DENVER Boise State’s Jessica Thompson has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 10. It is Thompson’s first the season and the third of her career.
Thompson, a junior from Temecula, Calif. (Temecula Valley HS), led Boise State to a perfect 3-0 record last week with wins over Oral Roberts, Washington, and Washington State. Thompson fronted the Broncos in the scoring column in all three contests with 17 points against Oral Roberts, a season-high 21 points versus Washington, and 17 at Washington State. Against the Cougars, Thompson recorded 13 second half points to help the Broncos rally from 16 points down with 14:20 to play to take a 71-64 win. The win at WSU marked Boise State’s second win over a Pac-10 team on the week.
The third-year guard averaged 18.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 3.0 blocks in 29 minutes per game last week. She is now one of two Broncos to record double figure points in all nine games this season. Thompson also shot 44.2 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from long range, and 75 percent from the charity stripe.
Other nominees included: Fresno State senior guard Tierre Wilson scored a career-high 28 points in a 66-55 road win at Long Beach State ... Louisiana Tech sophomore forward Shanavia Dowdell averaged 13.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in the Lady Techsters two games last week ... Nevada junior guard Dellena Criner scored in double figures in both of Nevada’s games last week, helping the Pack to a 1-1 record ... New Mexico State senior forward Anikia Jawara scored a season-high 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting against UTEP last week. Jawara averaged 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two game for the Aggies ... Utah State junior guard Danyelle Snelgro scored 13 points to help the Aggies to a second-straight win.