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Women's Basketball Players Of The Week

55 days ago
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Player of the Week: Tennessee guard Jordan Horston continued her stellar play in 2021-22, earning Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament honors at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout in Las Vegas over the weekend. The 6-foot-2 junior averaged 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per contest, as No. 11/10 Tennessee collected wins over Kansas and Oklahoma State at the event and improved to 6-0 on the season. The Lady Vols also won their third straight game over a Big 12 opponent after beginning the spree with a 74-70 overtime win over No. 12/21 Texas a week earlier. Horston has now led UT in scoring in all five of her games played this season, assuming a leadership role after starters Rae Burrell and Marta Suárez were sidelined by injuries. She has registered three double-doubles thus far and is two rebounds shy of having one in all five games. On Saturday vs. Oklahoma State, she nearly missed her first career triple-double and UT's second in less than a week when she led Tennessee to an 80-55 win over Oklahoma State with 17 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and an impressive +35 plus/minus. She was seven of 11 from the field and three of four from the free-throw line, as the Lady Vols posted their first wire-to-wire win and biggest scoring margin of the season. Her defense also helped UT limit OSU to 30.9 shooting from the field, including a dismal 2-of-21 effort beyond the arc. On Friday, Horston carded season double-double number three, firing in 14 points, pulling down 11 rebounds and adding a pair of assists and a blocked shot. She had the second-best plus/minus on the team at +19.

Freshman of the Week: Jersey Wolfenbarger helped Arkansas win both of its games this weekend, as the Hogs beat both Sam Houston and Belmont in back-to-back days. Against Sam Houston, Wolfenbarger put forth the best game of her young career, going for a season-best 16 points on an efficient 5-8 shooting clip. She also hit three of her four triples, showcasing the guard skills that make a player with her 6-5 frame so unique. The Fort Smith, Ark. native got into double figures for the second straight game, dropping in 10 more points against Belmont. Her night helped the Hogs drop 83 points on Belmont, the most surrendered by the Bruins since March 6, 2020. Wolfenbarger made three of her seven shots and hit three of her four attempts from the foul line. She also pulled down four rebounds and dished three assists. Over the two games in two days stretch, Wolfenbarger averaged 13 points, 3.5 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals per game.