Dec. 20, 2010
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- With the 2010-11 men's and women's basketball season underway, the West Coast Conference is pleased to announce its WCC Players of the Week selections.
Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Tim Douglas, Portland, Fr., Point Guard
Douglas erupted for a season-high 27 points off the bench to lift the University of Portland to a 78-67 road win against crosstown rival Portland State. Douglas broke down the Vikings' defense all game long and finished 10-for-13 from the field and 6-for-8 from the free throw line. He added an assist and a steal in just 23 minutes of action. The 27 points were the most scored by a Pilot this season and also the most by a UP freshman since Greg Anthony scored 31 against Pepperdine on Jan. 17, 1987.
Also Nominated: Robert Sacre, GON; Mychel Thompson, PEP; Mitchell Young, SMC
Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Lena Gipson, Santa Clara, RS SR, Forward
Gipson had 22 rebounds and scored the go-ahead basket with just over one minute left to lift Santa Clara past Pacific Thursday night at the Leavey Center, 52-47. Her 22 rebounds was one shy of a Santa Clara school record. The senior from Hanford, Calif. leads the WCC in rebounding and ranks among the nation's leaders. It was her third 20-rebound game of her Bronco career. She also had 11 points Thursday to record her fifth-straight double-double. Gipson made 7 of 11 shots Monday at Southern Utah, scoring 15 points and totaling 12 rebounds. She finished off the week by helping Santa Clara win its second-straight game, a 63-60 decision over Seattle on Sunday. Gipson had seven rebounds in that contest and needs just two more rebounds to move into second all-time in that category in SCU's 47-year women's basketball history.
Also Nominated: Courtney Vandersloot, GON; Lauren Bell, PEP; Morgan Woodrow, USD