My Mountain View

Greg DodderidgeFebruary 29, 2012 

Former Badger girls basketball players are still going strong. Here is an update:

Katie Menton had a fantastic regular-season for the Pepperdine University Waves. As of this writing, the Waves of the West Coast Conference were 13-14 and 8-8 in the WCC. The conference tournament begins March 1 in Las Vegas. Hopefully, the Waves can pull the upset and get an invite into the NCAA Tournament.

Menton is a big reason for the team's success. She is averaging 11.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds, (No. 3 and No. 2 on the team,respectively). Menton led the Waves in scoring in five games with a game high 27 against Cal Poly in January. This is Katie's final year. It has been a great run in Malibu.

Sydnee Fipps and the UC Davis Aggies also begin post-season play. The freshman guard has been a contributor for the Aggies all year averaging five points per game and 2.6 rebounds. Fipps was the team leader in rebounds in two games this season.

She has played in all 26 games for UC Davis. The Aggies of the Big West Conference are 16-10 overall and 8-8 in conference play. The conference tournament begins in Anaheim on March 6. Again, a bid to the NCAA's goes to the winner. Good luck Aggies.

Sienna Gonzales and Jenay Herring each contributed mightily on senior night for Fresno Pacific University against Hope College. Gonzales was four-for-four from three-point land scoring 12 points.

Herring added 11 in a 97-83 victory. The Sunbirds (14-16, 6-12 GSAC) begin conference play as the No. 7 seed in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament.

It is hard to believe but it is already baseball season. Former Badger star Jackson Glines plays at Fresno City. Glines, a freshman outfielder is wasting no time making an impact for the Rams. Against the college of Sequoia last Saturday, Glines went 2-4. To date, FCC is 6-5 for the year.

Glines is part of a long tradition of Badgers playing for FCC. Ted Lilly '96, Dayton Buller '01, Daniel Buller '07 and Derek O'Reilly '07. Playing for the Rams is an honor. FCC would defeat many NCAA D-II or D-III teams, maybe even some D-I programs. Overall, since Coach Ron Scott arrived 21 years ago, over 100 players received scholarships to four-year colleges.

That is 97% of players. Scott has five players who made it to the "show."

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