Feb. 17, 2009
|PEPPERDINE HOSTS PORTLAND ON CBS COLLEGE SPORTS THIS WEEK|
|As all eight teams get ready for the last two weeks of conference play, Portland at Pepperdine highlights this week's slate of games as the two will play in front of a national TV audience on CBS College Sports this Thursday. With a league-leading five game win streak and sole possession of second place, Portland is putting the pressure on Gonzaga for the top spot in the conference standings as it is only one game back. The WCC could be in for a shake up as the top four teams play each other this week. LMU (7-3) and Pepperdine (6-4) will take turns hosting Gonzaga (9-1) and Portland (8-2).|
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WCC Players of the Week: LMU's Renahy Young and Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot Earn Weekly Honor
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.
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.
San Diego's Amber Sprague is No. 1
Louella Tomlinson Leads Block Party at Saint Mary's
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