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Gonzaga’s Barta Named WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for November 21, 2016.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – JILL BARTA, SOPH., F - GONZAGA
The redshirt sophomore scored her fourth-highest career point total and season-high as she dropped 26 points to lead Gonzaga to a 68-63 win at No. 11/7 Stanford, the first win against the Cardinal in program history.   

Barta shot a scorching 80-percent from the field (8-10), her best career field-goal percentage, and was a perfect three-of-three from 3, the only time she has gone 100-percent making at least three from beyond the arc, with all of them coming in the crucial second half.  

The forward was nails from the foul line as well, making seven-of-eight, including two with 16 seconds left to increase the lead from one to three.  She grabbed three boards, had an assist, and steal in 34 minutes of action as Stanford lost at home for only the eighth time since 2007.  

Also Nominated: Cassie Broadhead, BYU; Jessica Johnson, Loyola Marymount; GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, Pacific; Sydney Raggio, Saint Mary’s; Maya Hood, San Diego; Rachel Howard, San Francisco

2016-17 WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1 (11/14) – GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, Jr., G, Pacific
Week 2 (11/21) – Jill Barta, Soph., F, Gonzaga