SDSU's Courtney Clements Tabbed MW Player of the Week
Jan. 30, 2012
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State junior Courtney Clements (Long Beach, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performances in the team's two victories over Wyoming and Colorado State, the league office announced Monday. The honor is the second for Clements this season and in her career, after also being recognized back on Nov. 21.
Clements averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals last week as SDSU scored a pair of home wins. In Tuesday's game with Wyoming, she was the only Aztec in double-figures with 21 points, including 16 in the first half alone to give the squad a nine-point advantage at the break that it would never relinquish. She shot 50 percent from both the field (8-of-16) and from beyond the arc (3-of-6), while also tallying six rebounds and only one turnover in 35 minutes.
On Saturday, Clements recorded 19 points with 13 of those coming in the first half. She converted five of her eight shots from 3-point land, matching her career best for triples in a game. She also recorded three steals and five rebounds in the victory over the Rams.
Clements currently leads the Mountain West in scoring at 17.1 points per outing and ranks third in both 3-pointers made (2.3/g) and 3-point percentage (39.5). The 6-foot guard has tallied 20 or more points on seven occasions, has scored at least 17 in 13 contests and has reached double-figures in all but two of the squad's 20 games.
Clements is the first Aztec to earn two conference player-of-the week awards in 2011-12. Teammates Chelsea Hopkins (Jan. 16) and Malia Nahinu (Dec. 19) were also recognized earlier this season with their first career honors.
The Aztecs, whose current 12-game win streak ties as the fifth-longest in the nation, look to finish the first round of conference play with a perfect 7-0 record when they travel to Boise State on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT tip-off at Taco Bell Arena. SDSU is currently receiving votes (5) in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll for the second consecutive week.