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Phakisha Peterson
Phakisha Peterson


El Paso, Texas

High School:
Andress HS






About Phakisha: Her playing status for the 2003-04 season is questionable after discovery of a stress fracture over the summer... Coach Bonvicini says: "Phakisha is a great athlete whom we expect great things from. We saw Phakisha go through a typical freshman year last season, where she had up moments and down moments. She's a three-point shooter, she's a slasher. She's fast in the open court, where she can take the ball off the dribble and make that move to the basket. She is improving her ball-handling and is working on consistency in being able to put it on the floor, hard through the lane, and knowing when she can get to the glass and when she has to settle for that pull-up jumper. She rebounds well on the defensive end and is able to get in there on the offensive end too. Defensively, she's got the speed and quickness to play big or small and has the ability to shut people down. She has very quick hands and got some picks last year"...

2002-03 Season: Played in 26 games off the bench during the season season... Averaged 5.7 minutes, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 points per game... Shot 33.3 percent from the floor... Snagged at least one steal in seven of the last 12 games of the season... Put points on the board in 12 games... Grabbed at least one rebound in 13 different contests... Reached double digits in playing time in five games... Pulled down 1 rebound and played 3 minutes against Notre Dame (3/23/03) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Registered averages of 4.3 minutes, 0.7 points and 0.7 assists per game over three contests in the Pac-10 Tournament... Had best overall game of the season against California (3/1/03), tying her season highs with 6 rebounds and 4 points and grabbing a season-high 2 steals... Had season-highs of 6 rebounds, 4 points and 15 minutes against Washington State (2/8/03) at home... Made her collegiate debut at Pepperdine (11/25/02), tallying 2 points, 2 rebounds and a steal in 12 minutes...

High School: Four-year letterwinner in track at Andress High School in El Paso, Texas... Honorable mention All-Texas as a junior and senior... Four-time All-District I-5A honoree... District Most Valuable Player in 2001 and 2002... Three-time All-El Paso choice, earning City MVP honors her senior year... Team MVP and captain in both 2001 and 2002... MVP of the Fabens, Bowie and Americas Tournaments as a senior... Named to the All-Tournament Teams at the Abernathy and Andress Tournaments the same season... Led the Eagles to a 28-2 record and a district championship in 2002... Team also won the Bowie and America Tournaments and was undefeated in the city... Averaged 21.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.4 assists per game her senior year... Earned TAAS academic recognition... Also lettered in track as a freshman and sophomore and in volleyball as a freshman...Played for the El Paso Tribe club team.

Phakisha Peterson's Career Highs

Field Goals Made: 2, twice, last vs. California (3/1/03)
Field Goals Attempted: 4 vs. California (3/1/03)
Three-Point Field Goals Made: none
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 1, four times, last vs. Stanford (3/10/03)
Free Throws Made: 2 vs. Washington State (2/8/03)
Free Throws Attempted: 3 vs. California (3/1/03)
Rebounds: 6, twice, last vs. California (3/1/03)
Points: 4, three times, last vs. California (3/1/03)
Assists: 2 vs. Washington (3/9/03)
Blocked Shots: 1, twice, last vs. Stanford (3/10/03)
Steals: 2 vs. California (3/1/03)
Minutes Played: 15 vs. Washington State (2/8/03)

Phakisha Peterson's Stats at Arizona

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2002-03. 26-0 148/5.7 12-36 .333 0-4 .000 2-7 .286 13-17 30 1.2 17-0 6 30 2 11 26/1.0 TOTAL... 26-0 148/5.7 12-36 .333 0-4 .000 2-7 .286 13-17 30 1.2 17-0 6 30 2 11 26/1.0