It’s been a cracking start to the 2017-18 season for the Everett Community College women’s basketball team. The Trojans are 9-1, won their own preseason tournament (the Everett Classic) for the first time ever, and were ranked No. 3 in the initial Northwest Athletic Conference Coaches Poll.
And those numbers don’t tell the whole story. Among the accomplishments so far this season:
– Sophomore forward Uju Chibuogwu set a new single-game school scoring record with 45 points in Everett’s 100-74 victory over Clark on Sunday.
– Sophomore forward Alexis Biggerstaff was named both the MVP of the Everett Classic and the NWAC women’s Basketball Player of the Week for averaging 21.7 points during the tournament held Dec. 8-10.
– Freshman guard Ashley Bierer posted a triple-double (10 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) in Everett’s 91-86 victory over Big Bend on Dec. 8.
– Everett defeated defending NWAC champion Spokane 76-62 on Dec. 10.
– All of this has been accomplished largely without sophomore guard Aloha Salem, a transfer from Centralia who became eligible the past weekend.
Everett coach Chet Hovde says this team has the potential to be the best he’s coached during his 40 years with the Trojans. Here are the stats of the players who are averaging at least 10 minutes per game (stats per game):