the nation and second in the Western Athletic Conference in scoring (21.5). Garchek is also seventh in the country in three-pointers per game (3.2) and 24th in three-point field goal percentage (49.3). Tamika Stukes is eighth in the NCAA in steals (4.2) and eighth in the WAC in assists (4.2). Sophomore 5-11 guard/forward Sonya Bryant is second on the team with an average of 11.2 points per game. Freshman 6-0 guard Jennifer Williams leads the Lobos in rebounding (7.5) and is third in scoring (10.8). New Mexico ranks first in the NCAA in scoring defense and has been outscoring the opposition 71.7 to 51.4 points per game to rank 12th in the nation in scoring margin. The Lobos are shooting 42.7 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from three-point range and 67.5 percent from the free throw line.

NEW MEXICO HEAD COACH DON FLANNAGAN... took a 42-27 career record in three seasons as a collegiate head coach into Thursday's game at BYU. He guided the Lobos to a 18-10 record last season. Flannagan, a former high school coaching legend in New Mexico, guided Eldorado to 11 state championships and posted a 401-13 record in 16 years.

SERIES NOTES: Utah leads the all-time series with New Mexico, 31-6, and has won all 19 games played in Salt Lake City. The Utes have won 12 of the last 13 meetings overall. New Mexico's last win against Utah was a 55-53 victory on March 8, 1996 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.

LAST MEETING: After defeating New Mexico, 53-49, in overtime in front of over 17,000 fans at The Pit in last season's first meeting on Jan. 4, the Utes didn't need any last-minute heroics the second time around. Utah took care of the Lobos, 64-42, on Jan. 30 in the Huntsman Center. The Utes made 26 free throws while UNM attempted just nine. The Utes opened the game with a 12-3 run. The lead grew to 16 points (31-15) after a three-pointer by Julie Krommenhoek, who had a game-high 16 points, with 29 seconds left in the first half.

UTAH TEAM NOTES

RECORD-SETTING START TO SEASON: Utah, 9-0 following its 71-45 win over Idaho on Monday night, is off to the best start in school history. The Utes' previous all-time best start was 6-0 during the 1976-77 season. Utah went 5-0 to begin the 1988-89 campaign.

UTES FIRST WIN OVER RANKED TEAM IN TWO YEARS: Utah's win over then-No. 24 Arkansas on Dec. 21 was its first victory over a nationally-ranked team since downing 14th ranked Western Kentucky, 83-77, on Nov. 27, 1995.

HOME SWEET HOME: Utah has won all three of its home games this season and five in a row dating back to last season. The Utes' last loss at the Jon M. Huntsman Center was on Feb. 8 to Colorado State, 79-68, in triple overtime. The Utes have won 33 of last 34 home games since a loss to Western Athletic Conference rival San Diego State on Jan. 12, 1995.

GAME #9 RECAP: Julie Krommenhoek scored a game-high 22 points, and Alli Bills dished out a season-high 12 assists on Monday night as 25th-ranked Utah blew out Idaho, 71-45, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah improved to 9-0, continuing the best start in school history after an eight-day Holiday break. Idaho fell to 3-8.

Krommenhoek, who had 14 points in the second half, went 9-for- 17 from the field. Bills added eight points and five rebounds. Kristi Rose had nine points and four boards. Amy Alcorn, Amy Ewert and Kristina Anderson each added seven points. Utah outshot Idaho 57.1 to 34.0 percent from the field for the game. The Utes outscored the Vandals 42-22 in the second half, shooting 63.6 from the field and 42.9 percent (3-for-7) from three- point range. The Utes also had a 33 to 30 edge on the boards, and posted 19 assists and 12 steals.

Leading 29-23 at halftime, Utah scored the first eight points of the second half, thanks in part to two three-pointers by Krommenhoek in the first minute and a half. The Utes went on a 23-10 run in the first eight and a half minutes to pull out to a 52-33 lead.

HEAD COACH ELAINE ELLIOTT... is the winningest coach in Utah women's basketball history. Elliott, now in her 15th season as Utah's head coach after spending four years as an assistant coach at the U., could record her 300th career victory this season. Elliott has 290-127 career record and a 138-38 mark in conference games entering this weekend. Her number of career wins and winning percentage (.695) is the best of any coach in the Western Athletic Conference. Her coaching tenure is also the longest among the league coaches. She has had nine 20-win seasons and three 19-win campaigns, averaging 20 wins in the 14 previous years at the U. Elliott was named the WAC Mountain Division Coach of the Year last season after guiding Utah to the Mountain Division title. Utah won the WAC regular-season title under Elliott in 1995-96 and the WAC Tournament championship in 1995. Elliott has coached teams to a total of four regular-season conference crowns (1986, 87, 89, 96), one divisional title (1997) and four league tournament championships (1989, 90, 91, 94). Seven of her teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament (1986, 89, 90, 91, 95, 96, 97).

