Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
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Mountain West action continues this week with 10 games on the slate. Colorado State and Fresno State lead the standings with 5-1 records, while UNLV is close behind at 4-1. The MW’s 11 teams will play 18 intra-league games to determine a regular-season champion and seeding for the 2014 Reese’s Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship, March 10-15, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
New Mexico held its annual ‘Pack The Pit’ event on Jan. 18 and recorded a season-high attendance of 6,911 against Fresno State. The Lobos lead the league in home attendance with an average crowd of 5,848.
Fresno State senior Taylor Thompson became the program’s all-time career steals leader with three against New Mexico on Jan. 18. Thompson now has 278 career steals, passing former Bulldog Rosie Moult’s mark of 276 set in 2013. This Wednesday’s game at Nevada will be the 115th game of Thompson’s FS career.
Air Force’s Cherae Medina ranks 10th all-time on the Falcons NCAA I-era single-season assists list with 73 and 10th on the program’s career assists list with 216. She is third on the career list among players from the Division I era.
Colorado State had three different players register double-doubles against Utah State on Jan. 15, marking the third time it has happened in CSU history and the first time in 35 seasons. Senior Sam Martin led the trio with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Ellen Nystrom had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Gritt Ryder came up with 10 points to go with a career-high 14 assists.
Utah State senior Jennifer Schlott was named to the Nancy Lieberman Award watch list last week. The award honors the top point guard in the nation and is given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Schlott leads the Mountain West with 23.8 points and 6.4 assists per game.
Boise State featured one of the youngest starting lineups in the country with three sophomores (Miquelle Askew, Lexie Der, Kieahnna Engel) and two freshmen (Yaiza Rodriguez, Brooke Pahukoa) through the first 10 games of the season.
New Mexico senior Sara Halasz has been named an official nominee for the Allstate Good Works Team® by the Women’s Basketball Coaches of America (WBCA). Halasz is one of only 84 NCAA Division I women’s basketball athletes to be named a candidate for the award. The Good Works Team® honors college basketball players who represent good teamwork, community service and leadership.