Women's Hoops Back (And Shivering) In Seattle
It took nearly seven hours in the air, but the Washington women's basketball finally made it back home to Seattle late Sunday night.
The grueling travel schedule, which featured almost 5,000 miles of air travel to Florida and back, means the team was given today off to rest their legs and re-acclimate themselves to Pacific time.
For most involved, the flight home was uneventful. Coach Tia Jackson broke down film of the upcoming game against Seattle University, while players watched movies and listened to their iPods. The cold snap in the air gave the players a bit of the shock once they exited Sea-Tac, as most had acclimatized themselves to the warm Floridian air.
The Huskies will get back on track Tuesday morning with weights and practice. Jackson also hopes to gain some clarity on injuries to Laura McLellan (right knee) and Sara Mosiman (shin splints). Both players will be examined by team doctors on Tuesday. Kristi Kingma also tweaked her right ankle during the game against UCF.
In other injury news, Lydia Young had successful surgery over the weekend on the degenerative condition in her knee and is resting comfortably.
Up next are the RedHawks from SeattleU, who are in the second year of their transition to Division I status. The campuses are separated by just three miles, making this the shortest road trip for the Huskies since the teams last played on SU's campus in 1984. The series was renewed last season, with the Huskies thumping the RedHawks, 82-56.
The Connolly Center seats just 1,050 fans, making it the smallest venue the Huskies will play in this season. The Peter W. Stott Center on the campus of Portland State sat 1,500 people.
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