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WCC Announces Players Of The Week

Jan. 5, 2009

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga junior Heather Bowman and San Diego senior Gyno Pomare are this week's WCC Players of the Week for their performances in leading their respective teams to key wins.

Bowman, a 6-2 forward from Spokane, Wash., helped the Bulldogs close out their non-conference action with a 1-1 week. She averaged 26.0 points and 9.5 rebounds, while shooting a sizzling 62.5 percent (20-32) from the field and a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe.

Bowman began the week scoring a game-high 19 points in the Zags 77-58 setback to then-No. 8 University of Tennessee. She then poured in a career-high 33 points, along with 12 boards, her 19th career double-double, in the Bulldogs 93-70 victory over Saint Joseph's.

As of Jan. 2, Bowman has amassed 1,330 career points at Gonzaga to rank her eighth all-time. This is Bowman's third Player of the Week accolade of the season and eighth of her career.

Gonzaga's Heather Bowman shot a blistering 62.5 percent from the field against Tennessee and Saint Joseph's.


Pomare started the week with a double-double at Mississippi State with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds in the Toreros' 64-61 overtime win. Pomare was clutch down the stretch for the Toreros as his put-back bucket with 21 seconds left in regulation knotted the score at 53-all and sent the game into overtime. In overtime, he scored with four seconds remaining to seal the win for the Toreros. In the process, Pomare became San Diego's all-time leading scorer, passing Stan Washington (1,472 -- 1971-74).

The Oceanside, CA native followed that up with a team-high 20 points in the Toreros' 80-70 win over Marshall. Pomare connected on 8-of-14 shots from the field, added four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

For the week, Pomare averaged 15.0 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game, 1.5 blocks per game, and 1.5 steals per game. The weekly conference honor is Pomare's first of the season and the fourth of his career.