ELLIOTT ELABORATES: On the Idaho game - "The first 20 minutes of the game we got beat on the boards and didn't respond to the physical game Idaho was playing. We got complacent and we just didn't respond. The last 20 minutes of play was night and day. We had some nice play from our freshmen off the bench."

On earning a Top 25 ranking - "It's been a long time coming. Just because we are ranked now doesn't mean that I think the polling system works any better than it did before. But, I'm very glad that we're finally in and we will use it just like everyone else. This is a nice thing for our program and these kids."

KROMMENHOEK CLOSING IN ON SECOND PLACE IN CAREER SCORING: Senior guard Julie Krommenhoek continues to climb the Utah and Western Athletic Conference career charts, solidifying herself as one of the all-time best players in both school and conference history. With 1,733 points, Krommenhoek is in third place in career scoring at Utah. She needs just 28 points to take over second place and 342 more to take over the career scoring mark. She is tied for third place in the WAC in career scoring entering this weekend, needing 50 points to take over second place and 115 more to claim the top spot.

Krommenhoek already tops the Utah and WAC career charts for three-point field goals made (294) and attempted (680), and owns the top three single-season marks in both three-point categories. She set school and conference single-season records last season with 103 three-pointers made and 233 attempted. The American Fork, Utah, native has also already set the all-time steals mark at Utah (215) and ranks fifth in the WAC.

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Julie Krommenhoek.

KROMMENHOEK SHOOTING FOR ALL-AMERICA HONORS ONCE AGAIN: Julie Krommenhoek, a Kodak honorable mention All-American the past two seasons and a District VII All-American in '94-95, is once again one of the top players in the country in '97-98. Through the first nine games, Krommenhoek has already had five 20-point games. She missed her career high by two with a season-best 33 points against No. 24 Arkansas on Dec. 21, going 11-for-19 from the field and 6-for-9 from three-point range. She also had 29 points at Idaho State on Dec. 9. and tossed in 25 against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Dec. 5. Krommenhoek has scored in double figures in every game, averaging 3.3 three-pointers per game to rank eighth in the nation. She is also shooting 42.3 percent from behind the arc.

BILLS BREAKS UTAH CAREER ASSISTS RECORD: Senior point guard Alli Bills became the Utes' all-time leader in assists, dishing out 10 against Kansas State on Dec. 6 in the championship game of the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic. Bills now has 481 career assists in essentially two and a two-thirds seasons after missing the last 20 games of her sophomore year with a torn ACL. She took over first place from Karen Alcorn (1988-92), who had 440 career assists. Bills is averaging 9.0 assists over nine games this season to rank second in the NCAA.

The Sandy, Utah, native ranks second in the Western Athletic Conference in career assists entering this weekend, needing 37 more to take over the top spot from Dee Dee Dominguez of Colorado State (1993-96).

Bills also owns two of the top three single-season assists totals in school history. She dished out 160 assists, the third-most in the Utah record books, as a freshman in 1994-95. Bills ranked first in the nation with 7.6 assists per game in 1996-97, recording a school record 213 on the season.

BILLS CONTENDING FOR POSTSEASON AWARDS: Alli Bills has has a solid first one-third of her final season as a Ute. Bills has posted three double-doubles, most recently getting 11 points and 10 assists against No. 24 Arkansas on Dec. 21. She also posted 15 points and 11 assists against UC Irvine on Nov. 28 and 10 points and 10 assists, to go along with seven rebounds, against Kansas State on Dec. 6. Bills has scored in double figures in seven of the first nine games. She has had double-figure assists in four games and posted a season-high 12 against Idaho on Dec. 29.

Bills, who was named to the Western Athletic Conference all-defensive team in 1996-97, posted 10 assists or more seven times last season. She had her first career triple-double against Colorado State on Feb. 26, with 13 points, a career-best 14 rebounds and 10 assists.

UTES UPEND TWO NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS FROM A YEAR AGO: Utah's non-conference schedule was highlighted by two match-ups against NCAA Tournament teams from last year. Utah defeated Kansas State, 68-57, on Dec. 6 in the championship game of KSU's tournament. The Wildcats, members of the Big 12 Conference, were a 10th seed in the NCAA East Region last year with a 19-11 record. Utah also beat Montana, 65-52, on Dec. 13 in Missoula, Mont. The Lady Griz earned a ninth seed in the NCAA West Region last season with a 25-3 record.

