ISU Women's Basketball
Bengals Set for WNIT Matchup with Wyoming
Pocatello, Idaho – The Idaho State women’s basketball team is headed to Laramie, Wy to take on the Wyoming Cowgirls in the first round of the 2022 WNIT Tournament.
Tip is set for Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 PM MT.
The game will be broadcast on the Mountain West Network and can be found by clicking the link above.
Mark Liptak will be on the call on KISU 91.1 and can also be listened to online by following the link above.
Live Stats will also be provided for the competition.
Bengal Bites (With Thanks to Mark Liptak)
· Since the start of the 2015-16 season (seven years) ISU WBB has won to date, 137 games (an average of 19.5 wins per season) That includes two BSC regular season championships, one BSC post season tournament title, an NCAA appearance and (soon to be) two trips to the WNIT.
· Regarding the WNIT this will be the sixth appearance overall by ISU since the start of the new century (2000-2001 season), they also have four trips to the NCAA tournament.
· With the Montana State loss to UNC on 3/4, the Bengals clinched the outright 2021-22 Big Sky Regular Season Championship. The Bengals are the first team to go back to back since MSU in the 2017 season.
· Idaho State beat the University of Idaho 103-68 in Reed Gym on 2/10/21. The 103 points was the 4th time in program history the Bengals defeated a DI program with over 100 points scored and was also the highest amount of points scored against Idaho in program history.
· ISU’s 65-58 win over Montana ensured was their 10th conference win of the 2022 season and marked the sixth straight season with at least 10 conference wins. Sobolewski has now had 10 seasons with at least 10 conference wins in his career.
· 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 needs 5 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)
· The Bengals 24 offensive Rebounds against Carroll College on 12/8/21 set a new team record.
· Against UNC on 1/29 Diaba Konate became the 4th player in ISU WBB history with a 90.9 FG% with 10 made FGs
· With the win over Sacramento State on 2/19/22, the Bengals guaranteed themselves another winning overall season. It marked the 10 th time in 14 years that has happened. They also had one year exactly at .500 for the total season.
· Ellie Smith is now in sixth place all-time in blocked shots with 125. In fifth place is Michele Grohs with 130 blocks. She played from 2005-2009.
· Estefie Ors has scored 1,703 points, she is now second all-time. The program all-time leader is Natalie Doma with 2,296 points. She played from 2004-2008.
· 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 second place all-time in made field goals with 597. The all-time leader is Natalie Doma with 859 made field goals. She played from 2004-2008. She needs three field goals for 600 in her career.
· Ors is just the sixth Bengal player to have at least 500 made field goals in a career.
· Estefie now has 246 made three-point shots in her career the best ever for the program.
· She became the 15 th 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 376 assists which is third all-time. Next up is Staci Brossard with 399. She played from 1984-1988.
· Estefie has made 263 free throws which is good for 10 th all-time. Next up in ninth place is Holly Togiai with 268 made free throws. She played from 1994-1998.
· Estefie is now tied for sixth place in career steals with 153. She’s tied with Chelsea Pickering who played from 2007-2012.
· Estefie has played in 155 games for ISU. That is the all-time program record and Big Sky record.
· Dora Goles became the 21 st ISU WBB player to pass 1,000 points in a career. She’s scored 1,121 and counting. She currently stands at 15 th all-time. Next up with 1,144 points is Nancy Imhoff who played from 1985-1989.
· Goles is now fourth all-time with 173 made three-point shots. In third place is Lindsey Reed, with 175 made three-pointers. She played from 2010-2014.
· Goles is now fifth all-time in made field goals at 512. Next up in fourth place is Grace Kenyon with 555. She played from 2014-2019.
· Goles became the seventh player in ISU WBB history to have at least 500 made field goals
· She is now in seventh place all-time is steals with 157. Nancy Imhoff is next on the list at 164 steals. She played from 1985-1989.
· Tomeika Whitman’s 30-point game at Eastern Washington made her the 10 th different player to have a 30+ point game with Seton as head coach. It has happened 12 times overall since he has been in charge.
· Whitman now has 67 steals this year. That is fourth most in a single season. Next up with 72 steals is Angela Munger who did it twice in the 1998-99 and 1999-00 seasons.
· Montana Oltrogee is now tied for ninth place all-time with 130 made three-point shots. She’s tied with Saylair Grandon who played from 2015-2019.
· Callie Bourne is now at 703 rebounds in her career. That’s good for ninth place all-time. In eighth place is Jeanne Gragg with 733 rebounds. She played from 1978-1981.
· Diaba Konate is now tied for eighth place in career steals with 152. She’s tied with Lindsey Reed who played from 2010-2014.
· Seton has now coached 431 games.
Quick Scout and Series History – Wyoming Cowgirls
· The Wyoming Cowgirls finished the 2021-22 regular season 15-12 with a 11-6 Mountain West Conference Record.
· The Cowgirls have won seven of their last ten. In the MW tournament, Wyoming fell to Colorado State in the quarterfinals 51-38.
· The Cowgirls have averaged 62.4 ppg while holding opponents to 58.6 ppg. They are led by #12 McKinley Bradshaw who is shooting 40.3 percent from the floor averaging 15.3 points per game. Bradshaw is the only Wyoming player to average double-digits.
· The Cowgirls have height, eight players six foot or taller, but the squad is also young with nine of the thirteen players being Freshman or Sophomores.
· The Bengals and Cowgirls have had one common opponent this season, Gonzaga University. The Cowgirls lost to the Bulldogs 54-47 in Spokane in December.
· The Cowgirls are strong on the glass, averaging 40.0 boards per game with a 7.4 margin over their opponents this season. #45 Allyson Fertig leads the team with 8.1 grabs per game
· Defensively, they only average 5.3 steals per game and Wyoming has a negative turnover margin committing 13.0 per game while opponents only 11.2.
· Opponents have shot 34.3 percent from three while the Cowgirls shoot 31.2 and from the field, the Cowgirls shot 39.3 on average while opponents have shot 39.1.
· The Cowgirls lead the overall series with the Bengals 20-5. The two teams first met in January of 1980, the Bengals coming away with a 75-71 win in Pocatello.
· The Cowgirls have won the last 10 games. The previous meeting of the two schools was in 2017. Bengal Seniors Dora Goles an Estefania Ors played in the game in Laramie. Goles came away with seven points and nine rebounds, a career-high in boards that stands to this day.
· The last win for the Orange and Black came in 1999 a 95-92 high scoring game that ended in overtime.
Bengals in the WNIT
The Bengals have played in five WNIT games in the program’s history. The Bengals are 0-5 in the WNIT with games against Kansas State, Iowa State, Boise State, BYU and Arizona.
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