Mountain West Announces Women's Basketball Players of the Week - March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV forward Réjane Vérin and Wyoming forward Chaundra Sewell earned Mountain West Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week honors for games played from March 5-10, 2013. It is the third honor of the season for Sewell and the second for Vérin.

Vérin, a freshman from Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, averaged 22.0 points and 16.5 rebounds per game last week, as the Lady Rebels finished up the regular season with a 70-60 road win over Boise State and a 90-64 loss at Fresno State. Against the Broncos, she posted a 26-point, 19-rebound effort in her first double-double of the week, while shooting 45.5 percent (10-22) from the field. Her rebounding numbers were a career-high and a MW freshman record, while her points tied a career-high. Vérin also added a career-tying four steals, two blocked shots and an assist in the game. At Fresno State, Vérin scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to go along with three assists and a steal. She shot 72.7 percent (8-11) from the field and was a perfect 2-2 from the free throw line.

For the week, Vérin shot 54.5 percent (18-33) from the field and 72.7 percent (8-11) from the charity stripe, while averaging 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 37.0 minutes per game.

Sewell, a senior from Broomfield, Colo., led the Cowgirls to a 65-51 win over Colorado State last week, the Wyoming's only game of the week. Sewell scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds, including eight offensive boards. The double-double was her 11th of the season. She shot 60.0 percent (9-15) from the field and was 4-6 (66.7 percent) from the free throw line to go along with two assists and a steal.

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 12 - Lauren Lenhardt, Sr., F, Boise State
Nov. 19 - Lauren Lenhardt, Sr., F, Boise State
Nov. 26 - Courtney Clements, Sr., G, San Diego State
Dec. 3 - Courtney Clements, Sr., G, San Diego State
Dec. 10 - Chaundra Sewell, Sr., F, Wyoming
Dec. 17 - Chelsea Hopkins, Sr., G, San Diego State
Dec. 24 - Kayla Woodward, So., F, Wyoming
Dec. 31 - Chaundra Sewell, Sr., F, Wyoming
Jan. 7 - Taylor Thompson, Jr., G, Fresno State
Jan. 14 - Lauren Lenhardt, Sr., F, Boise State; Ki-Ki Moore, Jr., G, Fresno State
Jan. 21 - Chelsea Hopkins, Sr., G, San Diego State
Jan. 28 - Chelsea Hopkins, Sr., G, San Diego State
Feb. 4 - Kayla Woodward, So., F, Wyoming
Feb. 11 - Chelsea Hopkins, Sr., G, San Diego State
Feb. 18 - Ki-Ki Moore, Jr., G, Fresno State
Feb. 25 - Jimi Blagowsky, So., G, Air Force
March 4 - Courtney Clements, Sr., G, San Diego State; Réjane Vérin, Fr., F, UNLV
March 11 - Réjane Vérin, Fr., F, UNLV; Chaundra Sewell, Sr., F, Wyoming