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U women: Triple-doubles span 32 seasons, from Hunter to Zahui B.

  • Blog Post by: Roman Augustoviz
  • November 21, 2013 - 2:15 AM

Amanda Zahui B. was supposed to be a Gopher last season. But she is from Stockholm, Sweden and by the time she arrived Pam Borton's team was already playing. So she redshirted.

But Zahui B. appears to be worth the wait.

Against Kansas on Wednesday night she scored only 11 points but still dominated in a 70-59 victory.

The 6-5 center had only the fourth triple-double in the Minnesota program history and set a record for blocks in a single game.

Zahui B. had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks, breaking the record of eight set by Mary Manderfeld on Jan. 31, 1981.

She was 5-of-9 from the field, 0-for-1 on threes, and 1-for-1 on free throws. ... Nine of her rebounds came on defense, two on offense. ... She also had five assists, tying for game high in 32 minutes. ... On the negative side, she committed three turnovers and had three fouls.

Here is a list of the Gophers' triple-doubles:

Debbie Hunter, 21 points, 12 steals, 10 assists vs. Northwestern on Jan. 31, 1981.

* Hunter was a quick point guard from Cloquet, Minn. She had her triple double in same game as Manderfeld set her record for blocks with eight.

Carol Peterka, 32 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Michigan on March 4, 1984.

* She is in her second season as the girls' basketball coach at Columbia Heights after coaching a high school team in Atlanta, Ga., and at Hofstra University on Long Island, where she was an assistant coach for two seasons. She is a three-time Olympian in team handball, competing in Seoul, South Korea in 1988, in Barcelona, Spain in 1992 and in Atlanta in 1996. Originally from Little Falls, Minn.

Janel McCarville, 23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals vs. Ohio State on March 5, 2004.

* The 6-2 starting center for the Minnesota Lynx, who happen to be the reigning WNBA champions.

Amanda Zahui B., 11 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks vs. Kansas on Nov. 20, 2013.

* Zahui B. on what she tried to do in the stretch: "Get stops and play smart on offense. Get the ball and pass well, but mainly get stops."

* She had three points, four rebounds and five blocks at halftime in 13 minutes. ...

Here is a breakdown of her last five blocks -- four came in a 3:31 stretch in middle of the 20-minute second half:

No. 6, on CeCe Harper's jumper at 8:00

No. 7, on Lamaria Cole's jump shot 8:20 into the second half.

No. 8, tying Gophers single-game record at 9:40 on Asia Boyd's jump shot.

No. 9, on Chelsea Gardner's jumper at 11:31, breaking Gophers' record.

No. 10, with 16 seconds left, stuffing Gardner on a three-pointer.

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