The Southeastern Conference announced its most recent women's basketball honors Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from around the league as the conference schedule arrives.
Player of the Week
Jaterra Bonds • Florida
Senior • Guard
• Bonds averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists while hitting 52.2 percent (12-23) from the floor, including a 2-of-4 effort from the three-point arc, and an 83.3 percent (15-18) clip from the free throw line.
• Bonds was UF’s leading game scorer in both wins last week and helped the team to its first 2-0 SEC start since the 2009-10 season
• Her week was highlighted by a game-high 23 points in the upset win on the road against No. 6 Kentucky that snapped a six-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
• Instrumental in guiding Florida to its seventh and eighth consecutive wins, while snapping a nine-game skid versus nationally-ranked teams and a six-game skid against Kentucky.
• In the win against Mississippi State, Bonds became the 11th Gator in program history to record 100 three-pointers.
• Bonds recorded her sixth 20-point game of the season
Freshman of the Week
Alaina Coates • South Carolina
• Tied for team-high scoring honors for the week and was the top rebounder of two games.
• Scored a career-high 24 points in win over Vanderbilt, hitting 11 field goals to tie for the second-most by a freshman in school history.
• Netted eight of her 24 points in the last six minutes of the first half to help Gamecocks pull out an 11-point lead at the break.
• With eight blocks in two games last week, already ranks fourth in program history for blocks in a season by a freshman (31), just 11 shy of the freshman record.
• Tied the South Carolina freshman single-game record with five blocks at Arkansas.
• Opened her SEC career with a double-double at Arkansas, posting seven points and seven rebounds in the second half alone to help Gamecocks hold off charging Razorbacks.
• First South Carolina freshman ever to open SEC play with back-to-back double-doubles, just the second freshman in school history to post a double-double in her SEC debut (Shaunzinski Gortman 1998-99).