DENVER – Boise State senior point guard Tasha Harris has been named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 23-29. This is the first WAC Player of the Week honor of the season for Harris and the fifth of her career.
Harris, a Longmont, Colo. (Skyline) native, led Boise State to a 3-0 record last week to remain undefeated on the season. She opened the week with a team-high 18 points and a game-high seven assists in a 79-55 victory at Utah Valley last Tuesday. In the first game of the Lady Rebel Round-Up over the weekend, Harris led the Broncos to the title and was named tournament MVP. In a 74-66 win over host UNLV, she finished with 13 points on 60 percent shooting and five rebounds. She then scored a team-high 23 points to go with nine rebounds and three steals in the championship game against Washington State. The senior hit three free throws in the final 25 seconds, including one with two seconds left, to clinch the win. For the week, Harris averaged 18.0 points on 51 percent shooting, 5.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 29.3 minutes per game. She also moved from fifth place to third on the Boise State career scoring list with 1,395 points.
Other nominees included: Fresno State’s Jaleesa Ross averaged 27.0 points, including a career-high 33 against Boston College, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists and was named to the all-tournament team at the SMU Hoops For the Cure Tournament … Keisha Kanekoa of Hawai’i averaged 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists and was named to the all-tournament team at the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Idaho’s Rachele Kloke averaged 10.7 points and 4.7 rebounds on the week … Jasmine Bendolph of Louisiana Tech had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in a road win over Arkansas State … Nevada’s Nicole Williams averaged 8.7 points and 3.3 rebounds and was named to the all-tournament team at the Nugget Classic … Jasmine Lowe of New Mexico State averaged 14.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals as the Aggies went 2-1 on the week ... Utah State’s Banna Diop scored a career-high 13 points to go with four rebounds and three blocks in a rout of Montana Western.