Saturday, March 13, 1999

UC WOMEN'S NOTEBOOK


Slaise held below average

BY ADAM THOMPSON
Enquirer contributor

        AMES, Iowa — Although Madinah Slaise led all Cincinnati players with six assists and five steals, she shot only 3-for-17 and committed seven turnovers.

        The junior guard finished with 12 points, eight below her average.

        “It was just our normal defense,” Oregon guard Shaquala Williams said of the job done on Slaise. “We never change defenses for anyone. She still had a pretty good game, but she probably didn't get the looks she's used to.”

        At the postgame new conference, UC coach Laurie Pirtle had to console Slaise, who could not make it through the first question posed to her.

        Pirtle said: “It's really hard. We're losing three seniors here. We're trying to keep some decorum here.”

        Starters Tonya Kirk, Doris Scott (15 points) and Amber Stocks finished their careers Friday. Scott blocked a shot, giving her 100 in her career, good for third all-time on the Bearcat block list.

Closer to basket
        In the end, the Ducks' size was too much for the Bearcats to handle. No one could stop 6-foot-3 forward Angelina Wolvert, who scored 16 points.

        For the game, 19-of-25 of Oregon's field goals came from seven feet or closer.

Hot and cold
        The two halves of the game were different.

        In the first, both teams could barely miss. Cincinnati shot 46.2 percent and Oregon 61.5 percent.

        But in the second, the shooting took a nose dive. The Bearcats shot just 9-for-31 (29.0 percent) and the Ducks 9-for-26 (34.6 percent).

        In the first half, Oregon dominated on the glass, outrebounding UC 15-8. But amidst all the missed shots, the rebounding evened out in the second. Both teams pulled down 22 rebounds.

       



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