UTAH PREDICTED TO WIN WAC: In a preseason poll of the Western Athletic Conference coaches, Utah was selected as the favorite to win the Mountain Division for the second-consecutive year and capture the WAC championship.

Utah collected 12 of the 16 first-place votes and 117 points in being predicted to win the division. The Utes garnered 11 of the 16 votes as the favorites to win the WAC Tournament championship game over Colorado State (3 votes) and Hawai'i (2).

Colorado State was picked to finish second in the Mountain Division, collecting 108 points and the remaining four first-place votes. The coaches picked New Mexico to place third (90 points), followed by Brigham Young (77), Wyoming (65), UTEP (50), UNLV (39) and Air Force (22).

Hawai'i was chosen as the preseason favorite in the Pacific Division with 110 points and 10 first-place votes. The remainder of the Pacific Division was predicted as follows: San Diego State (100), Rice (95), SMU (86), TCU (68), Fresno State (50), San Jose State (31) and Tulsa (28).

This season the WAC schedule with feature a 14-game format. Each school will play a cross-over series with a team from the other division--Rice in Utah's case--but the two games will not count in the WAC standings as opposed to last year. The 1998 WAC Tournament will feature 12 teams--the top six from each division--and will be contested March 2-7 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

WAC'S TOP PROGRAM: Utah, in its 24th season, is the most successful program in the history of the Western Athletic Conference. The U.'s 476-191 (.713) overall record, 76-22 (.776) mark in league games and eight NCAA Tournament appearances are all top marks in the WAC. Utah's two conference championships, including the 1997 Mountain Division title, rank second to San Diego State's three WAC titles.

EUROPEAN VACATION: Utah got a head start on the 1997-98 season by playing five games against European professional teams during a 10-day trip to France and Switzerland last summer. The Utes went 4-1 on the tour. The team left for France on Aug. 15, spent the first four days in Paris, toured Switzerland for three days and went to Nice, France, for the last three days of the trip before returning home on Sept. 5. Senior Julie Krommenhoek averaged 18 points a game to lead the team in scoring. Sophomore 6-2 center Kristi Rose averaged 15 points and 15 rebounds a game.

UTAH ON TELEVISION: The Utes will make at least three appearances on television this season. Utah game with Colorado State on Jan. 18 at 2:00 p.m. (MST) will be televised regionally on Fox Sports Net. The contest is part of an eight-game Western Athletic Conference Game of the Week package--the first of its kind in conference history. Fox Sports Net will also televise the WAC Championship game on March 7 tape-delayed at 6:00 p.m. (MST).

Utah will also make at least two appearances on local television. The Utah/Brigham Young game on Jan. 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center will be televised by KJZZ-TV (Ch. 14, TCI 3). KJZZ is also tentatively scheduled to telecast either the Utes' quarterfinal or semifinal game in the WAC Tournament on March 4 or 6. The Utah/Brigham Young game in Provo, Utah, on Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m will be televised by KBYU-TV (Ch. 11).

UTES ON RADIO: Once again this season, KALL-910 AM in Salt Lake City will be the radio home for Ute women's basketball. All of the remaining regular-season games and all postseason contests will be carried live or tape delayed when they conflict with Utah men's games. KALL-910 AM Sports Director Brad Stone and Utah Assistant Sports Information Director Mike Lageschulte will share the play-by-play duties. Former Ute Reggie Wright-Jewkes will be the analyst for home games and select road games.

NCAA INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL RANKINGS (Released Dec. 16):
* National Statistics will be released again on Jan. 6.
Scoring Julie Krommenhoek   45th (19.4)
Assists Alli Bills          2nd (8.4)
3-Point Field Goals Julie Krommenhoek   8th (3.1)
NCAA TEAM STATISTICAL RANKINGS (Released Dec. 16):
* National Statistics will be released again on Jan. 6.
Scoring Defense         4th (52.6)
Free Throw Percentage   9th (75.7)
3-Point FG Percentage   19th (39.2)
WAC TEAM STATISTICAL RANKINGS (Released Dec. 22):
Scoring 7th         (71.0)          Rebounds    14th (37.1)
Scoring Defense 3rd (54.0)          Opponents' Rebounds 1st (34.1)
Scoring Margin  6th (3.0)           Rebound Margin  6th (3.0)
Field Goal Percentage   2nd (45.9)  Blocks  5th (2.9)
Field Goal Pct. Defense 3rd (37.0)  Steals  11th (9.6)
3-Point FG Percentage   1st (40.9)  Turnover Margin 4th (-4.4)
3-Point FG Per Game 4th (5.9)       Free Throw Percentage   1st (74.6)  
STANDINGS
(As of Dec. 23)
Mountain Division   WAC Pct.    Overall Pct.
1.  Utah            0-0 ---     8-0     1.00
    Colorado State  0-0 ---     8-0     1.00
3.  New Mexico      0-0 ---     9-2     .818
4.  UTEP            0-0 ---     5-4     .556
    Brigham Young   0-0 ---     5-4     .556
6.  Air Force       0-0 ---     5-5     .500
7.  Wyoming         0-0 ---     3-6     .333
8.  UNLV            0-0 ---     0-9     .000

