Bradshaw, Fertig named Mountain West Players of the Week
* University of Wyoming athletics media relations release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- The Wyoming Cowgirls swept this week’s Mountain West Women’s Basketball Players of the Week honors announced Monday by the league office.
McKinley Bradshaw was named the league’s Player of the Week, while Allyson Fertig was named the Freshman of the Week honoree.
Bradshaw becomes the first Cowgirl since Tereza Vitulova in December of 2019 to take home Player of the Week honors. Bradshaw led the Cowgirls averaging 16.7 points per game during UW’s three games last week. Bradshaw averaged 5.3 rebounds and two steals per game during the week and shot 52.6 percent from the field and hit a trio of 3-pointers.
Bradshaw opened the week with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting in just 19 minutes of action in Wyoming’s victory over Chadron State. Bradshaw followed that up with 18 points against Tulane and 16 in the Cowgirls’ 30-point victory over Denver at the Pioneer Thanksgiving Classic. Bradshaw shot 13-for-27 and averaged seven boards per in the two games.
Fertig had a breakout week for the Cowgirls, setting new career-highs in scoring in each successive game last week. Fertig began the week with her first-career double-double as she scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against CSC.
Fertig then scored 15 points and grabbed six boards against Tulane and followed that up the next day with a 16-point, six-rebound effort in the win over Tulane.
Fertig was named to the All-Tournament Team down at DU after averaging 15.5 points and six rebounds while shooting 11-of-18 (61 percent) from the floor and going 9-of-12 at the free-throw line.
Bradshaw, Fertig and the rest of the Cowgirls continue their three-game stretch away from Laramie with a 7 p.m., Mountain Time contest at Gonzaga Dec. 3.
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