IRVING, Texas - Conference USA has named East Carolina's LaCoya Terry and Pauline Love of Southern Miss as Co-Players of the Week for women's basketball. Terry led ECU to an 89-82 victory over 24th-ranked North Carolina State Sunday afternoon with a 19 point and 10 assist performance, while Love averaged 17.5 points and 16.5 rebounds while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the line in two games last week.
LaCOYA TERRY, EAST CAROLINA
5-10, Junior, Guard, Hephzibah, Ga.
Terry led East Carolina to an 89-82 victory over 24th-ranked North Carolina State Sunday afternoon. This win marked the first Top 25 victory for Conference USA this season and the first ever for the Lady Pirates program.
Terry notched her first double-double of the season and second of her career with 19 points and 10 assists against the Wolfpack. Her 10 helpers matched a career-best. She also went 8-of-9 from the free throw line (88.9 percent). The junior ranks 10th in the conference in scoring, averaging 14.0 ppg and No. 9 in assist/turnover ratio with a 1.07 average. This is Terry's first career C-USA Player of the Week honor.
PAULINE LOVE, SOUTHERN MISS
6-0, Sophomore, Forward, Luxora, Ark.
Love averaged 17.5 points and 16.5 rebounds while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the line in two games last week. She recorded her seventh and eighth double-doubles of the season with 17 points and 15 rebounds against South Alabama (L, 76-74) and 18 points and 18 rebounds at Louisiana Tech (W, 67-62). The 18 rebounds tops the league for best individual single game performance and tied for the seventh-best individual performance in USM history.
Love is one of two players in the league that averages a double-double. She ranks second in C-USA and leads Southern Miss in scoring (18.3 ppg) and rebounding (11.2). This is Love's first career C-USA Player of the Week honor.
C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
N12 Valeriya Berezhynska, Rice
N20 Maudess Fulton, Rice & Crystal McFadden, UAB
N26 Janielle Dodds, SMU
D3 Delisha Wills, SMU
D10 LaCoya Terry, East Carolina & Pauline Love, Southern Miss