Marsh Named MWC Co-Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/27/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 27, 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of New Mexico junior Dionne Marsh and Wyoming sophomore Megan McGuffey were named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week on Nov. 27. This marks the third time that Marsh has won the award and is the first Lobo to receive the award this season.

Marsh, a 6-1 junior from Flower Mound, Texas, led New Mexico to the AmeriSuites Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament Championship. Against Georgia Southern, Marsh led all players in scoring with a season-high 22 points to go along with seven rebounds. In the championship game, she tallied 16 points, five rebounds and a career-high tying three steals. She also became the second fastest player to score 1,000 points at New Mexico and in the MWC, doing it in just 69 games. For her efforts, Marsh was named to the AmeriSuites Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament all-tournament team.

For the week, Marsh averaged 19.0 points and 6.0 rebounds, while collecting five assists and four steals. She shot 68.8 percent from the field (11-for-16) and was 16-for-22 from the free-throw line (.727).

McGuffey, a 5-11 sophomore from Cheyenne, Wyo., came off the bench scored to score a season-high 19 points and six rebounds, while shooting 7-for-11 (.636) from the field and 3-for-4 (.750) from the free-throw line against Charlotte. Against the 49ers, her three point field goal at the 8:30 mark put the Cowgirls up for good 55-42 as they went on for the win 77-55. McGuffey followed that up by playing a season high 30 minutes, scoring 12 points and collecting five rebounds against Nevada. Against the Buffs, she was the second-leading scorer with 14 points and four rebounds, while tying her career-high shooting 4-of-5 (.800) from the field.

For the week, McGuffey averaged 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, while dishing out two assists and three steals. She shot 68.2 percent from the field (15-for-22) and was 11-for-12 at the free-throw line (.917).