Candice Wiggins Nabs Consecutive Pac-10 Player of the Week Honors
Feb. 4, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Stanford guard Candice Wiggins brought her record-breaking weekend to the appropriate end Monday, earning her conference-record ninth U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week honor. The selection marks the fourth time this season, and second consecutive week, that Wiggins has taken home the conference's weekly award.
Wiggins put together a historic week while helping Stanford avenge a pair of earlier losses this season against USC and UCLA. Thursday night against the Women of Troy, Wiggins not only scored a game-high 18 points, but also scored her 2,216th career point, making her Stanford's new all-time scoring leader and surpassing Kate Starbird's previous mark of 2,215 points. She also hit seven free throws on the night, becoming Stanford's all-time career free throws leader with 482, passing Val Whiting's previous mark of 481.
Saturday afternoon against UCLA, Wiggins continued her onslaught, scoring 31 points on 9-of-20 shooting (including 11-for-12 from the line), passing out five assists, and blocking a pair of shots in a fine all-around effort. Her performances over the weekend helped Stanford exact a measure of revenge on the only two conference teams to defeat the Cardinal this season, and also kept Stanford (19-3, 9-2 Pac-10) just a game behind California (19-3, 10-1) in the Pac-10 regular-season title chase.
The Cardinal will look to continue its winning ways with three road games this week, first heading south on 101 to visit the Santa Clara Broncos, then making its first trip to the Northwest this weekend, taking on Oregon Thursday night before closing things out with a Saturday night battle at Oregon State.
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