DENVER – Utah Valley's Alexis Cortez has been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 12 through Nov. 18.
Cortez, a junior forward from Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson HS), led the Wolverines to a 29-point victory over Ottawa (Ariz.) on Saturday. The forward scored a career-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 3-for-3 from behind the arc. She also added four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block. On the season, she is averaging 11.8 points per game and her 2.3 three-pointers per game rank second in the WAC.
Other nominees included: California Baptist's Britney Thomas averaged 17.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg in a pair of losses to Cal State Fullerton and Northern Arizona … Chicago State's Tyeshia Bowers averaged 19.0 ppg in losses against St. Francis (Brooklyn) and Morehead State … Grand Canyon's Venla Varis led the Lopes in a pair of road losses, averaging 16.0 ppg at East Carolina and UNC Wilmington … Kansas City's Taylor Larson scored a career-high 13 points in a loss at Kansas State on Sunday … NM State's Brooke Salas recorded her first double-double of the season, and 14th of her career, with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a win at UTEP … UT Rio Grande Valley's Idil Turk scored 19 points with 3 rebounds in the Vaqueros' road win at Canisius on Saturday.