Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Keri Arendse
Women's hoops hosts Carroll
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 12/06/2011
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The Idaho women's basketball team begins a three-game home stand against Carroll College on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Memorial Gym.

The Vandals enter the week with a 2-6 record after losing their last two games to Pac-12 opponents Washington and Colorado. Carroll is 3-4 on the season and has lost its last three games.

The Fighting Saints are coached by Rachelle Sayers who is in her first season at the helm. Idaho is 2-0 all-time against Carroll.

Leading the way for Idaho is freshman Stacey Barr, who is averaging a team-high 12.0 points per game off the bench. Sophomore Alyssa Charlston nearly averages a double-double for the Vandals, as she is putting up 9.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Senior Ganeaya Rogers averages 9.4 points per game and is coming off a career-best six assists against Colorado.

The Vandals have one of the best defenses in the Western Athletic Conference, as they rank first in opponent field goal percentage at 37.4 and opponent 3-point field goal percentage at 24.4, and third in scoring defense, allowing 68.6 points per game. Idaho has allowed less than 70 points in its last five games, giving up an average of 60.0 points per game in that stretch.

The Vandals will shift to the Cowan Spectrum when they host UC Riverside on Dec. 15 and Wyoming on Dec. 18.

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