Gonzales named WCC Player of the Week

Josh Carter | Posted: 6 Mar 2021 | Updated: 6 Mar 2021
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SAN MATEO, Calif. — Shaylee Gonzales was named the University Credit Union West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 22, 2021.

This is the second WCC Player of the Week honor for Gonzales this season and the third of her career.

Gonzales played a pivotal part in the Cougars’ two home wins last week over No. 16 Gonzaga and Portland. Against the Zags on Thursday, the sophomore guard scored 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting to go along with a game-high seven assists, three steals and three boards. Gonzales knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, including a deep triple at the third-quarter buzzer, and hit a key reverse layup in crunch time that ultimately helped BYU snap Gonzaga’s 17-game winning streak.

Gonzales followed up her performance by dropping a game-best 26 points on a blistering 68.8% shooting clip during the Cougars’ win over the Pilots on Saturday. The Gilbert, Arizona, native made 11 of her 16 shot attempts from the floor, going 2 of 5 from deep, and added three assists, one steal and one rebound to help increase BYU’s current winning streak to seven games. 

For the week, Gonzales averaged 21 points on an impressive 60.7% shooting clip, five assists, two steals and two rebounds per contest.

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