Cowgirl Basketball's Woodward Earns MW Player of the Week Honors

LARAMIE, Wyo. - For the first time this season, Wyoming forward Kayla Woodward has earned Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for games played from Dec. 17-23, 2012. It is the third MWC weekly accolade of her career.

Woodward, a sophomore from Sheridan Wyo., led the Cowgirls to a 64-61 road win at Ball State in Wyoming's only game of the week on Tuesday.

Woodward scored a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds, shooting a season-high 7-10 (70.0 percent) from the field and 2-3 (66.7 percent) from beyond the arc.

She scored the first seven points of the game and five of the first eight points of the second half regaining a five-point advantage, 35-30.

Later in the half, Woodward hit a 3-point field goal to give the Cowgirls their biggest lead of the game, 51-42. Woodward also pitched in three assists, a block and a steal.

Woodward also missed Triple-Double by one assist in the Cowgirls 84-68 win over Loyola-Marymount this past Saturday.

The Cowgirls stand at 10-2 on the season they play their new game at home Thursday against the South Dakota school of mines.