Regular Season Opens for Women's Basketball Saturday

Regular Season Opens for Women's Basketball Saturday

Game Notes

– Santa Clara women's basketball plays its second and final exhibition game Monday at 7 p.m. in Leavey against San Francisco State.

The Broncos beat UC Santa Cruz 71-32 on Wednesday night in their first action of the new season.

Santa Clara is 10-7 all-time against San Francisco State with the first meeting coming during the 1967-68 season. The last meeting came in 2014 and was an 87-41 Bronco victory in Leavey.


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Last season Santa Clara scored 62.0 points per game while shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Broncos grabbed 36.9 rebounds per game and had a plus-1.2 rebound differential while forcing 17.7 turnovers per game.

Santa Clara returns its top scorer from a year ago in Emily Wolph and its top rebounder in Morgan McGwire. Wolph led the WCC with 75 3-pointers made and scored 12.8 ppg while adding 3.7 assists per game. McGwire grabbed 7.7 rpg and scored 10.3 ppg as well. She shot 45.4 percent from the field.

Also returning is Taylor Berry who was one of two Broncos to start all 30 games last year. She scored 7.6 ppg and added 4.6 rpg whiling finishing second on the team with 43 steals. Kyla Martin also saw action in every game in 2016-17 as a key reserve.

Cal State Fullerton finished last season 4-25 and lost its final 12 games of the year. The Titans were outscored by 12.1 ppg and posted a minus-3.4 rebound differential. They committed 13.4 tpg as well.

Daeja Smith is the top returning scorer and averaged 11.3 ppg, second on the year a year ago. She led the team with 7.0 rpg and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.1 percent from the field. Jade Vega's 2.7 apg led the Titans last season and she added 9.2 ppg as well.

Tickets: Season or single-game tickets are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Doors to Leavey Center, as well as its ticket office, are open one hour prior to the start of the game.

Parking: For weekday games, the Leavey Center lot, located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to tipoff. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.

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