32 Natalia Bruening
32 Natalia Bruening
Height: 6-4
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar HS
Position: Center
gp 28
pts/g 2.5
fg % 44.4
3pt % -
ft % 75.9
reb/g 2.5
a/g 0.1

UC SANTA BARBARA
2016-17
Appeared in 21 games while making one start as a freshman center…Made her UCSB debut on Nov. 30 against Santa Clara and tallied three points in six minutes…Three games later set a career-high with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes at San Diego State (Dec. 11)…Pulled down a career-best seven rebounds in the very next game against UCLA in 20 minutes of action on Dec. 14…Made her first career start in a 56-49 win over Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 7…Averaged 2.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game…Went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for four years at Corona del Mar HS under coach Mark Decker…Set the school record for career rebounds and career blocks…She averaged a double-double in each of her final three seasons, including her 18 point and 12 rebound average as a senior…That same year, she recorded two blocks per game…Set her career-high in blocks with six against Bishop Amat HS and also scored 23 points and 18 rebounds…She led her team to the semifinals of CIF and to the second round in state…Was the Pacific Coast Athlete of the Year and Corona del Mar Athlete of the Year in 2016, as she was also recognized as First Team All-CIF, league MVP, the Newport Mesa Player of the Year, Second Team All-County, OC Sidelines First Team All-County, and First Team All-State (Div. IV)…As a junior, she led the Sea Kings to a league championships after she averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game, and was named First Team All-CIF, league MVP, and the Newport Mesa Player of the Year…Scored a career-high that season with a 39-point outing versus Valencia, as she also recorded 17 rebounds and two blocks…Ten days later, she set her career-high with 20 rebounds against Rancho Cucamonga, as she also added 27 points and five blocks…That year, she brought her team to a league championship, the semifinals of the CIF, and the first round of state…During her sophomore year, she averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game and led her team to the semifinals of CIF and to the first round of state…That year, she was named First Team All-CIF for the first time, and First Team All-Pacific Coast League…As a freshman, she averaged 12 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, and was voted to the Newport Mesa Dream Team and second team all-league…Her team reached the second round of CIF that year...Also played volleyball at an all-county level…Was an AP Scholar Award winner and earned the Academic Lamp with Highest Honors…Also was the school’s yearbook editor in 2014 and 2016.

PERSONAL
Natalia Ann Bruening was born on Nov. 14, 1997 in Frankfurt, Germany to parents Julia and Christoph…Has a younger sister, Tatiana, and a younger brother, George…Nickname is Nashortia…Her most memorable sports moment was being named the Pacific Coast League Athlete of the Year…Favorite sports teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and the New England Patriots…Lists Kobe Bryant, Candace Parker, and Rob Gronkowski as her favorite athletes…For movies, she loves anything Disney…Her favorite TV shows are Friends, Gilmore Girls, and Saturday Night Live…Enjoys reading the Harry Potter series, as her favorite author is JK Rowling…Beyoncé is her favorite music artist…In her free time, she likes to play volleyball, watch Netflix, or go to Disneyland…Was recruited by USC, Colorado, Dartmouth, and Cornell…She was also recruited to play collegiate volleyball…Majoring in economics or film & media studies…Aspires to be a sports journalist.