Pacific Division    WAC Pct.    Overall Pct.
1.  Hawai'i         0-0 ---     8-1 .889
2.  TCU             0-0 ---     8-2 .800
3.  SMU             0-0 ---     7-2 .778       
    Rice            0-0 ---     7-2 .778
5.  Fresno State    0-0 ---     5-5 .500
6.  San Jose State  0-0 ---     4-5 .444
7.  San Diego State 0-0 ---     3-5 .375
8.  Tulsa           0-0 ---     3-5 .375

THIS WEEK

UTEP Probable Starters
G - 12  Brenda Atwater      5-6 Jr. Rock Island, Ill.   9.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg
G - 22  Michelle Montoya    5-3 Sr. El Paso, Texas      4.7 ppg, 2.9 apg
C - 24  Kanequa Chancellor  6-1 Sr. Dallas, Texas       12.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg
F - 32  Kiana Taylor        6-0 Sr. Dallas, Texas       17.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg
F - 40  DaTechia Specht     6-1 Jr. Houston, Texas      5.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg

NEW MEXICO Probable Starters
G - 14  Tamika Stukes       5-3     Sr. Avondale, Ariz.     6.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg
G - 23  Sonya Bryant        5-11    So. Westminster, Calif. 11.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg
C - 31  Anitia Vuletic      6-3     Sr. Zagreb, Croatia     4.6 rpg, 4.2 rpg
F - 24  Abby Garcheck       6-0     Sr. Racine, Wis.        21.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg
F - 42  Jennifer Williams   6-0     Sr. Spokane, Wash.      10.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg
AMY ALCORN - 11

Started all nine games ... first start of her career against Weber State on Nov. 21 ... season-high 7 points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3pt. FG) in 19 minutes against Idaho ... 4 points (2-3 FG) and 3 assists in 27 minutes against UC Irvine ... scored 6 points (2-3 FG) and had 1 rebound in 18 minutes versus Bradley ... 3 points (1-4 3pt. FG) and 2 assists is 26 minutes at Montana ... 2 points, 2 assists and 1 board against Kansas State.

LAURA ROSS ALLEN - 35

Played in all nine games ... season-high 11 points (5-7 FG) and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes at Montana ... 10 points on 4-for-6 field goal shooting and 3 boards in 17 minutes in the season opener at Weber State ... 6 points (3-5 FG), 3 rebounds and 3 steals in 24 minutes against Idaho ... 8 boards and 4 points in 20 minutes against Wisconsin-Green Bay ... 6 points (3-5 FG) and 4 rebounds at Kansas State ... 4 points and 6 rebounds in a season-high 23 minutes against UC Irvine.

KRISTINA ANDERSON - 21

Played in six games ... career-high 7 points, going 3-for-5 from the field and 1-for-3 from three-point range, with 2 rebounds in 9 minutes against Idaho ... season-high 10 minutes against Bradley, grabbing a career-best 4 boards and scoring 1 point (1-3 FT) ... 2 points (1-2 FG) and 1 rebound in 3 minutes against Weber State.

ALLI BILLS - 10

Started all nine games ... season-high 12 assists, 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals against Idaho ... went 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 at the free throw line versus the Vandals ... double-double with 11 points and 10 assists in 39 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas on Dec. 21 ... broke Utah all-time assists record with 10 against Kansas State on Dec. 6 ... also had 10 points (4-7 FG) and 7 rebounds in 37 minutes against KSU to post a double-double ... 9 assists, 3 steals and 3 points in a season-high 39 minutes against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Dec. 5 ... named to the all-tournament team of Kansas State's Commerce Bank-Wildcat Classic (Dec. 5-6) ... 12 points (2-5 3pt. FG), 9 boards, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in a season-high 40 minutes at Montana ... double-double with a season-high 15 points and 11 assists, as well as 3 rebounds in 32 minutes against UC Irvine ... went 5-for-6 from the field, 3-for-3 from three-point range and 2-for-2 from the free throw line against UCI ... 13 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds at Idaho State ... 15 points (3-3 3pt. FG), 8 assists and 4 rebounds against Bradley ... 14 points, 7 assists and 5 steals in 35 minutes against Weber State.

