The Southeastern Conference announced its women's basketball players of the week on Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from another week of action around the league.
Player of the Week
DeNesha Stallworth • Kentucky
Senior • Forward
• Stallworth averaged a near double-double with 14.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in helping UK improve to 8-0 with wins over Bradley and No. 4/3 Louisville.
• Collected her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 boards in the win vs. Bradley.
• Scored 15 of her team-high 16 points and grabbed six of her game-high tying eight rebounds in the decisive second half vs. Louisville.
• Helped the Wildcats rally from a 14-point deficit in the game by grabbing four crucial offensive rebounds in the second half.
• With the game on the line, she knocked down 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch to help seal the win.
• Scored 11 of 13 points and grabbed six of her 10 rebounds after halftime vs. Bradley
• Hit 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from the field and 75.0 percent (3-of-4) from the free-throw line vs. the Braves.
Freshman of the Week
Raigyne Moncrief • LSU
• Moncrief had one of the best weekend’s by a freshman in LSU history as the Lady Tigers won the Barclays Invitational in Brooklyn.
• Against a quality Rutgers team, Moncrief poured in a season-high 27 points -- the most by an LSU true freshman since Jan. 8, 2009 – to lead LSU to a 69-65 win.
• She scored 19 points in the second half and took over the game on both ends of the floor.
• She added seven steals, which ranked fifth in LSU single-game history.
• She also shattered the LSU freshman single-game record for free throws by draining 15, which also ranked second in overall LSU single-game annals.
• It was the most made free throws by an LSU player in 22 years since Pokey Chatman shattered the school record with 18 in 1991.
• Moncrief then tallied a game-high 13 points and four steals to lead LSU past Michigan in the championship game.
• She was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after racking up 40 points and 11 steals.