Thursday, December 09, 2004

Recruiting - Women's Hoops

Not only is the lady hoops team off to a big start, they have done a better job of bringing in top talent. Here are a couple of story about another incoming freshman - Jacqua Williams:


Jacqua Williams, the Vikings' Georgia Tech-bound guard, scored 25 points as Beach bounced back from a tough 73-69 loss to 4A power Garfield Saturday night. That game had matched last season's state runners-up in the two largest enrollment classifications.

Williams, the 2003-04 Seattle Times female athlete of the year for her basketball and track-and-field prowess, also contributed 10 steals, three blocks and five rebounds, and shot 10 of 20 from the floor.


"Man, we run like crazy," Georgia Tech-bound guard Jacqua Williams said. "There is a lot of mental errors but we make up for it. It doesn't matter if we get a million steals and only five turnovers, we still have to pay for it because that has a lot to do with discipline."

Williams played for another family member last night, as her 25 points, 10 steals, five rebounds and three blocks were a birthday present for her mother.

The contest was fairly even through the first quarter as the teams sized each other up. Before the end of the period, which ended 11-9 in favor of Beach, Williams was called for a technical foul for cursing and stomping her feet, officially called unsportswoman-like conduct.

"All I did was stomp and throw my hand up because it was a bad shot. I didn't cuss," Williams said in her defense.