SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for January 18, 2016.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – KALANI PURCELL, JR, F - BYU
Kalani Purcell repeats as the WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after averaging a double-double on the week and leading BYU to a tie for first place in the conference standings with an upset win over the reigning WCC regular season champion, Gonzaga.
Purcell She averaged 15.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game while shooting 52.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point range and 53.3 percent from the free throw line. She had back-to-back double-doubles in the upset win over Gonzaga on Thursday night and in the win over Portland Saturday afternoon when she nearly posted a triple-double.
Against the Bulldogs, Purcell tied her season high in points with 17 and pulled down a game-best 16 rebounds. She added two assists and one steal in the game. In the win over the Pilots, Purcell scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the year and the fourth in WCC action. She nearly had a triple-double from eight assists along with a career- and game-high six steals. Purcell also added one block in the win over Portland.
For the week, Purcell totaled 31 points, 27 rebounds, 10 assists, seven steals and one block.
Also Nominated: Hailie Eackles, Pacific; Devon Brookshire, Saint Mary’s; Maya Hood, San Diego; Taylor Proctor, San Francisco; Lori Parkinson, Santa Clara
2015-16 WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1 (11/16) –Sydney Raggio, Saint Mary's
Week 2 (11/23) – Malina Hood, San Diego
Week 3 (11/30) – GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, Pacific & Morgan McGwire, Santa Clara
Week 4 (12/7) – Lauren Nicholson, Saint Mary's
Week 5 (12/14) – Lexi Rydalch, BYU
Week 6 (12/21) – Ameela Li, Pacific
Week 7 (12/28) – Maya Hood, San Diego
Week 8 (1/4) – Georgia Stirton, Gonzaga
Week 9 (1/11) – Kalani Purcell, BYU
Week 10 (1/18) – Kalani Purcell, BYU