Texas Longhorns Joyner Holmes drives and score against South Carolina Gamecocks Alaina Coates during the first half of a NCAA college baserball game, Saturday, Thursday. Dec. 1, 2016 at Frank Ewin Center, Austin, Texas. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas forward Joyner Holmes named national Player of the Week

The 85-79 win at No. 2 Baylor last Monday snapped a 14-game winning streak by the Lady Bears in the series. It also ended Baylor’s 54-game home winning streak

Posted February 13th, 2017

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  • In the victory against Baylor, Holmes scored 18 points and brought down a game-high 10 rebounds. She also blocked two shots, came up with two steals and dished out two assists in a career-high 35 minutes of action
Texas head coach Karen Aston yells to a player during their game against OU during the first half of their game at the Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Texas head coach Karen Aston shouts to Joyner Holmes during their game against OU during the first half of their game at the Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Freshman Joyner Holmes has been named the espnW national Player of the Week for her performances in Texas victories over No. 2 Baylor and Kansas.

Holmes recorded a double-double in both games averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. The Longhorn guard/forward shot 54.5 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line. Holmes has seven double-doubles on the year.

The 85-79 win at No. 2 Baylor last Monday snapped a 14-game winning streak by the Lady Bears in the series. It also ended Baylor’s 54-game home winning streak.

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In the victory against Baylor, Holmes scored 18 points and brought down a game-high 10 rebounds. She also blocked two shots, came up with two steals and dished out two assists in a career-high 35 minutes of action. She shot 50 percent (6-of-12) from the field and was 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. Holmes had six of her 18 points in a critical fourth quarter for the Longhorns.

In Saturday’s 75-42 win against Kansas, Holmes scored 15 points and brought down 13 rebounds – both game highs – for her second consecutive double-double.

On the season, Holmes is the Big 12 Conference freshman leader in scoring (12.5 ppg.), rebounding (8.0 rpg.) and double-doubles (7).

 

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