Andrea Bills Named Women's Basketball Player of Week
Dec. 30, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Oregon senior center Andrea Bills has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 22-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Bills, from Moreno Valley, Calif., led Oregon to a home sweep of California and No. 5 Stanford. For the week, she averaged 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 10-of-16 (62.5 percent) from the field and 8-of-11 (72.7) from the foul line. She also had two blocked shots, two steals and two assists combined in the two games.
In Oregon's 62-58 win over Stanford on Dec. 29, she co-led the team with 15 rebounds to go with a game-high 18 points for her first double-double on the year. She grabbed nine second-half rebounds, four of them offensive, to help Oregon come back from an 11-point deficit. She made 5-of-10 from the field and shot a career-best 8-of-11 from the foul line in 34 minutes of play. Her interior presence held Stanford's three starting inside players to 9-of-27 shooting.
It was the highest ranked team Oregon has defeated since beating No. 5-ranked Maryland in 1983.
In an 81-50 win over Cal on Dec. 27, she made 5-of-6 from the field and co-led the team with six rebounds in just 13 minutes of play. She also blocked two shots in that game and had one steal.
The Ducks travel to play USC (6-4, 0-1) on Sunday at 2 p.m. and then No. 23-ranked UCLA (7-3, 1-0) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for Bills and is the 26th all-time selection for Oregon.
ALSO NOMINATED: Kiki Williams, CAL; Mandy Close, OSU; Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Kristen O'Neill, WASH; Kate Benz, WSU.
2004-05 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 29- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 6- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 13- Kylan Loney, ASU; Dec. 20- Dee-Dee Wheeler; Dec. 29- Andrea Bills, ORE.
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