Mountain West Announces Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Feb. 27, 2012

Feb. 27, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State guard Courtney Clements has earned Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for games played from Feb. 20-26, 2012. It is the third weekly award of the season for Clements.

Clements, a junior from Long Beach, Calif., led SDSU 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. The two contests helped her move from sixth all the way into first place in the conference in scoring per league outing.

In Tuesday's 68-55 win at Wyoming, Clements nearly single-handedly led SDSU to the MW title as the Aztecs notched their first-ever victory at Wyoming in the Mountain West era and since 1997. She scored her most points in a league game this season with 25, including 17 in the second half, as the game was just a one-point margin at the break. In the second half, Clements scored 17 of the team's first 19 points of the second half to give SDSU a five-point margin that they would never relinquish. She did not have a single turnover in 35 minutes, while also adding six rebounds and two steals.

On Saturday, Clements had a game-high 24 points in helping the Aztecs come back from a 13-point deficit to take a six-point lead in the second half. She notched 12 points in each half and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Clements made her first four shots of the second half to give the team its first lead since the 13:26 mark of the first half. However, SDSU lost to Colorado State, 68-65.

2011-12 Mountain West Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14 - Kelli Thompson, Jr., G, UNLV
Nov. 21 - Courtney Clements, Jr., G, San Diego State; Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV
Nov. 28 - Lauren Lenhardt, Jr., C, Boise State
Dec. 5 - Chelsea Prince, Fr., F, TCU
Dec. 12 - Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV
Dec. 19 - Malia Nahinu, Jr., C, San Diego State
Dec. 26 - Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV
Jan. 2 - Porche Torrance, Sr., F, New Mexico
Jan. 9 - Kati Isham, Sr., G, Boise State
Jan. 16 - Lauren Lenhardt, Jr., C, Boise State; Chelsea Hopkins, Jr., PG, San Diego State
Jan. 23 - Kayla Woodward, Fr., F, Wyoming
Jan. 30 - Courtney Clements, Jr., G, San Diego State
Feb. 6 - Kayla Woodward, Fr., F, Wyoming
Feb. 13 - Kim Mestdagh, Sr., G/F, Colorado State; Chelsea Hopkins, Jr., PG, San Diego State
Feb. 20 - Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV
Feb. 27 - Courtney Clements, Jr., G, San Diego State