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.
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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