Recent Games
Feb 15 Cal State Fullerton W, 78-59
Feb 17 UC Irvine W, 82-55
Feb 21 at Cal Poly L, 73-72
Feb 24 UC Riverside W, 72-70
Mar 1 at Hawai'i L, 73-64
Mar 7 vs. CSUN L, 72-63
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 28 16
Games started 1 -
Minutes 259 133
Minutes per game 9.3 8.3
FG 24-54 16-29
FG Pct 44.4 55.2
3PT 0-0 0-0
3PT Pct - -
FT 22-29 8-10
FT Pct 75.9 80.0
Off rebounds 23 10
Def rebounds 47 25
Total rebounds 70 35
Rebounds per game 2.5 2.2
Personal fouls 45 25
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 2 0
Turnovers 21 11
Assist to turnover ratio 0.1 0.0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 12 9
Points 70 40
Points per game 2.5 2.5
Points per 40 min 10.8 12.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 4 Cal St. East Bay W, 78-63 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Northern Arizona W, 96-93 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 at Santa Clara L, 68-63 - 4 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 17 Seattle U L, 77-71 - 10 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 5
Nov 24 at St .Mary's (CA) L, 89-59 - 21 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 6
Nov 25 vs. UAB L, 67-54 - 13 0-0 - 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 4
Nov 27 San Diego L, 71-58 - 11 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Nov 30 Fresno State L, 64-57 1 17 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 0-2 0.0 0
Dec 3 at No. 7 UCLA L, 74-44 - 13 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 1-3 33.3 7
Dec 16 at No. 17 Oregon State L, 74-49 - 8 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Dec 18 at Loyola Marymount L, 67-61 - 4 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 22 San Diego State W, 77-64 - 3 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Dec 29 at New Mexico St. W, 77-47 - 18 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 2
Jan 4 Long Beach State W, 51-44 - 5 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Jan 6 Cal Poly W, 73-68 - 8 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Jan 11 at CSUN W, 74-73 - 14 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Jan 13 at UC Irvine L, 77-74 - 8 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 1
Jan 18 UC Davis L, 68-61 - 5 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 20 at Long Beach State W, 90-74 - 3 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 27 at UC Davis L, 69-63 - 7 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 2
Jan 31 CSUN L, 48-30 - 10 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 3 Hawai'i W, 71-61 - 9 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 8 at UC Riverside L, 84-76 - 12 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 10 at Cal State Fullerton W, 59-52 - 7 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 15 Cal State Fullerton W, 78-59 - 13 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 9
Feb 17 UC Irvine W, 82-55 - 12 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 8
Feb 21 at Cal Poly L, 73-72 - 8 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 24 UC Riverside W, 72-70 - 1 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 1 at Hawai'i L, 73-64 - 11 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 7 vs. CSUN L, 72-63 - 4 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 4 Cal St. East Bay W, 78-63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Northern Arizona W, 96-93 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 at Santa Clara L, 68-63 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Nov 17 Seattle U L, 77-71 - 10 2 0 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Nov 24 at St .Mary's (CA) L, 89-59 - 21 1 5 6 1 0 - 0 1 4 -
Nov 25 vs. UAB L, 67-54 - 13 0 3 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Nov 27 San Diego L, 71-58 - 11 2 1 3 0 0 - 0 1 0 -
Nov 30 Fresno State L, 64-57 1 17 1 3 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 4 -
Dec 3 at No. 7 UCLA L, 74-44 - 13 2 2 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 -
Dec 16 at No. 17 Oregon State L, 74-49 - 8 1 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 4 -
Dec 18 at Loyola Marymount L, 67-61 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Dec 22 San Diego State W, 77-64 - 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 29 at New Mexico St. W, 77-47 - 18 4 8 12 1 3 0.3 0 1 2 -
Jan 4 Long Beach State W, 51-44 - 5 2 2 4 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Jan 6 Cal Poly W, 73-68 - 8 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 11 at CSUN W, 74-73 - 14 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 0 1 2 0
