Jadda Buckley (Iowa State) and Arella Guirantes (Texas Tech) have been selected for Big 12 women’s basketball weekly awards for games of November 14-20. Buckley picked up her fourth career recognition after earning three freshman honors in 2014.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jadda Buckley, Iowa State, G, Jr, Mason City, Iowa
· Buckley averaged 21.0 points and 6.0 assists to lead Iowa State to wins over intrastate rivals, UNI and Drake.
· Dropped a game-high 25 points against UNI off 8-of-12 shooting and was perfect from the free throw line while tacking on five assists.
· Netted 17 points with seven assists and just one turnover versus Drake.
· Scored seven straight points with just over two minutes left as ISU had trailed Drake for most of the game. Hit a triple with 2:03 to play to give the Cyclones the lead (68-65) for good followed by a layup (70-65) and a pair of free throws (72-65).
· For the week, connected on .520 (13-25) of her shots from the field, .500 (3-6) from long range and a perfect 1.000 (13-13) from the charity stripe.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Arella Guirantes, Texas Tech, G, 5-11, Bellport, N.Y.
· Girantes averaged 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in Texas Tech’s overtime loss at No. 24 Texas A&M and win against New Mexico.
· Scored on a jumper at the buzzer to force the extra period at Texas A&M.
· Recorded the first double-double of her career with 21 points and 13 rebounds against New Mexico.
· Her points and rebounds totals versus UNM were both career-highs and it was her first 20-point game.
· Hit .652 (15-23) of her field goal attempts and .857 (6-7) from the free throw line.
2016-17 Big 12 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
Player of the Week
Nov. 14: Kalani Brown, BU, C, So and Kaylee Jensen, OSU, C, Jr
Nov. 20: Jadda Buckley, ISU, G, Jr
Freshman of the Week
Nov. 14: Peyton Williams, K-State, F
Nov. 20: Arella Guirantes, TTU, G