Wyoming Basketball's Carlson Earns Co-Player of the Week Honors - University of Wyoming Athletics
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Wyoming Basketball's Carlson Earns Co-Player of the Week Honors

Jan. 10, 2011


For the second time this season, senior forward Hillary Carlson was named Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for games played from Jan. 3-9. She earned the honor with Utah guard Janita Badon.

Carlson, a 6-3 senior from Cheyenne, Wyo., led the Cowgirls to a 2-0 start in Conference action. Carlson recorded her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds on Wednesday in an 83-43 league opening win over Colorado State in Laramie. On the road at New Mexico, Carlson scored seven straight points to put Wyoming up 12-11, after the Cowgirls fell behind 11-5 to start the game. Wyoming earned a 63-53 win in The Pit, just the second time under head coach Joe Legerski. Carlson finished the game with 21 points, five rebounds, and seven blocked shots, while shooting a season high .778 (7-9) from the field.

For the week, Carlson averaged 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 blocks and 2.5 assists per game. She shot .579 (11-19) from the field, including .714 (5-7) from three-point range and .833 (10-12) from the free throw line.

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