Mackenzie Argens had 12 points and nine rebounds against SeattleU.
Nov. 18, 2011
Game Notes: UW vs. Cal State Northridge
The Washington women's basketball team (1-1) looks to build off its first win of the season when Cal State Northridge Matadors travels to Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday (2 p.m. PST). The two teams faced each other for the first time last season in Northridge, a comfortable 73-55 victory for Washington.
The Huskies are coming off a win over cross-town rival Seattle U, 72-53. For the Matadors, this will be the fourth game on a week-long road trip. After victories over West Coast Conference foes San Francisco and Loyola Marymount, the Matadors ventured up to Corvallis, Ore. to face their first of two Pac-12 teams Thursday, falling to Oregon State 83-63. Camille Mahlknecht came off the bench to lead CSU-N with 14 points.
For regular season and postseason games, 13-year veteran Steve Sandmeyer handles all play-by-play duties for the Washington Huskies - both home and away - on KKNW 1150AM. Sandmeyer is once again joined by color analyst (and former UW letterwinner) Elise Woodward for home games.
The pregame show for Seattle will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m., on Friday.
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The Huskies earned their first victory of the season and first of the McGuff era at home versus Seattle U on Wednesday.
Mercedes Wetmore scored a career-best 16 points to lead UW to victory against Seattle U.
The Huskies showed depth in the line-up as four players scored 12 or more points.
The Huskies held former Oregon State and current Seattle U star Talisa Rhea to just six points on 3-of-13 shooting and forced eight turnovers.
The Huskies were without four players due to injury in the season opener, including star G Kristi Kingma (torn ACL).
Junior Jeneva Anderson received the first start of her career against SU.
The Huskies honored former letterwinner Melissa Erickson, who is currently battling ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's disease), at halftime on Wednesday.
Other UW Quick Hitters
One game after surrendering 13 3-pointers to UC-Davis, the Huskies limited Seattle U to just 3 treys on Wednesday. In addition, the Redhawks shot a miserly 15.8 percent from deep.
Washington outscored Seattle University's bench, 32-9, on Wednesday. Aminah Williams (12 points) and Mackenzie Argens (12 points) accounted for much of the production from the reserves. Nearly 40 percent of the Huskies points have come from the bench this season.
About Cal State Northridge
Cal State Northridge is located in Northridge, Calif., a northwestern suburb of Los Angeles, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The Matadors play in the Big West Conference.
The Matadors are led by Jason Flowers, who is entering his second season with the team in his first collegiate head coaching position. Last year, the team went just 4-24 and finished ninth in the Big West. Prior to CSU-N, Flowers served as an assistant coach at UC Riverside, helping lead them to an NCAA Tournament berth. He began his collegiate coaching career at Long Beach State as an assistant coach, where he helped coach the team to the 2006 Big West Conference Championship. He also played Division I basketball at both UCLA and UC Irvine.
Senior Jasmine Erving leads the Matadors on offense, averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds in the team's first three games of the season. Freshman Ashlee Guay leads the team with 13 steals and 14 assists in three games. Four players are averaging 10 or more points this season.
Cal State Northridge are averaging 13.7 steals per game, more than double what the Huskies have averaged in two contests.
Series Record: The Huskies face the Matadors for the second time in the second consecutive season. The team's only matchup was in December of last season in Northridge when the Huskies came out victorious, 73-55.
Noteworthy: Sophomore Kaitlyn Petersen transferred to CSU-N from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash ...11 of CSUN's 13 players are from Calif. with nine of the 11 hailing from towns less than 100 miles from Northridge.
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies hit the road for their first games outside of Seattle this season season. On the docket is a journey to the California coast and Santa Barbara. Washington will be facing its third Big West opponent in four games when they take on the Gauchos on Nov. 23 at the Thunderdome. The Gauchos were picked to finish second in the Big West this season, and recently picked up their first win of the year after holding off St. Mary's.