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WCC Announces Players of the Week

Feb. 16, 2009

San Bruno, CA - Freshman guard Keion Bell averaged 16 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3.5 steals in leading Pepperdine to two victories over Santa Clara and San Diego. Against the Broncos, Bell helped the Waves rally back from a second-half 15-point deficit and sunk two free throws to give Pepperdine the lead for good. He then recorded his third double-double of the season in the game against San Diego, scoring 12 of the Waves' 15 final points and ending the Waves' nine-game losing streak to the Toreros. Pepperdine now has five conference wins, its most since the 2005 season.

Two sophomore guards share this week's player of the week honor on the women's side--Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot and Loyola Marymount's Renahy Young.

Sophomore guard Courtney Vandersloot averaged 19 points, 6.5 assists, and six rebounds while helping the Zags to two victories over Saint Mary's and San Francisco.


Vandersloot averaged 19 points, 6.5 assists, and six rebounds while helping the Zags to two victories over Saint Mary's and San Francisco. She shot 56.5 percent (13-for-23) from the field and 84.6 percent from the charity stripe. Against the Gaels, Vandersloot recorded a game-high 20 points, while tallying five assists, five boards, and four steals. Then against San Francisco, she was only two rebounds and two assists shy of a triple-double in the Zags' dominant (71-35) win over the Dons. Gonzaga continues to lead the league with a 9-1 conference record.

Sophomore guard Renahy Young averaged 20 points, four rebounds, and two assists in the Lions' wins over San Diego and Santa Clara.


Young continued her late-season resurgence this week with a 20-point, four-rebound, and two-assist average in the Lions' wins over San Diego and Santa Clara. Over the week, Young shot 57.7 percent from the floor, 57.1 percent from three-point territory, and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. Against the Toreros, Young sunk her first six shots, scoring 12 of her game-high 18 points in the first half in the Lions' victory--their 16th win of the season, topping last year's total. At Santa Clara, Young netted 22 points, going 7-for-12 from the floor, and recorded her fifth 20-point performance this season. Loyola Marymount is now in third place in the WCC standings.