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Skagit Valley's Keri Arendse to play for Vandals

'Hard-nosed' guard to play for Vandals

The Idaho women's basketball team added another promising guard late last week, one described by the words, "hard-nosed" and "outstanding". The Vandals could use some of that.

Head coach John Newlee said Keri Arendse, from Skagit Valley College would play both shooting guard and point guard.

The 5'8" team captain at SVC averaged 15.5 points, 7 rebounds 4.3 assists and 3 steals per game. She led the Cardinals to a 21-4 overall record last season, including a 15-1 record in conference play. Arendse was MVP of the eight-team NWAACC Crossover Tournament and was a two0time first-team NWAACC Northern Region selection. She also held a 3.2` GPA and was named the Skagit Valley College Athlete of the Year.

"Keri is a great pickup for us late in the recruiting process," said Newlee in a news release. "She is a great scorer and a hard-nosed defender and she will provide depth at the point guard and the off-guard position, as she is capable of playing both."

"She's an outstanding player and an outstanding person," said her coach at Skagit Valley, Steve Epperson. "I've been here 33 years and she's one of the best I've coached, as far as attitude and basketball skills. I hate to see her go because she's been a special player for us."

Arendse shot 78 percent from the free throw line and 40 percent from the field.

She attended burlington-Edison High School where she was a three-time first-team all-district selection, and was an all-state selection her sophomore year.


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