Boise States Hodgins Honored Again!
Braydey Hodgins of Boise State has been named Mountain West Player of the Week for the second straight week and for the third time this season.
Hodgins averaged 21.5 points over wins against Fresno State and San Diego State this past week, scoring 21 and 22, respectively, to run her streak of 20-point games to four. That run makes Hodgins the first Bronco since Kati Isham from Dec. 5-20, 2010, to score at least 20 points in four-consecutive games.
Hodgins, who also received consideration for espnW National Player of the Week Monday, opened this week with 21 points and four 3-pointers in Wednesday's 83-76 win over Fresno State, and followed with a strong all-around line of 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting (4-for-7 from 3-point range), five assists, five steals, and four rebounds in Saturday's 91-67 victory over San Diego State. The wins improved Boise State to 21-3 overall and 12-1 in Mountain West play, extending the Broncos' lead atop the conference standings to two games. Boise State's 21-3 record also matches the 1974-75 squad as the best 24-game start in program history, and with five regular-season games and at least one conference tournament game still to play, this year's team is well within range of the 2016-17 team's program-record 25 wins.
This week's performance was the latest to highlight Hodgins' career year, as the Pasco, Wash., native leads the Broncos with 12.3 points per game, is shooting 44.6 percent from the field, leads the Broncos with 55 3-pointers made at a 44.7-percent clip.
Boise State has its second and final bye of the Mountain West season this Wednesday before returning to play Saturday at Utah State (2 p.m. MT tip).