After a busy first week of the ladies’s faculty basketball season, these 5 gamers stood out. Right here is that this week’s beginning 5:
Mara Braun, Minnesota
Massive Ten Freshman of the Week Mara Braun of Minnesota launched herself to the collegiate recreation by averaging 27.5 factors per recreation in her first two contests, together with 34 factors and a buzzer-beating shot to take down Lehigh 101-99 on Sunday evening. Her 27.5 factors per recreation ranks first within the Massive Ten and No. 7 nationally.
Braun’s buzzer-beater with 1.7 seconds left was the primary last-second profitable shot for Minnesota since Feb. 26, 2016, when Carlie Wagner downed No. 5 Ohio State in time beyond regulation. Her 34 factors are the second most factors by a freshman in class historical past and are essentially the most since Laura Coenen at Wisconsin again on Feb. 18, 1983.
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Braun’s week began with a 21-point efficiency in her collegiate debut towards Western Illinois in a 74-45 win. That is tied for the third-most by a Minnesota freshman in a debut. Braun is one among two Massive Ten gamers to attain 30 or extra factors in a recreation this season and are the second most in a recreation solely behind Monika Czinano’s 36 towards Drake.
Minnesota, 2-0, will subsequent journey to North Dakota State for a Nov. 17 street contest.
Callie Cavanaugh, Fairfield
Fairfield graduate ahead Callie Cavanaugh began the season in an enormous manner with three double-figure scoring outings that included a career-high 36 factors in a season-opening win at Brown, tying for the second-most in a single recreation in program historical past.
Cavanaugh averaged 21.0 factors per recreation throughout Fairfield’s 1-2 week. She willed the Stags to their first win of the 12 months by netting 19 factors within the fourth quarter to assist the Fairfield erase a five-point deficit within the 62-52 win at Brown on Nov. 7. She had 13 factors in a 77-49 loss at Penn State on Nov. 11, and 14 factors in a 68-61 loss at Yale on Nov. 14.
A Preseason All-MAAC second group choice, Cavanaugh for the week recorded 26 made subject targets and shot .565 from the ground whereas hauling in 4.3 rebounds per recreation.
Cavanaugh and the Stags, 1-2, shall be again in motion on Nov. 18 after they host Stonehill on the brand-new Leo D. Mahoney Enviornment at Fairfield.
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Charlisse Leger-Walker, Washington State
Washington State junior Charlisse Leger-Walker averaged 25.0 factors per recreation in serving to WSU go 3-0 through the opening week of the season.
The guard from Waikato, New Zealand placed on an offensive clinic through the opening week, as she scored a Pac-12 Convention-high 75 complete factors and shot a blistering 52 % from the sphere, hitting 26 of her 50 subject purpose makes an attempt. She additionally dished out a complete of 16 assists, which was the second-most collected by a Pac-12 participant final week.
It was per week to recollect for Leger-Walker, because the 5-10 guard recorded a career-high 35 factors in Friday’s 69-63 comeback win at San Francisco on Nov. 11. She scored 26 of her factors within the second half to assist Washington State flip a 15-point deficit right into a six-point victory.
Walker then went on to attain her 1,000th profession collegiate level in a 24-point efficiency in Sunday’s 89-61 win over Prairie View A&M within the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Sequence. Leger-Walker had gotten her week began with a 16-point effort in a season-opening 93-41 victory over Loyola Marymount on Nov. 7.
Washington State, 3-0, jumps again into motion this Friday, Nov. 18, when the Cougars journey to Laie, Hawai’i for the Northshore Showcase and can play BYU within the first-round.
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Ta’Niya Latson, Florida State
Florida State freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson accomplished the uncommon sweep of profitable ACC Participant and ACC Rookie of the Week after her excellent three-game efficiency final week.
In three wins over Bethune-Cookman (113-50), Kent State (80-71) and Georgia State (75-70), the Miami, Fla., native averaged 27.0 factors, 6.3 rebounds, shot 46 % from the sphere (29-of-63), 50 % from behind the 3-point line (7-of-14) and averaged 2.0 blocked photographs per recreation.
Her 34 factors scored in FSU’s hard-fought street win at Kent State final Thursday marked essentially the most in a recreation by an FSU freshman since 1981. Her 28 factors in FSU’s season opener marked the primary time a freshman led the Seminoles in scoring in a season opener since WNBA All-Star Natasha Howard did it in 2010.
At present the main scorer within the NCAA and ACC, with 81 factors, Latson additionally produced on the defensive finish. As a guard, her six blocked photographs over the primary three video games rank twenty third nationally.
Florida State, 3-0, continues its week with a Nov. 16 dwelling matchup vs. rival Florida within the Recent From Florida Sunshine Showdown.
Destinee Wells, Belmont
Belmont junior guard Destinee Wells, the Missouri Valley Convention preseason Participant of the Yr, began the season sturdy, scoring 20 factors in each the Bruins’ gritty come-from-behind 56-54 opening evening victory over Chattanooga and Belmont’s slim 75-70 dwelling loss to seventh-ranked Louisville Sunday.
Wells was additionally at her greatest within the fourth quarter of every of these video games, scoring 26 of her 40 factors. Over the 2 video games, Wells averaged 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and a steal.
The Lakeland, Tennessee native led the Bruins again from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit towards visiting Chattanooga on Nov. 9. Wells’ old school three-point play ignited a 13-2 Belmont run that received the Bruins again within the recreation. She then clinched the season-opening win by hitting a pair of clutch free throws with 24.4 seconds remaining, giving Belmont its first lead of the competition and finishing the comeback. Wells additionally pulled down a career-high tying seven rebounds versus Chattanooga and was 7-for-7 on the free-throw line.
On Sunday towards the nationally ranked Cardinals, Wells was as soon as once more magnificent within the fourth quarter the place she scored 13 of her team-high 20 factors. Going 7-for-10 from the sphere and distributing a game-high 4 assists, Wells put the Bruins up by 4 with six-and-a-half minutes to go by sinking her lone three-pointer.
Later, Wells gave Belmont its closing lead of the sport at 68-67 and offered the Bruins an opportunity within the closing minute with a layup that made it a one-point recreation. She went 12-for-13 on the foul line within the two video games.
Along with her 20 factors Sunday towards Louisville, Wells grew to become Belmont’s thirty third 1,000-point scorer. In solely 58 profession video games, Wells has scored 1,004 factors. The Bruins, 1-1, get their first street take a look at of the season on Nov. 16 at Center Tennessee earlier than persevering with their strenuous five-game stretch away from dwelling at fourth-ranked Iowa Sunday.