Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ruthy Hebard, Sr., F, OREGON (Fairbanks, Alaska)
2 GP, 26.0 ppg, 13.5 rpg, .719 FG pct (23-32), .667 FT pct (6-9)
• Led No. 3 Oregon to a sweep of the L.A. schools, extending Oregon’s win streak to 12.
• Moved up to No. 7 on the Pac-12 all-time rebounding list (1,232 rebounds) and up to No. 11 on the all-time scoring list (2,246 points).
• In the 80-66 win over then-No.7 UCLA, had 30 points and 17 rebounds, recording a team-leading third 30-point game of the season. 14-of-19 from the floor, matching a season-high in field goals made and tying for eighth in Oregon single-game history.
• Against USC on Sunday (93-67), totaled 22 points and 10 rebounds for her second-straight double-double and fifth in the last eight games, for her 13th double-double of the season and 52nd of her career.
• First time this season receiving weekly honor and the second time in her career. Oregon’s 57th all time.
Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Reili Richardson, ASU; Cailyn Crocker, CAL; Mya Hollingshed, COLO; Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Kiana Williams, STAN; Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA; Alissa Pili, USC; Dru Gylten, UTAH; Amber Melgoza, WASH; Borislava Hristova, WSU.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Alissa Pili, Fr., F, USC (Anchorage, Alaska)
2 GP, 20.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.0 spg, .533 FG (16-30), .667 FT (8-12)
• Helped USC to a 1-1 week including a 72-66 upset victory over then-No. 11 Oregon State where she recorded her ninth double-double of the season with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
• Extended her double-digit streak to 10-straight games after Friday’s win and Sunday’s loss to third-ranked Oregon (67-93), putting up 14 points against the Ducks.
• Leads all Pac-12 freshmen with 14.8 points per game (8th overall) and 8.0 rebounds per game (4th overall).
• Leads USC with 19 double-digit scoring games this season.
• Third time this season receiving weekly freshman honor, including USC’s seventh all-time.
Also nominated: Helena Pueyo, ARIZ; Cailyn Crocker, CAL; Jaylyn Sherrod, COLO; Taylor Jones, OSU; Brynna Maxwell, UTAH.