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CAA Women’s Basketball Countdown – Northeastern

Oct 9, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

Head Coach: Daynia La-Force

2011-12 Record: 8-22/6-12 CAA

Starters Returning (3):
Deanna Kerkhof, G — 14.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg
Jewel Tunstull, F/C — 13.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Christine Huber, F — 8.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg

Other Top Returnees:
A’lece Mark, G — 5.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Kashaia Cannon, G — 10.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg*
*Injured 2011-12 season; 2010-11 stats

Quick Hits:
Northeastern (@GoNUwbasketball) overcame a slow start to win four of its final six contests in 2011-12, and the Huskies appear ready to build on that success with seven returning letterwinners and five newcomers. Head coach Daynia La-Force will build around the Huskies’ top two players from a year ago in All-CAA guard Deanna Kerkhof and Jewel Tunstull.  Kerkhof led the Huskies in scoring with 14.4 points per game as a junior and scored a career-high 29 points in a win over William & Mary on Jan. 29.  Tunstull led the league in field goal percentage while shooting 58.6 percent in 28 contests. The Huskies will welcome back Kashaia Cannon to the court after having to sit a year due to injury. She contributed nearly 11 points a game in 2010-11. Northeastern will open the season with teams with strong RPI numbers at the completion of the 2011-12 season, including Eastern Michigan (57), Temple (52) and Boston University (77).