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Women?s Basketball Impressive In First Scrimmage
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 21, 2006
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Tucson, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona women’s basketball team held its first intra-squad practice of the season on Saturday in McKale Center, using two 10-minute scrimmages to combine for 149 team points.


The Wildcats (Blue Team) faced off against a practice squad (White Team) after an hour and a half long workout session.  Junior center Beatrice Bofia led Arizona with eight points and two rebounds overall.


Players were scored based on a positive-negative point system.  Positive points were given for field goals made (+2), rebounds (+2 offensive, +1 defensive), assists (+1), steals (+2), and charges taken (+3).  Negative points were distributed for missed field goals (-2), fouls (-2), and turnovers (-2).


Junior Ashley Whisonant posted a +4 overall point total in the first scrimmage, and freshman Rheya Neabors and sophomore Amina Njonkou finished with +2 point totals.  In the second game, Beatrice Bofia finished with a +5 point total and Njonkou posted +2 points.


Arizona will host its annual Red & Blue Game on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in McKale Center.  The Wildcats open the 2006-07 at home against Nicholls State on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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