Jan. 27, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for January 27, 2014.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – HAIDEN PALMER, SR., G, GONZAGA
Senior Haiden Palmer led the Bulldogs to two road victories this past week by averaging 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game, while shooting 54.5 percent (18-of-33) from the field and 50.0 percent from the 3-point arc (5-of-10).
Palmer began the week recording her second 30-plus point game of the season, scoring a career-high 32 points in Gonzaga’s 91-82 overtime victory at Loyola Marymount University. She joined five other Zag players to have scored 32 points in a game – which is the sixth highest point total in program history. She matched a career-high 14 field goals in the victory – including two 3-pointers – and sank 2-of-3 free throws. Seventeen of her points came in the opening stanza, while five of her points came in the crucial overtime. Palmer also made three steals and grabbed seven boards – three of which were offensive.
The Moreno Valley, Calif., native followed that performance up with scoring 11 points – her fifth-straight double-digit outing - in the Bulldogs 69-39 win at Pepperdine University. She hit 4-of-9 from the field, including a season-tying high three 3-pointers. She added three assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action.
Palmer’s play allowed Gonzaga to close out the first half of league action with an 8-1 record and improve its overall mark to 18-3.
Also nominated: Morgan Bailey, BYU; Hailie Eackles, Pacific; Sophia Ederaine, San Diego; Deanna Johnson, Loyola Marymount; Jo Paine, Santa Clara
2013-14 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nov. 11: Kendall Kenyon, Pacific and Jackie Nared, Saint Mary’s
Nov. 18: Jennifer Hamson, BYU
Nov. 25: Danielle Mauldin, Saint Mary’s
Dec. 2: Danielle Mauldin, Saint Mary’s
Dec. 9: Sunny Greinacher, Gonzaga
Dec. 16: Katelyn McDaniel, San Diego
Dec. 23: Jackie Nared, Saint Mary’s
Dec. 31: Danielle Mauldin, Saint Mary’s
Jan. 6: Bria Richardson, Pepperdine
Jan. 13: Sunny Greinacher, Gonzaga
Jan. 20: Jackie Nared, Saint Mary’s
Jan. 27: Haiden Palmer, Gonzaga