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Bengals celebrating success
Bengals celebrating success

Bengals Head to Ogden for Pivotal Game with Weber State

POCATELLO, Idaho – The surging Idaho State Bengals (7-6, 3-1 BSC) are headed to Ogden, Utah to attempt to grow the five-game win streak against the Weber State Wildcats (7-6, 3-1 BSC) on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1:00 PM in the Dee Events Center.

The game will be telecast on ESPN+ and live stats of the game will be available.

Mark Liptak will be on the call on KISU 91.1.

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Bengal Bites (With Thanks to Mark Liptak)

· The Bengals and the UNC Bears remain the only Big Sky Schools unbeaten at home, the Bengals are 5-0 at Reed gym this season.

· Dora Goles hit a free throw against St. Thomas on 12/11 to become the 21st member of the Idaho State 1,000-point club.

· Tomekia Whitman leads the conference in steals, averaging 2.9 a game. She would need 28 more to break into the ISU single-season top-10 steals list.

· In the game against Park on 11/13/21, Montana Oltrogge passed 500 career points.

· The 109-56 win over park was the 2nd highest scoring game in Bengal history. (first place was a 113-107 win against Weber State in the Big Sky Tournament.)

· The 53-point differential was the fourth highest in program history.

· The Bengals 34 assists were one shy of the overall ISU record (35 vs NAU on 2-15-1992)

· In the game against Missouri, Ellie Smith Passed Grace Kenyon for 9th all-time in career blocks (105 total)

· Ellie Smith is now in sixth place all-time in blocked shots with 117. In fifth place is Michele Grohs with 130 blocks. She played from 22005-2009. Ellie needs to play in four more games for 100 in her career.

· Estefie Ors has scored 1,517 points, she is now fourth all-time. Next up, third on the list, is Mandi Carver with 1,538 points. Carver played from 1998-2002.

· Ors is only the fifth player to score at least 1,500 points in program history.

· With her 33-point game vs. Montana State, Ors became the ninth player under Seton Sobolewski to score 30+ points in a game. It was the 11 th time overall with him as head coach.

· Ors is now in fifth place all-time in made field goals with 526. Next up is Grace Kenyon who hit 555 field goals and played from 2014-2019.

· Ors is just the sixth Bengal player to have at least 500 made field goals in a career.

· Estefie now has 223 made three-point shots in her career the best ever for the program.

· She became the 15th player in ISU WBB history with at least 1,000 points and at least 500 rebounds when she had three boards vs. Toledo in the Cancun Classic.

· Ors is the eighth ISU WBB player with over 2,000 combined points and rebounds.

· Ors also is now at 307 assists which is good for 10th place all-time. In ninth place is Jenna Brown with 308 assists. She played from 2005-2009.

· Estefie has made 242 free throws which is good for 10th all-time. Next up in ninth place is Holly Togiai with 268 made free throws. She played from 1994-1998.

· Estefie has played in 138 games for ISU. That is the all-time program record.

· Dora Goles became the 21 st ISU WBB player to pass 1,000 points in a career when she got 10 at St. Thomas (MN.) She’s scored 1,008 and counting.

· Goles is now in fifth place with 152 made three-point shots. Fourth on the list is Chris Urbanski who made 172 three-pointers in her career which spanned from 1997 through 2001.

· Goles is now ninth all-time in made field goals with 477. Next up is Lindsey Reed at 486. Reed played from 2010-2014.

· She needs two steals to tie for 10th place all-time at 142 with Stacey Nelson who played from 1993-1997 and Grace Kenyon who played from 2014-2019.

· Goles also needs 13 assists to give her 300 for her career.

· Callie Bourne now has 253 assists in her career. She needs to play in one more game for 100 in her career.

· Seton Sobolewski has now coached 414 games.

Rachel was born and raised in Pocatello and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Rachel is a student-athlete on both ISU’s Track and Cross-Country teams. When Rachel isn’t running, she enjoys travelling, sleepy Sundays spent working in coffee shops and adventuring in Idaho’s wilderness. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental policy and public policy theory.