The following are our players of the week ending February 5, 2012 for the Mid-Major conferences.
Temple senior guard Ramone Moore averaged 23.5 points per game in two wins for the Owls. He scored 25 points against Fordham on 9-of-16 from the field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range.
Shey Peddy of Temple helped the Owls to an undefeated week. The senior averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds as Temple topped cross-town rival Saint Joseph’s (80-70) on February 1 and a 69-51 victory over Fordham on February 4.
Kwame Vaughn had one of the best single-game scoring performances in Cal State Fullerton history to garner Men’s Player of the Week accolades. The 6-3 guard erupted for a career-high 37 points on 11 of 15 shooting to go along with six rebounds and six assists as the Titans drubbed UC Santa Barbara, 99-86. The 37 points equaled the fifth-best scoring game in Titan history.
Cal State Northridge senior, Jasmine Erving scored a career-high 36 points against UC Irvine. The six-foot-two center led the Matadors last week in a pair of road wins with two double-doubles, giving her 11 on the season. At UC Riverside, Erving helped the Matadors rally from a 14-point deficit scoring 22 points, while grabbing 10 of her 11 total rebounds in the second half in a 64-58 victory.
Delaware’s Jamelle Hagins averaged 18.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in his team’s 2-0 week. The junior forward tallied a career-high 23 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks in an 85-80 victory at JMU and had 13 points and nine boards in a 65-60 win over first-place George Mason.
Tia Lewis led Old Dominion to a 1-1 week and averaged a team-best 16.0 points and 10.5 rebounds. She posted double-doubles in both games, including 15 points and 11 boards in the 81-79 road win over Hofstra.
UAB forward Cameron Moore led the Blazers to a pair of C-USA wins. The senior averaged 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game in the two Blazer victories. Moore recorded a season-high 25 points along with 13 rebounds and five block performance against Houston on Wednesday.
Sophomore Akil Simpson averaged 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 30.5 minutes per game for SMU. In a loss to Tulane, she scored career-high 25 points, matching the second most points by a player against the Green Wave this season.
Kendrick Perry of Youngstown State led the Penguins to a 2-1 week. The sophomore averaged 25.7 points, 4.0 assists and 3.7 steals per game while shooting 60 percent from the field. With eight conference wins, the Penguins have set a new program mark for most League victories since joining the Horizon League in 2001-02.
Butler sophomore Jenna Cobb helped the Bulldogs move to over .500 in conference play with two road wins last weekend. On Thursday against Cleveland State, Cobb had a career-high 21 points and also pulled down seven rebounds as Butler defeated the Vikings, 68-60.
Garrett Stutz from Wichita State led his team to an undefeated week. Stutz led the Shockers in scoring and rebounding with 25 points and 11 rebounds in a 74-67 win over Missouri State. For the week, the senior led the conference in scoring (24.5 ppg), rebounding (13.0 rpg), and blocked shots (3.0 bpg).
Missouri State’s Karly Buer led the Lady Bears in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.0 rpg) in two road victories over Creighton and Drake last week. Thursday at Drake, Buer scored 15 points to go with career highs in rebounds (8) and minutes (37) in MSU’s 69-66 win.
San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin averaged 20.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in the Aztecs two wins this week. In the victory over Boise State, Franklin led SDSU with 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds. The sophomore was also 9-for-10 from the free-throw line which marked a career high.
Freshman phenom Kayla Woodward led Wyoming to an undefeated week. She averaged 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 56.0 percent from the field. With wins over TCU (64-54) and UNLV (51-47, OT), the Cowgirls moved into a three-way tie for third place in the conference.
Elon’s Jack Isenbarger had an outstanding week shooting. Isenbarger averaged 29.5 points and 5.5 rebounds for the week. The sophomore had his best outing of the season with 34 points and 4 assists in a narrow 71-66 victory over Citadel.
Paige Anderson of Samford led her team to two Southern Conference wins. In the Jan. 28th, 67-53 victory over Elon, Anderson led all scorers with 22 points. She scored 12 points in last Monday’s 83-40 win over UNC Greensboro.
BYU’s Brandon Davies led the Cougars to wins over No. 24 Gonzaga and Portland. He averaged 16.5 points, nine rebounds and 4.5 steals per game, including a 15 point outing against Gonzaga. At Portland Davies flirted with a triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds, a career-best eight steals and four assists.
Pepperdine senior guard Lauren Bell scored a career-high 26 points and tied her career-high with four three-pointers in a 61-49 win over No. 22 BYU. The San Bruno, California native shot 9-of-14 from the field, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.
Hawaii’s Joston Thomas helped rally Hawai’i to an 83-81 overtime road victory at San Jose State last week. Thomas scored a career-high 29 points with 12 rebounds to notch his fourth double-double of the season.
Utah State senior forward Ashlee Brown led the Aggies to two conference wins. In the win over San Jose State, she posted her sixth double-double of the season with game highs of 30 points and 14 rebounds. She helped erase as 12-point second-half deficit with five steals, three assists and two blocks.
Michael Plesha is a Correspondent for NetScouts Basketball and can be followed on twitter @MichaelPlesha. Thanks to Temple University, Mitchell Leff, Utah State University and Wichita State University for the photos.