DENVER Boise State’s Tasha Harris has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 12. This is the first WAC Player of the Week of the season and Harris' first career player of the week honor.
Harris, a junior forward from Longmont, Colo. (Skyline), led the Boise State women’s basketball team to an opening weekend sweep with home wins over Loyola Marymount (71-67) and Montana (70-64). Harris started both games at the point for the Broncos where she led the team in scoring each night. She recorded 17 points, four rebounds, shot 50 percent (6-12) from the floor, 40 percent (2-5) from beyond the arc, and 75 percent (3-4) from the foul line against LMU on Friday. The junior guard then recorded a career-high 25 points against Montana on Sunday to go with three boards and three assists while shooting 52.9 percent (9-17) from the field and 66.7 percent from the charity stripe.
On the week, she averaged 21 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and shot 51.7 percent from the floor, 27.3 percent from three-point range, and 69.2 percent from the free throw line in 32.5 minutes of action per game.
Other nominees included: Senior guard Tierre Wilson of Fresno State led the Bulldogs in scoring with 21 points in a near upset of No. 13 California ... Senior forward Sherell Neal became the 16th New Mexico State women’s basketball player to score over 1,000 career points in the Aggies season opener on Nov. 9, when she scored 19 points to lift NMSU to a 66-51 victory over UC Irvine ... Utah State senior guard Taylor Richards led the Aggies with 18 points and six rebounds against Pacific on Friday night.