Monday, January 5, 2015

WBB: Gioya Carter Tabbed Big 12 Player of the Week
University of Oklahoma sophomore guard Gioya Carter was tabbed the Phillips 66 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week following her play against Yale and No. 21 West Virginia.

Carter averaged a team-best 20.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in Oklahoma’s two wins. After being reinserted back into the starting lineup following six games coming in off the bench, she shot 55.6 percent (15-of-27) from the floor and 72.7 percent (8-of-11) from the charity stripe.

Carter began the week scoring a then-career-high 17 points to help the Sooners halt a three-game losing skid with a 71-54 victory over Yale. She also grabbed a then-career-high tying six boards, passed out four assists and made two steals.

The sophomore guard followed that performance up by re-setting her career-best in points with 24 while playing a season-high 35 minutes against the Mountaineers. Sixteen of her 24 points came in the first half when OU’s two leading scorers, Sharane Campbell-Olds and Kaylon Williams, were on the bench with foul trouble. Carter also set a career-high in rebounds with eight and had three assists.

The Big 12 Player of the Week honor is the first of Carter’s career.

/// SoonerSports PR
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