Pluminator in action v. Ducks w/out Sabrina Ionescu (broken thumb) and Maite Cazorla (foot)? She jammed: Kelsey scores 44 as Washington Huskies down Ducks , 99-77
Speaking of the Ducks: following in Jessica Moore’s footsteps, Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard turning heads in Lower 48
It’s much easier for Ruthy Hebard to get recognized for her skills now that she’s at Oregon.
The Ducks freshman forward grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Also, Migrating Duck: Freshman Jayde Woods leaves Oregon.
OSU may prove to be a major player on the national scene before the dust settles on the 2016-17 campaign, but the non-conference schedule proved little.
The Beavers have yet to play a ranked opponent and Marquette, which is the best team they have played so far, upset OSU on Nov. 22 in Corvallis.
Friday’s win didn’t come easy.
Robinson’s gunshot trauma is the latest in a string of issues the team has dealt with so far this season. Senior forward Jordan Frericks and junior forward Bri Porter both suffered season-ending ACL injuries in preseason.
Bri Porter’s younger sister, sophomore forward Cierra Porter, has been dealing with her own knee pain this year, while sophomore guard Sophie Cunningham has been dealing with a bulged disc in her back.
No longer undefeated – Buffalo falls to Harvard, 74-62. Again, Harvard in the Ivy this year.
“This win means so much to our team,” freshman forward Jeannie Boehm said. “It proves that all of our hard work has payed off. I think we’re super confident going into conference play now, and we all feel very ready and excited.”
So, is Marquette the new boss in the New Big East?
Fun (successful) experiment with the Seton Hall/St. John’s game. Pirates win.
Alex Montgomery didn’t need to reach the WNBA to teach some of these drills.
She told her players to line up across the baseline. It was for a drill she has performed thousands of times in her own playing career.
“Everybody knows what a sprint is, right?” she asked.
Their answers were inaudible. Montgomery cupped her hand around her ear and leaned the side of her head in their direction for a more understandable response.
“Yes, coach,” they yelled.
Then she blew her whistle.
“I feel like because I am in the WNBA I am a role model,” Powers said. “For me, I had girls I looked up to when I was growing up.
NBA players use the summer to develop their games. WNBA players are in a paradox of sorts. The WNBA itself is the best professional women’s league in the world, but they only play during the summer. During the winter and fall, most players go to Europe, Asia, or Australia to play where they work to expand their skill sets.Earlier, we talked about the challenges of evaluating international talent. So now, let’s check up on how the players are doing as we head into 2017.
Elizabeth Williams wants to go to medical school. She followed the pre-medicine track at Duke, majoring in psychology and interning at the university’s hospital before her senior year. Her father is a doctor and her mother is a nurse.But for Williams, the medical field will have to wait for now. The former Princess Anne star is playing her second year as a professional, suiting up for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and a EuroLeague team, Nadezhda, that plays in the Russian city of Orenburg.