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Women's Basketball Players of the Week

135 days ago
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Co-Players of the Week: Missouri's Aijha Blackwell has recorded double-doubles in seven-consecutive games. She is tied for the lead nationally with 13 double-doubles on the year. Blackwell leads the nation in rebounding, and she is the only player to average over 10 defensive rebounds per game. Against a pair of Top 15 opponents, Blackwell led the Tigers in scoring with 26.5 points per game and 15 rebounds per game. She went 18-for-31 (.581) with 63.6% (14-of-22) at the free throw ling on the week. Blackwell had her highest assist total of the season vs. Georgia.

South Carolina's Aliyah Boston broke and extended the program record for consecutive double-doubles with her 10th and 11th in a row. Against Texas A&M, the record was hers in just her first 13 minutes on the court as she had 15 points and 10 boards by halftime. Nine of her 15 rebounds against A&M came on the offensive end, which she turned into 12 of her 19 points in the game. Against Arkansas, scored 11 of her 19 points and grabbed six of her 13 rebounds in the second quarter as Gamecocks opened a nine-point halftime lead. In the fourth quarter, ended a 15-0 Arkansas run that cut the Gamecocks' lead to five with a pair of free throws that sparked a 7-0 surge that closed out the win, adding a layup and offensive rebound to that effort.

Freshman of the Week: Florida's Alberte Rimdal scored a career-high 17 points on a perfect 6-of-6 performance from the field (5-for-5 from deep), also both career-bests in 22 minutes for the Gators at Alabama. She hit 3-of-3 from the free throw line at Alabama which also equals a career-best. She drained a three with 2:30 left at Alabama to give the Gators their biggest lead of the quarter at 78-74, helping UF to some breathing room. Her previous career-high came the game before against Auburn with 14 points. Rimdal's 6-for-6 performance from the field was the best by a Gator since Ronnie Williams was a perfect 8-for-8 against Longwood on Nov. 17, 2014. Her 5-for-5 three-point performance was also the best performance by a Gator since at least before the 1999-2000 season.