Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
The Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will feature 11 games this week, starting with three on opening night, Thursday, Nov. 12.
Utah State sophomore Makenlee Williams scored a career-high 35 points in the Aggies’ 103-46 win over Black Hills State on Nov. 9. Williams’ 35 points tied for fourth on the USU single-game scoring list.
With UNLV trailing 70-65 to Santa Clara late in the season opener on Nov. 8, Lady Rebel sophomore Réjane Vérin scored eight points of a 12-0 run to end the game with a 77-70 UNLV win.
New Mexico’s 69-65 win over Loyola Marymount on Nov. 9 was sixth-year senior Sara Halasz’ 100th game in a Lobo uniform.
Boise State features 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).
Air Force’s season opener against then-No. 12 North Carolina was its first contest against a nationally-ranked team since January 2010, when the Falcons hosted No. 25 TCU. The Tar Heels were also the highest-ranked opponent that the Falcons have faced since December 2001, when Air Force visited No. 8 Baylor.
Several rookies made the most of their collegiate debuts in the 2013-14 opening weekend. Colorado State true freshman Ellen Nystrom registered the first double-double of her career in her first collegiate contest with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Nov. 8 against UC-Colorado Springs in an 87-82 overtime win. San José State true freshman Jasmine Smith posted 25 points and 11 rebounds in the Spartans’ 100-78 season-opening victory against San Francisco State on Nov. 8.