Dec. 31, 2012
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
For the second week in a row, a Wyoming Cowgirl basketball player has earned MW honors. Wyoming forward Chaundra Sewell was named Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week for games played from Dec. 24-30, 2012. It is her second MW weekly accolade of the season and of her career.
Sewell, a senior from Broomfield, Colo., led Wyoming to an 84-68 victory over Loyola Marymount in its only game of the week. Sewell tallied career-bests of 34 points and 17 rebounds, nearly recording a double-double in the first half with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Sewell scored eight of the Cowgirls' first 15 points in the game and pulled down six rebounds in the first eight minutes of play to give Wyoming a 15-13 advantage. In the second half with a 60-57 Wyoming lead, Sewell scored seven of the Cowgirls' next 10 points to build a 13-point cushion, 70-57.
For the game, Sewell shot 11-of-19 (.579) from the field and was a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line. She also recorded an assist and a steal against the Lions.