Feb. 14, 2005
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Wyoming senior Ashley Elliott and New Mexico sophomore Katie Montgomery were named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week. It is Montgomery's first career honor, while Elliott earns her third career award and second this season.
Elliott scored 55 points over two games, as Wyoming fell in double overtime to Utah before defeating BYU to go 1-1 on the week. The senior guard shot 61.1 percent (11-for-18) for 30 points, grabbed seven boards and had five assists against the Utes. She forced the second overtime by hitting a layup with just 13 seconds remaining in the first overtime and went on to play all 50 minutes of the game. In the 75-56 win over BYU, she scored 25 points, including 13-for-13 from the free-throw line. She also had two assists and four steals.
For the week, Elliott averaged 27.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game. She shot 48.4 percent(15-for-31) from the floor and 90 percent (18-for-20) from the free-throw line. Elliott leads the league in scoring(17.9 ppg) , free-throw percentage (87.2 percent) and steals (2.86 spg).
Montgomery helped lead New Mexico to two conference victories last week, including the program's first-ever victory at Utah, as the Lobos took sole possession of first place in the MWC. Averaging only 6.8 ppg coming into the week, Montgomery scored 36 total points, 18 apiece against Air Force and Utah. The conference's leading three-point shooter at 48.6 percent, Montgomery shot 50 percent (3-for-6) against Air Force and 57.1 percent (4-for-7) against Utah from long range. She pulled down seven boards and had six assists as well against the Utes. Against Air Force, she played all 40 minutes as starting point guard Mandi Moore missed the first game of her career with an eye injury.For the week, Montgomery averaged 18.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She shot 52.6 percent (10-for-19) from the floor, including 53.8 percent (7-for-13) from beyond the arc.
Mountain West Conference Players of the Week:
Nov. 22 - Melissa Dennett, Jr., F, Colorado State
Nov. 29 - Lindsay Thomas, Jr., F/C, Colorado StateDec. 6 - Ashley Elliott, Sr., G, Wyoming
Dec. 13 - Kim Smith, Jr., F, Utah
Dec. 20 - Abbie Letz, Jr., G, New Mexico
Dec. 27 - Lindsay Thomas, Jr., F/C, Colorado State
Jan. 3 - RanDee Henry, Sr., F, UNLV
Jan. 10 - Kristen Kozlowski, Sr., F, BYU
Jan. 17 - Shona Thorburn, Jr., G, Utah
Jan. 24 - Melissa Dennett, Jr., F, Colorado State
Jan. 31 - RanDee Henry, Sr., F, UNLV
Feb. 7 - Dani Kubik, So., F, BYU
Feb. 14 - Katie Montgomery, So., G, New Mexico, Ashley Elliott, Sr., G, Wyoming