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Saint Mary's Lauren Nicholson Named WCC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 1, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its Women's Basketball Player of the Week for December 1, 2014.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - LAUREN NICHOLSON, JR., G
Junior guard Lauren Nicholson led the Gaels to three victories last week, including the Saint Mary's Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic title, being named MVP in the process.

To begin the week, Nicholson scored 22 points with four rebounds in a 99-91 win over Sacramento State. She would score 20 points with four rebounds in the win over Howard in the opening game of the SMC Classic. Then against previously unbeaten Iowa State, Nicholson poured in a game-high 25 points with five rebounds, including a key go-ahead three-pointer with 1:44 remaining in the game. The deep ball changed the game as the Gaels were leading by one at the time, with Nicholson's three making it a two-possession game.

For the week, the junior guard averaged 22.3 ppg, shot a blistering 59.5 percent from the field (25-for-42), connected on 4-for-10 from behind the arc, averaging 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Also Nominated: Morgan Bailey, BYU; Shelby Cheslek, Gonzaga; Sophia Ederaine, San Diego; Nici Gilday, Santa Clara; Leslie Lopez-Wood; Kari Luttinen, Portland; Taylor Proctor, San Francisco; Bria Richardson, Pepperdine

2014 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
December 1: Lauren Nicholson, Saint Mary's
November 24: Sophia Ederaine, San Diego
November 17: Maya Hood, San Diego