Feb. 12, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior Katie Montgomery has been named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the week, earning her first honor of the season and the fourth of her career.
The Lincoln, Neb., native, led the Lobos to road wins at league-leading BYU and Utah last weekend, sweeping the Utah trip for the first time in school history. Against the Utes, Montgomery became the 15th Lobo to score 1,000 career points, netting a career-high 29. She scored 22 of her 29 points in the second half to lift New Mexico from a 13-point deficit, including a three-pointer with 1:58 remaining to give the Lobos the final lead.
At BYU, Montgomery tied her previous career-high of 22 points in the comeback victory. She dished out seven assists, playing all 45 minutes of the overtime contest. With New Mexico down by two, she hit two free throws with 27.7 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
For the week, Montgomery averaged 25.5 points on 50 percent shooting (16-for-32), including 53.8 percent (7-for-13) from three-point range. She totaled nine assists, two steals and four rebounds with just two turnovers in 83 minutes of play.
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 St.
Dec. 11 - Julie Briody, Sr. G, UNM; Kalee Whipple, Fr., F, Utah
Dec. 18 - Mallary Gillespie, Jr., 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. 15 - Morgan Warburton, So., G, Utah
Jan. 22 - Aubrey Vandiver, Fr., G. Wyoming
Jan. 29 - Adrianne Ross, Jr., G, TCU; Morgan Warburton, So., G, Utah
Feb. 5 - Mallary Gillespie, Jr., G, BYU
Feb. 12 - Katie Montgomery, Sr., G, New Mexico