February 24, 2024

Womens basketball end of season recap

In a season where USUE finished with a second-place finish in the regular season, an already good team is only going to get better. They only have three players graduating and with a strong recruiting class coming in, next season is looking very bright for the Eagles. 

The Utah State University Eastern Eagles women’s basketball team ended their season at the conference tournament against Salt Lake Community College. They got out to an early deficit and could not come back, losing 61-45. Hadley Humphreys and Kacelyn Toomer scored nine points each. Brooklyn Palmer was right behind with seven points and led the team with eight rebounds. 

Overall, the Eagles had a great season finishing 22-9 overall and 14-4 in conference. It is an improvement from last year having finished with a 16-14 record the year prior. Statistically, the team averaged 69 points per game on a 41.6 field goal percentage. Palmer led the team with 13.5 points per game, followed by Annie Stinar with 11.4. Stinar missed the second half of the season due to an injury. Palmer also led the team in rebounds with 8.2 per game followed by Humpreys at 5.6 and Brinlee McRae with 4.5

They had three players get All-Region honors for their great play on the season. Brooklyn Palmer was the lone Eagle to get First Team All-Region; she started in all 31 games and averaged 13.5 points on 49.6% from the field and 42.4% from three. Palmer averaged 8.2 rebounds and recorded eight double-doubles on the year. Her season high in points was 25 against Eastern Wyoming. She grabbed a season high 15 rebounds against Community Christian. 

The two others to receive honors were Maci Wall and Hadley Humphreys, they both received All-Region Second Team. Wall also played and started in all 31 games averaging 9.5 points per game along with 4.4 rebounds and two assists. Her season high in points came against Southern Idaho where she scored 22 points. She had one of her best games against Central Wyoming where she had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Humphreys missed the first part of the season but once she got on the court, her presence was felt. On her way to second-team honors, she averaged 7.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Her season high was 16 points against Salt Lake Community College.

In a season where USUE finished with a second-place finish in the regular season, an already good team is only going to get better. They only have three players graduating and with a strong recruiting class coming in, next season is looking very bright for the Eagles.