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.
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.