Morgan Warburton is the MWC Player of the Week.
Jan. 15, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Utah sophomore guard Morgan Warburton has been named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, earning her first career honor.
The Helper, Utah, native averaged 20 points in wins at Colorado State, 73-57, and UNLV, 49-37, last week, helping the Utes remain undefeated in MWC action.
Against the Rams, Warburton scored six in a row en route to 11 first-half points as Utah came from behind to take a lead it would not relinquish. She scored 20 points in the game, while shooting 8-for-10 from the field and two-for-two from beyond the arc. Warburton also dished out a career-high seven assists against the Rams.
At UNLV, Warburton matched her earlier output with another 20-point performance, scoring 15 of Utah's 38 second-half points as the Utes came back from a 20-11 deficit. She sank a three-pointer with 15 minutes left in the game to put Utah on top for good.
On the week, Warburton netted 40 points on 14-for-28 (.500) shooting, was 9-for-12 (.750) from the free throw line, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out nine assists.
2006-07 Mountain West Conference Players of the Week:
Nov. 13 - Shawnee Slade, So., G, BYU
Nov. 20 - Jodi Bolerjack, Jr., G, Wyoming
Nov. 27 - Dionne Marsh, Jr., F, New Mexico; Megan McGuffey, So., G, Wyoming
Dec. 4 - Ashley Davis, Sr., G, TCU; Lauren Hoisington, Fr., F, San Diego State
Dec. 11 - Julie Briody, Sr. G, UNM; Kalee Whipple, Fr., F, Utah
Dec. 18 - Mallary Gillespie, Sr., G, BYU
Dec. 26 - Ashley Davis, Sr., G, TCU
Jan. 1 - Shamela Hampton, So., C, UNLV; Alecia Steele, Jr., F, Air Force
Jan. 8 - Joh-Teena Filipe, So., F, Utah
Jan. 12 - Morgan Warburton, So., G, Utah