Women's basketball players of the week announced

SAN FRANCISCO - A pair of post players nab the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week for the week of Dec. 1-6, the Conference office announced today. OREGON’s Jillian Alleyne was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA’s Kristine Anigwe was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second-straight week.

Senior Jillian Alleyne (Fontana, Calif.) posted a pair of double-doubles in leading the Ducks to wins over San Jose State (104-74) and Utah Valley (79-68) at home. Averaging 24.0 points and 19.5 rebounds per game over the two contests, she has recorded a double-double in 23-consecutive games, besting her previous streak of 22 set between her sophomore and junior seasons. It is also an Oregon record. Alleyne was 12-for-17 for 26 points in the victory over SJSU also grabbing 20 rebounds for her ninth 20-rebound game of her career and her first of the season. She had 22 points and 19 boards in the win over UVU, also adding three blocks. Alleyne shot 71.9 percent from the floor as UO is off to a 7-0 start to the season, the team’s best since 2004-05.

Freshman post player Kristine Anigwe (Phoenix, Ariz.) had another impressive week, averaging 35.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game to help the Golden Bears to a 1-1 week. Anigwe had 43 points in a win over Sacramento State over the weekend, tying for the seventh-highest point total in league history with only 15 others tallying just as many or more all-time. Anigwe led Cal to the 117-99 decision, as the Bears also set the program’s single-game scoring record. Anigwe had back-to-back 12-rebound games, tallying 27 points in the loss to Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 64-63, to open the Cal Classic in Berkeley, and was named to the All-Tournament team. She also shot 64.4 percent (29-45) from the floor and 75.0 from the free throw line (12-16) for the weekend.It is Alleyne’s fourth-career player of the week honor and Oregon’s 42nd all-time. Anigwe earns the weekly honor for the third time this season and is the seventh weekly rookie nod for the Golden Bears all-time.

A player of the week has been selected every week since 1986-87, the first year the Conference sponsored women’s sports. A freshman of the week was first selected in 2012-13. The Pac-12 Player and Freshman of the Week are voted on by a panel of media that regularly cover Pac-12 women’s basketball.

Both the Ducks and Bears have a light schedule this week, each taking a week off before getting back on the court on Saturday, Dec. 12. Oregon will host Portland and Cal hosts Nebraska on Pac-12 Networks.

Also Nominated:

PLAYER: Malena Washington, ARIZ; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Ruth Hamblin, OSU; Jordin Canada, UCLA; Jordan Adams, USC; Paige Corzon, UTAH; Kelsey Plum, WASH; Borislava Hristova, WSU.

FRESHMAN: Katie McWilliams, OSU; Erika Bean, UTAH; Borislava Hristova, WSU.

2015-16 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week

Date Player Freshman
Nov. 16 Courtney Range, CAL Kristine Anigwe, CAL
Nov. 23 Jordin Canada, UCLA Borislava Hristova, WSU
Nov. 30 Lili Thompson, STAN Kristine Anigwe, CAL
Dec. 7 Jillian Alleyne, ORE Kristine Anigwe, CAL
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