Women go 1 – 1 against Div. I-A teams

    The women’s basketball team has been up and down in its last two meetings between Division 1-A opponents. After getting run over by the Gonzaga Bulldogs 59-76 last Tuesday, the Viks bounced back beating UC Davis 73-63 on Thursday night.

    Last week both senior guard Heather Arns and sophomore forward Kelsey Kahle averaged more than 15 points a game to lead the Vikings. In the loss against the Bulldogs Kahle had 23 points and eight rebounds along with Arns’ 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Against the Aggies, Arns owned the show and finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Junior forward/center Kerstin Brosterhous had her biggest game of her career with 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals in the victory. As always Kahle was a constant force, netting 10 points along with four assists and five steals.

    Surprisingly, power forward Brianna Thompson has been quiet at the start of the season. Portland State’s second leading scorer and rebounder last year is only averaging nine minutes in the last two games, and has dropped out of the starting line-up. The solid play from freshman forward Janie Bos and Brosterhous has put Thompson in the back seat this season.

    PSU finally has a lot of size and experience at the forward and center positions. Brosterhous stands at 6’2″, Bos 6’1″ and Thompson 6 feet. Brosterhous transferred last year from Oregon State hoping for a bigger role and has looked great in practice.

    Hoping to build off of last season’s success, the Vikings have a lot more pieces to take them deeper into the season and maybe the Big Sky Tournament.