Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
The Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will feature five games this week, starting with four games on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Finals and holiday season is in full swing. All 11 Mountain West teams will be taking significant breaks over the next three weeks. San Diego State is in the midst of a 12-day break between games and resumes play on Dec. 15 when it hosts UCLA.
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). Rodriguez scored a career-high 21 points against Utah Valley last week, while Askew tied her career-high of 21 at Portland.
Nevada hosted its annual “When I Grow Up” Event today against Grand Canyon. The Wolf Pack partnered with the Washoe County School District for a gameday field trip for the local elementary and middle schoolers. The game set a women’s basketball attendance record with 4,307 fans at Lawlor Events Center.
Air Force’s Jimi Blagowsky and Camille Thompson turned in career performances in the Falcons’ win over North Dakota State on Dec. 6. Blagowsky recorded a career-high 26 points and nine rebounds, while Thompson set new marks with 23 points and six assists.
Several MW players earned recognition at last week’s Falcon Classic. Wyoming senior Fallon Lewis was named the tourney MVP, while teammate Kayla Woodward and Air Force’s Cherae Medina were also named to the all-tournament team.
Colorado State had five players score double figures in a single game for the third time this season on Dec. 8 at Denver. Gritt Ryder led the team with 18, followed by Sam Martin and Caitlin Duffy with 14 each, AJ Newton posted 11 and Ellen Nystrom had 10.
UNLV is one win away from reaching the 700-victories mark all-time as a program. In their 40th season, the Lady Rebels are 699-440 all-time, ranking 45th in the NCAA in total wins.