Four Waves Score in Double Figures, Led By Career-High 19 from Ea Shoushtari
Kelsey Patrick Turns in Second Double-Double with 13 Points and 13 Rebounds
Pepperdine Looks For Positive Finish vs. Dons and Gaels
Ea Shoushtari Scores 13 Points for the Waves
Waves Travel to San Diego for Monday Night Showdown vs. Toreros
Pepperdine vs. Wyoming in championship game of 2012 Thanksgiving Classic. Photos by Martin Folb
2011-12/FRESHMAN: Appeared in 10 games as a freshman, averaging 1.4 points per game, 0.1 rebounds per game while averaging 3.6 minutes as a guard ... Tallied two steals and one assist ... Scored a career and season high seven points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field vs. Santa Clara (1/14) ... Scored four points, all off of free throws, 4-of-6, at San Diego (1/28) ... Collected her first career rebound vs. Saint Mary's (2/25).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Serra High School in Gardena, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner ... Named Daily Breeze Player of the Year ... Earned All-CIF 3AA first team honors, named to the LA Wave All-Area first team, MaxPreps Division 3 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Division 3 squad and MaxPreps All-State honorable mention ... Averaged 15.3 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, 5.9 assists per game and 4.9 steals per game in her senior season ... Averaged double figures all four seasons ... Led squad to CIF 5AA championship title in 2010 and the CIF 3AA championship in 2011 ... CIF titles were the school's first in 60 years ... Academic honors include Angie Krezschmar Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award in 2011, the President's Award Silver Seal, named West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Scholar Athlete of Excellence (2011) and the B or Better Foundation Scholarship Award (2011).
CLUB: Played for Balboa Hills Elite.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Clarence and Yolanda Richardson ... Sister to Kiana Baysinger (25) and Jason Richardson (14) ... Father Clarence played basketball at Northwestern ... Uncle Carl Richardson played football at Pacific University ... Cousin Eric Davis is a former major leaguer, best known for his time with the Cincinnati Reds ... Uncle Renard Young played football at UNLV ... Aspires to be a pharmacist ... Undeclared major ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the awesome coaching staff, beautiful location, proximity to home and stellar academics."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, relaxing and spending time with family and friends ... Favorite pro basketball players are Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant ... Favorite book is The Last Lecture ...Favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... Favorite TV show is Phineas and Ferb ... Favorite musical artist is Michael Jackson ... Favorite food is chicken strips ... Favorite sport other than basketball is football ... Enjoys basketball because "I love the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."