Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Women's Basketball Accolades
Nov. 29, 2010
Player of the Week:
Jantel Lavender earns her second Big Ten Player of the Week honor of the season after averaging 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks, shooting 69.0 percent (20-of-29) from the field in two Ohio State wins last week. The Cleveland native scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots in the Buckeyes' 80-47 win over East Tennessee State on Monday. She followed with 25 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in an 88-69 triumph over UNC Wilmington on Sunday. Lavender set a school record for career field goals in Sunday's win with 879. The weekly award marks the 15th of her career, good for second-most in Big Ten history.
Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jantel Lavender (Nov. 15, 2010)
Co-Freshmen of the Week:
Illinois' Alexis Burke averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists last week and scored in double digits in three games en route to Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week laurels. Burke scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and pulled in four rebounds in the Illini's 104-63 win over Cal Poly on Monday before recording 18 points and six rebounds in a 69-48 win over Long Beach State on Friday. The newcomer posted her second 18-point effort of the week, nailing 4-of-6 from behind the arc against No. 14 North Carolina to clinch All-Tournament Team honors at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Karisma Penn (March 1, 2010)
Maggie Lucas, Penn State
Penn State's Maggie Lucas earns her second consecutive Big Ten weekly award after posting 15.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game for the Lady Lions last week. Lucas posted eight points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists in Penn State's 70-58 win over Utah on Thursday, following with an 11-point effort against No. 23 Green Bay on Friday. She wrapped up the week on a high note, pouring in 27 points, including seven three-pointers, along with three rebounds and two steals in a 71-65 win over Hartford to earn All-Tournament Team distinction at the Caribbean Challenge.
Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Maggie Lucas (Nov. 22, 2010)
2010-11 Big Ten Players of the Week