AMY EWERT - 24

Played in all nine games ... career-high 7 points (2-3 FG) and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes against Idaho ... 4 points (2-2 FG) and 2 assists in a season-high 22 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas ... 3 points and 3 rebounds in 9 minutes against Wisconsin-Green Bay ... 4 assists, 3 rebounds in 14 minutes at Montana ... 2 points and 3 rebounds in 20 minutes at Idaho State ... scored 2 points (2-2 FT) and 2 rebounds in 11 minutes against Bradley ... 2 points and a season-high 4 rebounds in 12 minutes at Weber State.

TIANA FUERTES - 22

Has played in eight games ... 6 points (6-8 FT) and 1 assist in 9 minutes at Weber State ... 4 points (1-3 FG) and 4 assists in 11 minutes against Bradley ... made a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer against Kansas State.

JULIE KROMMENHOEK - 33

Started all nine games ... double-figures in points in all nine games ... five 20-point games ... 22 points (9-17 FG) in 34 minutes against Idaho ... named WAC Mountain Division Player of the Week on Dec. 22 after scoring a season-high 33 points in Utah's win over No. 24 Arkansas ... went 11-for-19 from the field, 6-for-9 from three-point range and 5-for-5 at the line in 40 minutes against the Lady Razorbacks ... 29 points, going 10-for-22 from the field and 4-for-9 from three-point range in 38 minutes at Idaho State ... also had a career-high 6 steals, 6 rebounds and 5 assists against the Bengals ... named the MVP of the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic (Dec. 5-6) ... averaged 20.5 points 3.5 steals and shot 40 percent (8-10) from three-point range against Wisconsin-Green Bay and Kansas State ... 25 points (8-21 FG, 4-10 3pt. FG) and 3 steals against UWGB ... 16 points, 4 assists and 4 steals against KSU ... 24 points (9-17 FG, 6-9 3pt. FG) and 3 assists in 30 minutes against Bradley ... set JMHC single-game record for three-pointers made against BU ... 15 points (5-11 FG) and 3 assists at Montana in a season-high 40 minutes ... 16 points in 38 minutes against UC Irvine.

LORI RED - 32

Has missed the last eight games due to injury ... played in the season opener at Weber State, scoring 6 points (2-4 FG) in 14 minutes.

ReSHAWNDA RICHARDSON - 25

Has played in five games ... 4 points (1-3 FG), 4 assists and 1 rebound in 7 minutes against Bradley ... 2 points and 1 rebound in 6 minutes against Idaho.

KRISTI ROSE - 44

Has started all nine games ... season-high 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3pt. FG), 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in 26 minutes against Kansas State on Dec. 6 ... 12 points and 7 boards against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Dec. 5 ... in first collegiate start at Weber State, had 13 points (6-13 FG), 7 rebounds and 2 assists in a season-high 35 minutes ... 11 boards, 3 blocked shots and 6 points at Idaho State ... 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes against Idaho ... 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in 30 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas.

ROSIE SHELLEY - 14

Played against Bradley ... 1 point, 1 rebound and 1 assist in 2 minutes versus BU.

LINDSAY SODJA - 15
Has played in five games off the bench ... scored a season-high 11 points (5-6 FG), and had 3 steals and 2 rebounds in 9 minutes against Bradley ... 2 points in 7 minutes at Weber State. ANGIE THILL - 42

Has started all nine games ... injured her left knee early in the second half against Idaho ... left the game with 2 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes ... career-high 23 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 3pt. FG, 5-7 FT) and 8 rebounds in 27 minutes against UC Irvine ... 21 points (9-for-14 FG) and 7 rebounds in 23 minutes at Idaho State ... 18 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3pt. FG) and 8 rebounds in season-high 34 minutes at Montana ... first double-double in three seasons with 15 points (6-9 FG) and a career-best tying 12 rebounds in 22 minutes against Bradley ... career-best 12 rebounds in 28 minutes at Weber State ... double-double with 10 points (5-9 FG) and 10 rebounds in a career-best 37 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas ... 16 points (4-6 FT) and 6 rebounds in 33 minutes against Kansas State ... 14 points (6-6 FT) and 6 rebounds against Wisconsin-Green Bay.

JANNA WHITMAN - 30

Has played in four games ... 1 point (1-2 FT) in 1 minute against Idaho ... 1 board and 1 steal in 5 minutes against Bradley.

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