Wildcat Women Rout Regis, 96-60Posted: Updated:
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Four Central Washington players scored in double figures, and the Wildcats held a commanding 48-24 rebounding advantage, in posting a convincing 96-60 women's basketball victory over Regis University in day two action at the Sodexho Tip-Off Classic at Brougham Pavilion on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the season, posting their largest win against a Division II opponent since a 35-point win over Chaminade last year. Regis finished the tournament at 0-2.
Senior Hanna Hull (Pateros, Wash.) led the Wildcats in scoring for the second straight game, scoring 15 points, while Brooke Fernandez (Castle Rock, Wash.) added a career-high 14 as part of a balanced offensive game for Central. All 12 CWU players in uniform played and scored at least two points.
Central never trailed in Saturday's contest, and the Wildcats were tied just once -- at 2-2 in the opening minutes. The Wildcats obtained their first double-digit lead at the 13:02 mark on a three-pointer by Hull, and they led 47-28 at halftime after shooting 61.3 percent on 19 of 31 in the opening stanza.
The second half was more of the same for Central, which took a 20-point lead in the first 15 seconds and eventually pushed the lead to as many as 39 with less than two minutes remaining in posting the easy victory over the Rangers.
Redshirt freshman Jenn Jacobs (Bremerton, Wash.) had the first double-digit scoring game of her career with 11 points off the bench, while senior starter Kristina Klapperich (Wasilla, Alaska/Colony HS) added 10 points. Sophomore Shaina Afoa (Anchorage, Alaska/Service HS) just missed a double-double with nine points and a team-high nine rebounds.
Regis had two players with 10 or more points -- Stevi Seitz and Paulina Tuell -- with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Central Washington will return to action one week from Sunday, hosting Cascade College on Nov. 25 in the Wildcats' home opener.