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Las Cruces, NM — New Mexico State sophomore guard Abby Scott has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 13-19. This is her first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.
The Madras, Ore., native led New Mexico State to a pair of WAC victories last week, breaking a school and conference record along the way. Scott opened the week with a career-high 36 points, including 11 three-pointers, breaking both the WAC and NM State single-game records for three-pointers in a game and ranking tied for second place all-time in the NCAA record books. Scott added five rebounds and four assists in the Aggies’ 82-61 win over Chicago State, and accounted for nearly half of NM State’s points in the game. She followed it up with 25 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 106-77 win over Utah Valley. For the week, Scott averaged 30.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists, well above her season averages of 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists entering the week. She made 17 treys over the two games and shot 46.3 percent from downtown.
Other nominees included: Chicago State’s Tierra Williams averaged 17.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals on the week ... Stacey Barr of Idaho averaged 22.0 points on 67 percent shooting, 57.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the Vandals went 2-0 last week ... Kansas City’s Eilise O’Connor averaged 27.0 points and 8.0 rebounds on the week and made a WAC and Kansas City record 22 free throws against NM State, the most in the NCAA this season and one shy of the NCAA record ... Kacie Sowell of Seattle U averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as the Redhawks went 1-1 on the week ... Texas-Pan American’s Shawnte’ Goff averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals as the Broncs went 2-0 last week.
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