This is part two of our weekly list of outstanding men’s and women’s basketball performers. Our “players of the week” from 10 conferences throughout the country.
In a week that saw Evansville clinch its best league finish in over 10 years, Colt Ryan showed why he ended up as the MVC’s top scorer in conference play. At Creighton, the junior scored a career-high 43 points, marking just the fourth 40-point game in UE history and the first since 1992.
Drake’s Rachael Hackbarth extended her streak of consecutive double-doubles to 14, now totaling the nation’s leading total of 21 on the season. She did so while averaging 17.5 points and 14.0 rebounds in games at Bradley and UNI this week.
TCU senior J.R. Cadot recorded back-to-back double-doubles in wins at Air Force and at home against No. 18 New Mexico last week, leading TCU in scoring and rebounding in both contests. For the week, Cadot averaged 15.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals while shooting 55 percent from the field.
Courtney Clements led San Diego State to its first-ever outright Mountain West Conference regular season title, notching a pair of 20-point scoring outings, shooting 47.1 percent from the field and a perfect 14-for-14 from the free-throw line and had just one turnover in 69 total minutes.
Last weekend against Appalachian State, Trey Sumler poured in a career-high 27 points to go with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals, while playing 39 minutes against the Mountaineers. Sumler averaged 19.5 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as he helped Western Carolina close out the regular season on a four-game winning streak.
Chattanooga’s Taylor Hall scored a career-high 24 points against Appalachian State and connected on eight three-points in Chattanooga’s final two games. Later in the week she recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds at Davidson.
In critical wins over BYU and at San Diego, Gonzaga’s Elias Harris averaged 13.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game. In the victory over BYU, Harris scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for his fourth double-double in the last five games.
Katelan Redmon scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help guide the Bulldogs to a 77-60 win over BYU last Saturday. The victory clinched the WCC title outright for the Zags.
New Mexico State freshman Daniel Mullings scored 28 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists, all career high marks, in a 115-73 win over Hawaii. With that performance he became only the third Aggie in school history and 13th player in WAC history to record a triple-double.
Brittany Johnson led the San Jose State to wins over Nevada and Fresno State, snapping the Bulldogs’ 19-game WAC winning streak. Her week was highlighted by a 23 point, six rebounds and three assists performance against the Wolf Pack.
Thanks to NetScouts Correspondent Michael Plesha for his contributions to this post. Thanks to the MVC for the photo.