Jan 13 at UC Irvine L, 77-74 - 8 1 2 3 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 18 UC Davis L, 68-61 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 20 at Long Beach State W, 90-74 - 3 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 1 1 -
Jan 27 at UC Davis L, 69-63 - 7 2 2 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 31 CSUN L, 48-30 - 10 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 1 2 -
Feb 3 Hawai'i W, 71-61 - 9 1 1 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 8 at UC Riverside L, 84-76 - 12 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 0 1 0 -
Feb 10 at Cal State Fullerton W, 59-52 - 7 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 15 Cal State Fullerton W, 78-59 - 13 1 2 3 0 3 0.0 0 2 4 -
Feb 17 UC Irvine W, 82-55 - 12 0 4 4 0 0 - 0 0 3 -
Feb 21 at Cal Poly L, 73-72 - 8 0 3 3 0 0 - 0 3 1 -
Feb 24 UC Riverside W, 72-70 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Mar 1 at Hawai'i L, 73-64 - 11 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 -
Mar 7 vs. CSUN L, 72-63 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 21 1 8.8 0.9-1.8 47.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.4-0.5 90.0 2.1
2017-18 28 1 9.3 0.9-1.9 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.8-1.0 75.9 2.5
2018-19 30 30 24.7 3.8-7.7 49.6 0.0-0.0 0.0 2.2-3.1 71.0 9.9
2019-20 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Total 79 32 15.0 2.0-4.1 48.5 0.0-0.0 0.0 1.2-1.7 73.5 5.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 21 1 184 18-38 47.4 0-0 - 9-10 90.0 45
2017-18 28 1 259 24-54 44.4 0-0 - 22-29 75.9 70
2018-19 30 30 742 115-232 49.6 0-1 0.0 66-93 71.0 296
2019-20 - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Total 79 32 1185 157-324 48.5 0-1 0.0 97-132 73.5 411
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 21 1 8.8 3.9-8.3 47.4 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-2.2 90.0 9.8
2017-18 28 1 9.3 3.7-8.3 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 3.4-4.5 75.9 10.8
2018-19 30 30 24.7 6.2-12.5 49.6 0.0-0.1 0.0 3.6-5.0 71.0 16.0
2019-20 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Total 79 32 15.0 5.3-10.9 48.5 0.0-0.0 0.0 3.3-4.5 73.5 13.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 21 1 8.8 0.7 1.3 2.0 1.7 - 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
2017-18 28 1 9.3 0.8 1.7 2.5 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.4
2018-19 30 30 24.7 1.8 4.3 6.1 2.9 0.1 0.3 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.6
2019-20 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 32 15.0 1.2 2.6 3.7 2.1 0.0 0.2 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.4
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 21 1 184 14 27 41 36 - 1 11 0.1 3 2
2017-18 28 1 259 23 47 70 45 0 2 21 0.1 0 12
2018-19 30 30 742 54 128 182 88 2 9 63 0.1 8 18
2019-20 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 32 1185 91 202 293 169 2 12 95 0.1 11 32
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 21 1 8.8 3.0 5.9 8.9 7.8 0.0 0.2 2.4 0.1 0.7 0.4
2017-18 28 1 9.3 3.6 7.3 10.8 6.9 0.0 0.3 3.2 0.1 0.0 1.9
2018-19 30 30 24.7 2.9 6.9 9.8 4.7 0.1 0.5 3.4 0.1 0.4 1.0
2019-20 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 32 15.0 3.1 6.8 9.9 5.7 0.1 0.4 3.2 0.1 0.4 1.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 28 1 9.3 0.9-1.9 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.8-1.0 75.9 2.5
Conference 16 - 8.3 1.0-1.8 55.2 0.0-0.0 - 0.5-0.6 80.0 2.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 1 8.7 1.2-2.2 51.9 0.0-0.0 - 0.7-1.0 66.7 3.0
Away 14 - 9.9 0.6-1.7 37.5 0.0-0.0 - 0.7-0.9 76.9 2.0
Neutral 2 - 8.5 0.5-1.5 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-2.0 100.0 3.0
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Wins 11 - 8.5 1.3-2.3 56.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.6-0.7 87.5 3.2
Losses 17 1 9.8 0.6-1.7 34.5 0.0-0.0 - 0.9-1.2 71.4 2.1
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November 6 1 12.7 0.5-2.0 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.8-2.3 78.6 2.8
December 5 - 9.2 0.8-2.0 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.6-1.0 60.0 2.2
January 8 - 7.5 0.8-1.5 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.6-0.8 83.3 2.1
February 7 - 8.9 1.4-2.4 58.8 0.0-0.0 - 0.4-0.6 75.0 3.3
March 2 - 7.5 0.5-1.5 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 1.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 28 1 259 24-54 44.4 0-0 - 22-29 75.9 70
Conference 16 - 133 16-29 55.2 0-0 - 8-10 80.0 40
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 1 104 14-27 51.9 0-0 - 8-12 66.7 36
Away 14 - 138 9-24 37.5 0-0 - 10-13 76.9 28
