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Women's Basketball Players of the Week: Dec. 6

54 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week

 Kamilla Cardoso, South Carolina

Cardoso, was the team's top scorer and second-best rebounder in last week's pair of games. She posted her Gamecock-career high in points (16) against #15/17 UCLA then topped it against Memphism(18). An integral piece of the fourth-quarter rally against UCLA, scoring six points in the 9-2 run that put the Gamecocks on top for good with 4:35 to play. She finished that fourth quarter with 10 of her 16 total points and three of her five total blocks. She made one of the more dramatic defensive plays of the season in the second quarter against UCLA, sprinting to chase down guard Kiki Rice on a wide-open breakaway to block the shot from behind at the last second. Against Memphis, Cardoso posted her second double-double in three games, including a Gamecock season single-quarter high 12 points in the first quarter, playing just the final 4:50 of the period. Memphis had a one-point lead when she entered the game and her putback sparked a 17-2 run to end the quarter that included her 6-of-6 shooting from the field.

Freshman of the Week

 Saylor Poffenbarger, Arkansas

Poffenbarger, stuffed the stat sheet in Arkansas' two wins last week to help the team commence the season 10-0, the best start for the program since 2013. Had her first career double-double off 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against Oral Roberts. Also against ORU, stepped up in big ways, playing four different offensive and five different defensive spots. She tallied five assists in each game last week and has now had three straight games with 5+ assists. She was also efficient vs. Troy with nine points, five assists and a block. For the week, she averaged 11.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and a block.