DeCoud Knocks Down Game-Winning Three
UC Riverside senior Simone DeCoud (Riverside, Calif./John W. North HS) provided the heroics and all-around stellar play to capture Big West Women’s Basketball Player of the Week recognition.
The 5-5 guard averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.5 steals in a pair of Highlander road victories.
Playing all 40 minutes in a 71-66 win at CSU Bakersfield, DeCoud collected 12 points, six rebounds, a team-high seven assists and a season-high four steals in a complete effort.
DeCoud then led the Highlanders to their second road victory of the week, a 75-72 decision over Loyola Marymount, as she buried a three-pointer with just 0.5 seconds to play.
She finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocked shots to stuff the stat line. DeCoud also made 7-of-15 shots, including the decisive trey after starting the game 0-for-4 from distance.
For the week, DeCoud shot 44.4 percent (12-of-27) from the field while making all five of her free throw attempts.
Others nominated: Lynn Leaupepe (Cal Poly); Martina McCowan (Long Beach State); Morgan Bertsch (UC Davis)