DENVER – NM State's Brooke Salas has been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 5 through Nov. 11.
Salas, a senior guard from Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado HS), started the season where she left off last year, leading the Aggies to a pair of wins to open the campaign. The WAC Preseason Player of the Year scored 22 points in 24 minutes against UT Permian Basin, also bringing down six rebounds and recording four steals. She followed that up with another 22-point and six-rebound effort on the road at Western Michigan, sparking the Aggies to a come-from-behind win against the Broncos. Through the first week of the season, she is second in scoring at 22.0 ppg and second in field goal percentage at .667.
Other nominees included: California Baptist's Britney Thomas logged a double-double in her first two games at CBU, averaging 15.5 ppg and 14.0 rpg as the Lancers fell at home to Idaho State before winning on the road at Long Beach State … Chicago State's Tyeshia Bowers led the WAC in scoring with 27.0 ppg in losses at Xavier and at home against Evansville … Grand Canyon's AJ Cephas led the Lopes in points with 21 in a season-opening win against UIW … Kansas City's Ericka Mattingly scored 21.5 ppg as the 'Roos fell twice to open the season … UT Rio Grande Valley's Amara Graham tied her career-high of 15 points in an 82-38 win over Texas Lutheran … Utah Valley's Eve Braslis averaged 14.3 ppg and 8.3 rpg as the Wolverines opened the season going 2-1.