Feb. 11, 2008
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Johanna Solverson, IOWA
Sr., 6-2, F, Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich
Solverson takes home the first weekly honor of her career after helping the Hawkeyes claim sole possession of first place in the conference with wins over Michigan State and Penn State last week. The sixth-year senior netted her 1,000th career point with 18 tallies against the Spartans on Thursday, also adding a season-high eight assists. Against the Lady Lions on Sunday, the forward scored 16 points, including Iowa's first seven, also pulling down a game-high seven rebounds in just 24 minutes on the court. For the week, Solverson averaged 17 points, 6.5 rebounds and six assists per game while shooting .609 from the floor and .500 from three-point land.
Last IOWA POW: Crystal Smith (11/28/05)
FahKara Malone, PUR
So., G, 5-3, Evansville, Ind./Memorial
Malone earns her first career weekly honor after leading Purdue to a win over No. 19/19 Ohio State on Thursday. Malone netted a career-high 23 points on the strength of a career-high five three-pointers. On the night, the sophomore shot at a .692 clip with a .714 average from behind the arc. The guard also dished out five assists, recorded five steals and grabbed three rebounds while playing 39 of the game's 40 minutes. The win was the Boilermakers' first over a ranked opponent this season and also kept the squad tied with Iowa for first in the conference standings.
Last PUR POW: Katie Gearlds (2/19/07)