Welcome to this week’s Beginning 5 in ladies’s basketball. Under, you’ll find standouts at every place from the previous week. Let’s bounce into it!
Taylen Collins, Oklahoma State
Junior ahead Taylen Collins had a record-setting efficiency on Saturday in Oklahoma State’s 82-64 win over North Texas, recording her third double-double of the season, ending with 12 factors and matching the varsity’s single-game rebounding mark with 23 boards.
Her rebound whole matched the earlier commonplace set by All-American Natasha Mack on Dec. 20, 2019 towards Oral Roberts and is tied for the seventh-best whole in Massive 12 Convention historical past. Moreover, the Muldrow, Okla., native related on six of her seven pictures from the ground and had a team-best two steals towards the Imply Inexperienced.
Collins’ exhibiting comes on the heels of her efficiency in Oklahoma State’s win over Florida State Nov. 24, when she pulled down a then-career finest 17 rebounds.
Oklahoma State, 7-2, will subsequent host Loyola Marymount on Dec. 6 earlier than a brief break to be adopted by a house sport with UNLV on Dec. 18.
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Anaya James, Pacific
Pacific, 5-3, is off to its finest eight-game begin for the reason that 2019-20 season as sophomore Anaya James recorded her second straight 20-point sport, pushing Pacific previous beforehand undefeated UNLV, 75-68 in its lone sport of the week.
In her first outing after lacking two video games, the guard was 7-of-14 from the sphere, 3-of-6 from behind the three-point line, serving to her match her season-high for factors (21), whereas grabbing a team-high eight rebounds and dishing a game-high-tying seven assists in 39 minutes of motion.
Earlier than lacking the final two video games, James’ earlier outing was a triple-double of 21 factors, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds on Nov. 22 towards the Academy of Artwork.
Pacific returns to motion on Dec. 6 at Cal State Fullerton earlier than then going to California on Dec. 10.
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Olivia Miles, Notre Dame
Notre Dame handed No. 3 ranked UConn its first lack of the season as sophomore guard Olivia Miles led the best way with 21 factors, eight rebounds, 4 assists, two steals and a block within the 74-60 victory on Sunday.
Towards UConn, Miles scored Notre Dame’s first seven factors and had 13 by the tip of the primary 10 minutes as Notre Dame almost led from begin to end in defeating UConn on its residence courtroom for the primary time since 2013. For Miles, it was the second time this yr that she has hit the 20-plus factors mark and the third time in eight video games that she has been Notre Dame’s main scorer.
Earlier within the week on Dec. 1 within the ACC/Massive Ten Problem, the Irish fell to then-No. 20 Maryland on the buzzer, 74-72. Within the loss, Miles was a continuing presence with whom the Terrapins needed to deal. She had a team-leading seven assists along with 14 factors and 4 rebounds.
Between the 2 video games, Miles went 16-27 from the ground (.593) and averaged 17.5 factors towards two ranked foes.
Notre Dame’s star level guard is averaging 16.4 factors, 7.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists per sport by means of eight contests. She presently ranks sixteenth nationally and third within the ACC within the assists class. She has posted three double-doubles this season, twice with factors and rebounds and as soon as with factors and assists.
The Irish, 7-1, will return to motion on Dec. 8 at Lafayette.
Lauren Park-Lane, Seton Corridor
Seton Corridor senior Lauren Park-Lane opened Massive East Convention play in an enormous method final week in a pair of Seton Corridor victories, averaging 27.5 factors and 6.5 assists per sport.
On Friday towards Xavier, Park-Lane had a game-high 24 factors to go together with six assists and three rebounds within the Pirates’ 19-point victory (74-55).
Towards No. 24 Marquette on Sunday, she erupted for game-highs of 31 factors and 7 assists as Seton Corridor prevailed 82-78. The Corridor’s victory over Marquette was its first win over a ranked crew since beating No. 24 DePaul on Jan. 20, 2019. With the 31 factors, Park-Lane moved previous former Pirate Marcia Foster into eighth place on Seton Corridor’s profession scoring record. She additionally turned solely the eighth participant in Seton Corridor historical past to document 1,400 profession factors in a Pirate uniform. Park-Lane now has 1,413 profession factors.
Seton Corridor, 6-3 general, has now received 4 straight video games and has opened the Massive East portion of their schedule 2-0. The Pirates will return to motion on Dec. 9 when it hosts native non-conference rival Rider.
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Savannah Wheeler, Center Tennessee
Center Tennessee junior guard Savannah Wheeler performed a key position in wins towards Tennessee Tech and No. 18 Louisville, averaging 19.5 factors, 6.5 rebounds and 4 assists for the week.
Taking part in in all 40 minutes of Sunday’s 67-45 win over the ACC preseason favourite Louisville, Wheeler poured in 23 factors, dished out 5 assists and pulled down six rebounds. Seventeen of Wheeler’s 23 factors got here within the second half. It was Center Tennessee’s first win towards a ranked opponent since 2011.
Wheeler completed Thursday’s sport vs. Tennessee Tech with 16 factors, seven rebounds and three assists. Wheeler has scored in double figures in all seven video games in 2022-23 and prolonged her double-digit scoring streak to 11 courting again to final season. The 83-45 win over Tennessee Tech marked the biggest margin of victory for the Girl Raiders of their all-time collection vs. the Golden Eagles, which dates again to 1976.
Center Tennessee, 5-2 on the season, subsequent journey to Memphis on Dec. 10 for an in-state matchup with the Tigers.