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Page 6 - The lssaquah Press, Wednesday, January 5, 1983 [ Sport % ?L  ii: i: i %' i I I ::i!ii! Afi00er a slow year, Juli ( 'eman shines for (:)l by Mark Floyd Special to the Press As a freshman for the Oregon State University women's basketball team last year, Juli Coleman averaged six minutes of playing time a game and finished the season with a grand total of 62 points. In high school, she once scored 60 points in a single game. Coleman is living proof that there is merit in the old cliche of good things coming to those who wait. After a rather unproductive, and often frustrating rookie year, the 5-8 sophomore guard from lssaquah has blos- somed into a starter for Aki Hill's Beavers and, in fact, leads the team in scoring after eight games with a 14.1 average. "1 expected to sit on the bench last year," Coleman said. "1 think you can learn a lot by sitting and watching. I needed to get used to the team's style of play and learn to be more patient on of- fense. And it takes a while to be able to play the style of defense that Aki wants." It was obvious the bench was not a comfortable place for Juli Coleman during a game. She would fidget, look toward the coaches, watch the game for a while and then fidgit some more. After a standout prep career, Cole- man was not used to watch- ing a game from the side- lines. During her senior year at lssaquah, she averaged a shade more than 36 points a game and was named to the Converse Top 10 All- America team. She scored her 60 points in an overtime win over rival Lake Wash- 000000illions [.lave it / STOP SMOKING 5-Day Plan Free as a Community l Service Jan. 16-20 7-9 p.m. Issaquah Seventh-Day Adventist Church 425 E. Sunset Way Issaquah, WA. For more information call 392-4256 I IIIII II ington and generally found high school defenses easy to solve. "l scored mainly from steals and breakaways, or on jump shots," she recalled. "Most girls in high school don't have a jump shot, so 1 was able to stop and get a shot off pretty easily." The shots seemed to come to her as easily last year in practice and during the season as well. But they were not the kind of shots that the disciplined Hill necessarily had in mind. "Last year, Juli didn't play much because she didn't quite have the team concept down yet," Hill said. "This year, she is still a scoring threat, but her contribution is much greater than that. She is the one who will always give us 110 percent on defense and I believe that she will improve constantly." Hill attributes her sophomore's turnaround to hard work, a tough mental outlook and an increase in confidence gained from the summer. Coleman played on an Oregon all-star team, coached by Hill, which won the Pepsi Challenge Tourna- ment in Seattle. Whatever the reason, Col- eman's play has been a life- saver for the Beavers this season. She has given Hill a consistent defensive effort, quickness on the transition and she has the ability to score from anywhere on the court. She recently bailed the Beavers out of a jam several times in the Giusti Tourna- ment by sinking long jump shots under pressure as the shot clock wound down to its final ticks. "Juli has i'eally helped us psid East Start the new year with a new PERM *30 0 Reg. $50.00 Offer expires 1/31/83 40 N.W. Alder PI. Issaquoh, WA 392-2515 How do the new Tax Laws affect you? QUALITY TAX sERVICE 165 Front St. N., Issaquah 392-3650 Now open Monday Wednesday and Friday ........... ' 9':i,. to n and Wfra a f t#m,fi" ............ from I to 4 to assist you with y e&-end t';;x questions. 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Perhaps they remind her of why she sat on the bench most of her freshman year. "I don't like to take those kind of shots because it's not what the team is supposed to be doing," Coleman ex- plained. "The offense should be getting us the shots; we shouldn't be forcing them up." The versatile Coleman ad- mits that she will occasional- ly stray from the desired course and try to force the action a little bit, but that she is gaining confidence with every minute on the court. "I have to be more patient on offense and work on my passing," Coleman ack- nowledged. "And we all need to be able to get the ball in- side more. Right now I feel more comfortable with the defense, giving constant pressure, than with our of- fense." Which is ironic, because Coleman came out of high .... school as a Scorer. But she has learned what it takes to be successful in college and knows that the way to win Hill's heart, and playing Wrestlers beat both time, is with defense. From the coach's point of view, Hill is ecstatic to have a player of Coleman's caliber and character back for two more seasons. "I can always count on Juli to give a top effort," Hill said. "She is one of our best practice players and she works very, very hard during the off season. She is very quiet, but she definitely will be a leader in character for us in the future. She is a very exceptional young lady and a person who knows just what she wants to do with her life." Part of those career goals include teaching at the fourth grade level after she graduates from OSU with a degree in elementary educa- tion. Coaching may follow after a year or two to learn the ropes of teaching. Right now she has more immediate goals, such as helping the Beavers win the conference championship. Coleman tackles her basketball goals and her scholastic goals with equal fervor. She was named the Beavers' Scholar-Athlete last year and she is the type of student who looks with dismay if too many "B" grades work their way onto her report card. Success seems to follow Juli Coleman in whatever she tries, prob-. ably because she works at it so hard. At OSU, she found that sometimes it just takes a little longer. ,Arlington, Snohomish i i u ! i AnnouncingOur MID-WINTER SPECIALS Now, for a limited time only, we've rolled back our prices to 1977. Come & enjoy tremendous savings on our finest perms for only $28", or a frost for the same low price. * Does not include hair cut, 5 Stylists To Serve you Call For Appointment Open weekdays until 9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. until 5 p.m. Plenty of parking Free coffee always 68 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah i .., T [ 392-5567 i I i II Bullshot Crummond. Opens Jan. 5 .... 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