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season outlook

2011-12 a-state women’s basketball ASU’s main threat in the paint, she is also a threat from behind the three-point line and shot a team-best .433 from outside the arc a year ago. She scored a career-high 19 points, including the game-winning threepointer with less than a second remaining to give ASU a 62-61 victory at FIU Jan. 5. “Jane certainly came on the scene in a big way last year as a freshman, and we’re going to lean on her very heavily this year,” said Boyer. “Last year she played 15-17 minutes a game, and this year she’s going to play 1517 minutes during the first 15-17 minutes of the game. We’re going to need her out there a lot. Where she’s going to help this team is her scoring ability, not only in the post, but her ability to step out and shoot the three. She’s a very dangerous, very versatile offensive player.” Junior Andi Watson played in 26 games for the Red Wolves a year ago, starting in 10 of those contests and averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds. “Last year Andi went from freshman not playing to a sophomore that kind of bounced around a lot,” said Boyer. “From starting to not starting, to not playing much, to playing a lot. What I’m seeing right now is more consistency. It starts with her defensively; she capable of being our best defender. We are still trying to get her to become more of a scoring threat, but she’s getting there.” Sophomore Mekena Randle saw action off the bench in 13 games a year ago, averaging just under a point and a rebound on the year. “I’m very happy with Mekena right now,” said Boyer. “She has made very good strides since last year, starting on the defensive end. She is very athletic and can defend a lot of positions. We are tying to get her to improve in the scoring area but she’s playing well enough defensively that she can help us just because of that.” Guards Lunden Roberts and Hanna Qedan are both expected to see significant

Senior Meghan Lewis played in all 32 games a year ago, started the final seven, and was a key factor in the Red Wolves’ lateseason run as she averaged almost 15 points-per-game during that stretch. A constant threat from outside the three-point arc, she knocked down a career-high seven treys in ASU’s road victory over Troy last season and finished with a team-high 44 three-pointers on the year. “I’m thrilled with Meghan Lewis right now,” said Boyer. “The way she faced the year last year, and certainly the way she shot the ball; you saw last year when we went on our win streak, she’s a game-changing player because of the way she shoots it. This year I’m even more pleased with her overall game. She has a better understanding defensively and her decision-making has improved. She’s putting the ball on the floor better. She’s really becoming a complete all-around player.” Sophomore Jane Morrill made an immediate impact during her freshman season, playing in all 32 games and averaging 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds. Expected to be

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2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide  

2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide

2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide  

2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide

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