Jan. 11, 2010
With the first week of conference play completed, the West Coast Conference announced its Players of the Week. On the men's side, Gonzaga's Matt Bouldin and Pepperdine's Mychel Thompson shared the men's award and Saint Mary's Louella Tomlinson took home the women's honor.
Men's Players of the Week
Matt Bouldin, GON
Bouldin scored 20 points, had a season-high nine assists and did not commit a turnover while playing all 40 minutes in 71-68 win at Portland. He went 10-11 from the line, including hitting six free throws in the final 32 seconds to help Gonzaga hold off the Pilots and scored final eight Gonzaga points of the first half - including back-to-back threes - as Gonzaga opened 42-36 halftime lead.
Mychel Thompson, PEP
Thompson scored a game-high 22 points and had one of the best three-point performances in school history to lead the Waves to a 79-75 victory in the 150th meeting with Loyola Marymount. He made a career-high six three-pointers on seven attempts (the school record for percentage is 1.000 at 6-for-6). He also pulled down a game-high-tying eight rebounds while adding three assists and three blocks. During the night, he moved into Pepperdine's career top 10 in three-pointers made (he now has 115). He scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half as Pepperdine rallied from a 38-25 halftime deficit.
Women's Player of the Week
Louella Tomlinson, SMC
Tomlinson led the Gaels to a 2-0 start in West Coast Conference action, with wins over San Francisco (76-64) and Santa Clara (83-55) to improve to 11-6 overall. In the game versus USF, Tomlinson scored a career-high 35 points and posted her ninth double-double of the season (12 rebounds) and was just two blocks shy of her fourth triple-double. Of her 35 points, she was 19-for-20 from the charity stripe, tying an SMC and WCC single game record in free throws made. Against Santa Clara, Tomlinson recorded her third straight double-double, finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds. On the weekend, Tomlinson shot 66.6 percent from the field (16-for-24) and averaged 26.5 ppg, boosting her overall shooting percentage to 62.8 from the field and an average of 17.8 ppg.