Jan 14, 2013 5:38 PM by Andrew Masuda
Santa Maria native Molly Schlemer has been named the Big West Conference's Player of the Week for the first time in her collegiate career.
The Cal Poly junior averaged 20 points and 7.5 rebounds in just over twenty minutes per game in the Mustangs' wins over UC Davis and Pacific last week. The 6-5 center shot an impressive 75 percent from the field to help Cal Poly improve to 3-1 in conference play and enter a tie for second place.
In just 15 minutes of action in the 73-71 triumph over the Aggies, Schlemer provided 12 points and six rebounds on 5 of 7 shooting.
Schlemer then turned in the best performance of her collegiate career in a triple-overtime, 96-95 nailbiter against Pacific. She scored a career-high 28 points, making 13 of 17 shots, and added nine boards in 28 minutes of play. Schlemer made her 13th field goal in the first overtime to give the Mustangs a one-point lead before fouling out with 1:04 to play.
The 28-point effort eclipsed the previous career-high of 21 points she set against No. 24 Oklahoma State earlier this season
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