Women's Basketball Weekly Release
Jan. 21, 2002
This Week's Action
North Dakota St. (13-4, 6-3) Fri., Jan. 25, 2002 Butler-Hancock Hall (4,500) Greeley, Colo. * 6 p.m. 1310-AM KFKA (Mike Rice)
North Dakota (14-3, 6-3) Sat., Jan. 26, 2002 Butler-Hancock Hall (4,500) Greeley, Colo. * 6 p.m. 1310-AM KFKA (Mike Rice)
Northern Colorado Probable Starters No. Player Hgt. Pos. Yr. Hometown (Previous School) PPG RPG 42 Jill Fadenrecht 6-2 F Jr. Longmont, Colo. (Skyline) 7.8 8.6 51 Missy Borell 6-1 C Jr. Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi) 18.9 7.8 30 Kayla Flavin 5-7 G Fr. Sanford, Colo. (Sanford) 6.3 1.8 22 Jessica Johnson 5-8 G Jr. Troy, Idaho (Walla Walla CC) 11.6 2.4 20 Julie Bentson 5-7 G Sr. Fargo, N.D. (Fargo South) 7.8 1.9
North Dakota State Probable Starters No. Player Hgt. Pos. Yr. Hometown PPG RPG 31 Beth Bue 6-0 F Jr. Austin, Minn. 8.5 4.6 33 Angela Mayo 6-2 F Jr. Elk River, Minn. 10.4 6.0 44 Janna Davis 6-3 C So. Fergus Falls, Minn. 9.4 7.2 04 Donni Luecke 5-8 G Sr. Sioux Falls, S.D. 5.5 2.8 40 Angie Froehlich 5-9 G So. Algona, Iowa 11.4 4.9
North Dakota Probable Starters No. Player Hgt. Pos. Yr. Hometown PPG RPG 21 Marisa Leighton 6-0 F So. Minnetonka, Minn. 10.5 5.1 22 Becky Moen 5-11 F Jr. Morris, Minn. 22.7 5.5 44 Jenny Boll 6-1 C Jr. Crookston, Minn. 17.9 7.3 01 Mary Perrizo 5-10 G So. Mandan, N.D. 8.5 3.8 23 Megan Pick 5-7 G Jr. Annandale, Minn. 2.6 1.6
The Week Ahead: The UNC women's basketball squad (9-8 overall, 5-4 North Central Conference) is one game out of first place in the NCC. The Bears will battle North Dakota State on Friday and then take on North Dakota on Saturday. UNC lost to both NDSU (65-55) and UND (83-60) when the teams hooked up earlier in the season.
UNC Basketball Show: Be sure to head to Jackson's All-American Grille on Monday nights to hear the UNC Basketball Show hosted by KFKA's Mike Rice. The program begins at 6 p.m. each Monday and lasts until 7 p.m. The show will also be broadcast on KFKA (1310-AM) radio.
Bears On The Radio: All UNC women's basketball games will be broadcast live on KFKA-AM (1310). Mike Rice, "The Voice of the Bears", will call all of the play-by-play action. Tune into KFKA 20 minutes prior to tip-off to listen to Bear Warmup hosted by Rice.
Jacks Spoil Bears' Home Court Advantage: The No. 6-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits ended the Bears' nine-game winning streak on Saturday in Butler-Hancock Hall. The nine-game home-court streak was the Bears' longest since 1998. The 96-97 and 97-98 Bears won 16 home games in a row to set the UNC all-time record.
Fleeting First-Place Moment: The UNC women's basketball squad spent Friday night in first-place in the North Central Conference. However, the time at the top was brief as the Bears lost to South Dakota State on Saturday night to fall into fifth place overall, despite being only one game out of first place.
Borell Reaches 1,000-Pt./500-Rb. Club: Borell became the Bears' fourth player ever to reach the 1,000-point/500-rebound club last week. Borell has scored 1,098 points and grabbed 546 career rebounds. The three other Bears to reach the same plateau include: Trish Williamson, Shelley Lindstrom and Sandy Dorn. Borell ranks 8th all-time on the UNC scoring list and 11th on the rebounding list. She needs one more rebound to move into the top-10.
Stepping It Up in the NCC: Missy Borell is leading the way for the Bears since the onset of North Central Conference action. Borell is averaging 22.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in league action, which is 3.8 more points and 0.5 more rebounds than her overall season average.
Whitlock Provides a Spark Off the Bench: Freshman guard Amber Whitlock, who had a career-high last week, upped her career-best again this weekend with her first collegiate double-digit scoring game. Whitlock scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds in Saturday's setback to the No. 6-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
Bears in NCC Stats: Junior forward Jill Fadenrecht leads the league in blocked shots with 47 (2.76 per game). Missy Borell ranks third in field goal percentage (58.0 percent), third in blocked shots (1.47) and fourth in the league in scoring (18.9 points per game) Fadenrecht ranks 6th in rebounding (8.6/game) and Borell is right behind her in the 8th spot (7.8/game). Freshman Kayla Flavin is tied for 3rd in the league in three-point field goal percentage (47.2 percent). Junior Jessica Johnson ranks 14th in the league in scoring at 11.6 points per game.
Fadenrecht & Borell Swat Shots Left & Right: Junior Jill Fadenrecht has taken over the team lead in blocked shots this year with 47 blocked shots. Fadenrecht has tallied 108 career blocks and is second on the UNC all-time list. Junior center Missy Borell has 25 blocked shots this season and she also has 99 career blocks. Fadenrecht and Borell trail only Jennifer Sullivan, who swatted 120 shots from 1992-94. Fadenrecht's 47 blocks this season ranks as the third-highest single-season total for a UNC player.
Head Coach Ron Vlasin: A UNC alum, Ron Vlasin is a legendary boys high school basketball coach in the state of Colorado. Most recently, he coached 12 years at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, where his teams were consistently among the best in the state. Last year's squad posted an 18-4 mark before falling to Denver East in the state tourney. Prior to arriving at Arapahoe, Vlasin coached the Littleton High School boys team for nine seasons. He led Littleton to two state championships and one runnerup finish. While at Littleton, he coached future NBA first round draft selection Brooks Thompson. Vlasin began his coaching career at Merino High School in Sterling where he enjoyed tremendous success. He led Merino to seven state titles, including five straight from 1976-80. Vlasin's name can be found scattered throughout the Colorado High School boys basketball recordbook. He ranks second all-time in the state in coaching victories with 546. His nine state titles is tops among all coaches with Denver Christian's Dick Katte and Greeley Central's Jim Baggott tied for second with five a piece. He also holds Colorado records for state titles at one school (7, Merino) and consecutive state titles (5, Merino).