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Rydalch 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 December 14, 2015.

Lexi Eaton Rydalch led the Cougars in the two in-state rival victories over Weber State and Utah and extended BYU’s win streak to six games and an 8-3 record to round out its nonconference portion of the 2015-16 season.

She tallied her sixth and seventh games with 20-plus points with a game-high 25 in the road win at Weber State. Rydalch nearly had a double-double after pulling down nine rebounds along with one assist and one steal. She shot 56 percent from the field in the win over the Wildcats.

In the home win over in-state rival Utah, Rydalch recorded her seventh game and third straight 20-plus point outing with a game-high 29. Before fouling out with four minutes left in the game, she had also pulled down six rebounds, dished out two assists and tied for game highs in steals with three. Rydalch went 4 of 7 from 3-point range and shot 48 percent from the field.

With the last three straight 20-plus scoring outings, she is six points away from reaching 2,000 points in her career. She’d become just the fifth BYU player to reach that milestone. She’s currently at 1,994 career points.

For the week, Rydalch averaged 27.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game. She shot 51.2 percent from the field, 58.3 from behind the arc and 50.0 percent from the charity stripe.

Also Nominated: Desire Finnie, Pacific; Devyn Galland, Saint Mary’s; Malina Hood, San Diego; Lori Parkinson, Santa Clara; Emma Stach, Gonzaga

2015-16 WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
12/14 – Lexi Rydalch, BYU
12/7 – Lauren Nicholson, Saint Mary's
11/30 – GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, Pacific & Morgan McGwire, Santa Clara
11/23 – Malina Hood, San Diego
11/16 –Sydney Raggio, Saint Mary's