Jan. 2, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's basketball team hosts Cal State Bakersfield Friday night in the Broncos final non-conference game before the start of West Coast Conference action next week. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Leavey Center.
Traver leads Bakersfield in scoring as she averages 16.9 points per game. Meanwhile, Naomi Johnson is the team's rebounding leader as she averages 8.2 boards per game. She also registers 12.4 points per game.
Cronk moved into a new category this week as she is now 10th overall in minutes played (2,903). Cronk's name is also listed in six other categories and patiently waits entering two more categories this season. In the beginning of the year, she became the 17th Bronco to net 1,000 career points and has steadily moved up the list and currently owns the No. 6 spot. Cronk is just three field goals and eight field goal attempts away from taking over tenth place on both lists.
Meanwhile, Walker is 14 assists away from claiming the No. 10 spot on the career assists list.
Freshman Gall has also produced tremendous efforts to help the Broncos. Against Fullerton she scored a season-high 16 points going 5-for-7 from the field (3-for-4 from the arc), and 3-for-3 from the charity stripe. Maggie Goldenberger and Kimee Goeggel have also been a huge support for the Broncos on and off the bench. Both players, along with freshman Kathy Willinsky, played integral roles in the Broncos defense Monday night.
Gottschalk reached triple digits on Nov. 25 when she posted a game-high 26 points against Long Beach State. She was the first player to reach 200 points this season (against Northern Arizona, Dec. 29) and currently leads the team with 220 points. Cronk joined Gottschalk on Dec. 8 against Sacramento State when she registered a career-high 33 points. Cronk is currently ranked second on the team with 217 points.
Doran joined the triple digit club as she tallied 14 points against Cal Poly on Dec. 12. The junior guard now has 149 points this season. Walker's five points against Fullerton pushed her over 100 points this season. She is fourth on the team with 103 points. Redshirt junior Sara Majors looks to join the group soon as she has 85 points thus far.
Individually, six players are ranked in 10 different statistical categories. Gottschalk and Cronk each moved up one spot in scoring, while Walker and Gottschalk flipped spots this week in steals. Gottschalk also entered the offensive rebounds list at No. 9 and Majors claimed the No. 10 spot in defensive rebounds this week. Cronk also moved into the top 10 in free throw percentage.