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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Basketball team opens up Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Play Wednesday night as they travel to take on the University of La Verne.
Whittier College @ University of La Verne
Wednesday, November 28 – 7:00pm
Sports Pavilion (1950 3rd Street, La Verne, CA 91750) (Directions)
Entrance to the game is FREE
Livestats - https://portal.stretchinternet.com/laverne/
WC Coming into the Game
Whittier currently rides a three game winning streak with wins over Linfield (58-50), Pacific (64-62 OT), and Colorado College (55-43). Their most recent game was an exhibition contest against Division I Cal State Bakersfield where they fell 74-46. The 3-0 start is the best for the Women's Basketball program under the helm of Head Coach Roy Dow.
ULV Coming into the Game
La Verne who is led by second year Head Coach Jason Pruitt is currently on a two-game losing skid. They are 2-3 on the season with losses coming against Utah Valley (86-79), Colorado College (82-75), and Bethesda University (73-67). Their two wins were against College of Idaho (80-76) and Pacific Union (85-80).
Head to Head (Past Five Years)
Whittier currently holds a 6-4 advantage over La Verne over the last five years. Under Coach Dow, the Poets are 3-1.
By the Numbers
Whittier – Averaging 59 points per game, shooting 37% from the field, 22% from three-point territory and 71% from the free throw line. They are hauling in 38.7 rebounds per game, dishing out 10 assists per game and picking up 11 steals per game. They are holding opponents to a 35% clip from the field and 23% from behind the arc. They are also giving up just 52 points per game.
La Verne – Over their five games they are averaging 77.2 points per game as they again prove to be a run and gun offense for the third straight year. They are shooting 42% from the field and 35% from three-point territory. They haul in 35 rebounds per game and collect nine assists per game. They put up 63 field goal attempts and 25 three-point attempts per game. On defense they are surrendering 79.4 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot 50% from the field and 41% from three-point territory.
2018-19 WC Impact Players
PG – Teani White (33 Points, 11.0 PPG 46% Shooting, 83% Free Throw Line, 20 Rebounds, 8 Steals)
G – Cali Cubel (45 Points, 15.0 PPG, 48% Shooting, 82% Free Throw Line, 7 Assists, 11 Steals)
G – Laura Stroud (24 Points, 8.0 PPG, 40% Shooting, 24 Rebounds, 9 Assists, 4 Steals)
G - Zaria Branch (13 Points, 4.3 PPG, 36% Shooting, 12 Rebounds)
F – Monica Hanna (28 Points, 9.3 PPG, 36% Shooting, 16 Rebounds, 4 Blocks)
2018-19 ULV Impact Players
G – Angie Steel (11.3 PPG, 45 Points, 43% Shooting, 22 Rebounds, 3 Steals, 2 Blocks)
PG – Clarissa Perez (18.3 PPG, 55 Points, 29% Shooting, 9 Rebounds, 9 Assists, 5 Steals, 2 Blocks)
G – Monica Garcia Silva (15.0 PPG, 45 Points, 52% Shooting, 20 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 4 Steals)
G – Jazzlyn Johnson (12.8 PPG, 51 Points, 44% Shooting, 19 Rebounds, 16 Assists, 6 Steals)
G – Bailey Kurahashi (12.8 PPG, 51 Points, 28% Shooting, 5 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 3 Steals)
Whittier – No. 0 Teani White (Burbank, Calif.), No. 4 Cali Cubel (Oceanside, Calif.), No. 20 Laura Stroud (Ann Arbor, MI), No. 22 Mia Maglinte (Roseville, Calif.), No. 23 Monica Hanna (Bellflower, Calif.)
La Verne – No. 32 Destinee Garr (Diamond Bar, Calif.), No. 33 Brittany McDaniel (Carson, Calif.), No. 3 Clarissa Perez (Los Angeles, Calif.), No. 5 Jazzlyn Johnson (Fontana, Calif.), No. 34 Monica Garcia Silva (Los Angeles, Calif.)