Neutral 2 - 17 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 6
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Wins 11 - 93 14-25 56.0 0-0 - 7-8 87.5 35
Losses 17 1 166 10-29 34.5 0-0 - 15-21 71.4 35
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November 6 1 76 3-12 25.0 0-0 - 11-14 78.6 17
December 5 - 46 4-10 40.0 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 11
January 8 - 60 6-12 50.0 0-0 - 5-6 83.3 17
February 7 - 62 10-17 58.8 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 23
March 2 - 15 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 28 1 9.3 3.7-8.3 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 3.4-4.5 75.9 10.8
Conference 16 - 8.3 4.8-8.7 55.2 0.0-0.0 - 2.4-3.0 80.0 12.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 1 8.7 5.4-10.4 51.9 0.0-0.0 - 3.1-4.6 66.7 13.8
Away 14 - 9.9 2.6-7.0 37.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.9-3.8 76.9 8.1
Neutral 2 - 8.5 2.4-7.1 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 9.4-9.4 100.0 14.1
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Wins 11 - 8.5 6.0-10.8 56.0 0.0-0.0 - 3.0-3.4 87.5 15.1
Losses 17 1 9.8 2.4-7.0 34.5 0.0-0.0 - 3.6-5.1 71.4 8.4
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November 6 1 12.7 1.6-6.3 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 5.8-7.4 78.6 8.9
December 5 - 9.2 3.5-8.7 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 2.6-4.3 60.0 9.6
January 8 - 7.5 4.0-8.0 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 3.3-4.0 83.3 11.3
February 7 - 8.9 6.5-11.0 58.8 0.0-0.0 - 1.9-2.6 75.0 14.8
March 2 - 7.5 2.7-8.0 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 5.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 28 1 9.3 0.8 1.7 2.5 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.4
Conference 16 - 8.3 0.6 1.6 2.2 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 1 8.7 0.8 1.3 2.1 1.8 - 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.3
Away 14 - 9.9 0.9 2.1 3.0 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.6
Neutral 2 - 8.5 0.0 1.5 1.5 0.5 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
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Wins 11 - 8.5 0.8 2.1 2.9 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.5
Losses 17 1 9.8 0.8 1.4 2.2 1.6 - 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.4
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November 6 1 12.7 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.7 - 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.3
December 5 - 9.2 1.4 2.0 3.4 1.8 - 0.2 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.2
January 8 - 7.5 0.9 1.5 2.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.4
February 7 - 8.9 0.4 1.9 2.3 1.6 - 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.9
March 2 - 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 - 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 28 1 259 23 47 70 45 0 2 21 0.1 0 12
Conference 16 - 133 10 25 35 25 0 0 11 0.0 0 9
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 1 104 10 15 25 21 - 0 8 0.0 0 4
Away 14 - 138 13 29 42 23 0 2 13 0.2 0 8
Neutral 2 - 17 0 3 3 1 - 0 0 - 0 0
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Wins 11 - 93 9 23 32 18 0 1 10 0.1 0 5
Losses 17 1 166 14 24 38 27 - 1 11 0.1 0 7
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November 6 1 76 6 12 18 10 - 1 2 0.5 0 2
December 5 - 46 7 10 17 9 - 1 8 0.1 0 1
January 8 - 60 7 12 19 11 0 0 4 0.0 0 3
February 7 - 62 3 13 16 11 - 0 6 0.0 0 6
March 2 - 15 0 0 0 4 - 0 1 0.0 0 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 28 1 9.3 3.6 7.3 10.8 6.9 0.0 0.3 3.2 0.1 0.0 1.9
Conference 16 - 8.3 3.0 7.5 10.5 7.5 0.0 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.0 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 1 8.7 3.8 5.8 9.6 8.1 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.5
Away 14 - 9.9 3.8 8.4 12.2 6.7 0.0 0.6 3.8 0.2 0.0 2.3
Neutral 2 - 8.5 0.0 7.1 7.1 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
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Wins 11 - 8.5 3.9 9.9 13.8 7.7 0.0 0.4 4.3 0.1 0.0 2.2
Losses 17 1 9.8 3.4 5.8 9.2 6.5 0.0 0.2 2.7 0.1 0.0 1.7
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November 6 1 12.7 3.2 6.3 9.5 5.3 0.0 0.5 1.1 0.5 0.0 1.1
December 5 - 9.2 6.1 8.7 14.8 7.8 0.0 0.9 7.0 0.1 0.0 0.9
January 8 - 7.5 4.7 8.0 12.7 7.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 2.0
February 7 - 8.9 1.9 8.4 10.3 7.1 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.0 3.9
March 2 - 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.7 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0