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Wyoming Cowgirls Fertig, Pedersen earn Mountain West Player of the Week honors

Malene Pedersen puts up a shot in her team's win over Kansas City. (via Wyoming Cowgirls Basketball Twitter)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A pair of University of Wyoming Cowgirls swept the Mountain West Player of the Week honors for their performances in a pair of UW victories last week. For the third time this season, Malene Pedersen was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Week, while Allyson Fertig earned her first Player of the Week recognition.

Fertig, who was a five-time Freshman of the Week honoree last season, averaged a double-double in Wyoming’s two road victories over Utah State and Boise State. She averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest on 57% shooting in the two games.

In the Cowgirls’ comeback victory over Utah State, Fertig scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, while on the defensive end she recorded three blocks and two steals. She finished the week with 13 points, nine boards and a block at Boise State.

Pedersen, meanwhile, averaged 13.5 points per game, shot 10-of-21 from the field and went 5-for-8 from beyond-the-arc. Against Boise State, Pedersen scored a game-high 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting while also grabbing four rebounds. Pedersen opened the week with 10 points, four boards and three assists at Utah State.

Fertig, Pedersen and the rest of the Cowgirls will next take the court on Thursday against San Jose State.


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