Mary Turner enters her fourth season with the Lions...a returning starter... is incredibly quick and agile...coaches believe that she has the potential to be one of the best defenders in the conference... has a good understanding of the game...has natural talent...possesses an exciting perimeter shot...one of the fastest players in the conference... offensive game is becoming more complete... an exciting player to watch.
started and played in 29 games on the season, averaging 23.7 minutes per game... finished the season averaging 5.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game... had a pair of games with four steals... scored in double figures four times... had five points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds in 26 minutes during the win over Gonzaga (3/7/04) to win WCC title... scored a season-high 13 points twice (at UC Riverside 12/5/03, at Gonzaga 1/10/04)... grabbed nine rebounds in 33 minutes in the WCC semifinal game against Portland (3/6/04)... dished out six assists and contributed 12 points against UNLV (12/15/03)... her steal and fastbreak layup stopped a run by Providence in the first game of the LMU*Furama Thanksgiving Classic, putting the Lions back up by 14.
played in all 29 games and started in 24 of them...collected two double-doubles on the year...the first was a 19 point, 12 rebound performance against Long Beach State (12/14/02)...scored a season-high 20 points and 14 rebounds at Cal State Northridge (1/2/03)... reached double-figure scoring numbers in nine games...dished out a personal-best five assists against UC Irvine (12/28/02).
played in 22 games and started in 10...season was cut short after an ACL injury (2/8/02)...best game came in a 23 point performance against San Diego (1/25/02)...nine of those points came by way of three 3-pointers, also a season-high...collected a personal-best six rebounds against Louisiana-Monroe (11/23/01) ...dished out four assists against George Mason (11/30/01)...had a season-high five steals against Portland (1/17/02)...ended the season in the starting lineup and averaging 7.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
A 2001 graduate of Chaffey High School in Ontario, CA...a two-sport athlete...earned two varsity letters in volleyball and four in basketball...twice named All-Mt. Baldy League in volleyball, four times in basketball... earned volleyball team MVP award as a sophomore and junior...a two-time all-area hoops player...was named Player of the Year by the Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino County Sun and the LA Times Valley...garnered the Mt. Baldy League MVP award as a senior... earned the Outstanding High School Athlete award and the Senator Brulte Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence as a freshman... garnered the Academic All-Mt. Baldy League award and the US Marine Corps Award for Distinguished Athletes as a senior...captained her junior and senior basketball squads.
Mary Aisha Turner was born on Oct. 30, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA...the daughter of Marshall and Cynthia Turner...has two brothers, Marshall and Malcom, and two sisters, Majasyn and Marissa...also recruited by Portland, San Francisco and Pepperdine...competed against teammate Jennifer Henry in high school...names Chamique Holdsclaw of the WNBA's Washington Mystics as her favorite professional athlete...enjoys shopping and hanging out with friends in her spare time... loves Mexican food ...names ABC's "The Practice" as her favorite television show...a natural sciences major with aspirations of becoming a surgeon.
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