DENVER - Boise State’s Jessica Thompson has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 29. This is the second WAC Player of the Week honor for the sophomore this season and the fourth for the Broncos this year. Thompson’s first honor was just two weeks ago on January 15 following the Broncos’ sweep of New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech on the road.
Thompson, a guard from Temecula, Calif. (Temecula Valley), led Boise State to a sweep of last week’s games, an 80-38 win over Utah State on Thursday and an 85-55 victory over Idaho on Saturday, as the Broncos remain on top of the WAC standings with an undefeated 7-0 mark. During the week, the sophomore guard shot an impressive 70.8 percent (17-of-24) from the hardwood, hit 33.3 percent (1-of-3) from beyond the arc and 100 percent (2-of-2) from the free throw line. The guard also averaged 7.5 rebounds (5.0 offensive boards per game) in 22.5 minutes of action per game.
Against Utah State she recorded her seventh 20-plus point game of the season with 21 against the Aggies. She shot a sizzling 81.8 percent (9-of-11) from the floor versus Utah State, in addition to hitting 50 percent (1-of-2) from the three-point line and pulling down five rebounds. On Saturday against
On Saturday against Idaho, Thompson recorded her second career double-double on team highs for points with 16 and rebounds with 10. She shot 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from the floor against the Vandals and grabbed six offensive boards while dishing out two assists in 23 minutes.
Other nominees included: Tanya Smith of Hawai’i averaged 16.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg as the Rainbow Wahine went 1-1 . Shan Moore of Louisiana Tech scored 17 points in the Lady Techsters’ win over Fresno State . Dellena Criner of Nevada scored 17 points as the Wolf Pack defeated Fresno State for the first time on the road . Anikia Jawara of New Mexico State averaged 20 ppg as the Aggies went 1-1 last week ... Danyelle Snelgro of Utah State scored 17 points in two games, averaging 3.5 apg.