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Iowa State’s Carleton’s Banner Week Earns Her Big 12 Player of the Week

Iowa State’s Carleton’s Banner Week Earns Her Big 12 Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas – Junior guard Bridget Carleton nabbed her third Big 12 Player of the Week honor of the season, the league announced Monday. Today’s honor marks the 10th Big 12 weekly honor for the Chatham, Ontario, Canada native, which ranks first in school history and tied for eighth in Big 12 history with Baylor’s Sophia Young, and K-State’s Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker. She has also earned more Big 12 Player of the Week honors than any Big 12 player this season.

Carleton had a banner week, netting more points than any Big 12 player scoring 58. The junior started off the week dropping a career-high 39 points off 16-of-22 shooting in a win at No. 19 Oklahoma State. Carleton also added nine boards becoming only the sixth player since 1999-2000 in the Big 12 to score 39+ points and grab 9+ rebounds in a conference game and only the fifth player to do so in regulation, joining Evan Unrau, Odyssey Sims, Danielle Crockrom, Brittney Griner and Courtney Paris. Her 39 points were also the third-highest scoring output in school history and the fifth by a power-5 player in the NCAA this season.

Against the Longhorns, Carleton netted 19 points and went 7-of-16 from the floor while grabbing five boards and two assists. On the week, Carleton averaged 29.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 blocks while shooting 60.5 percent (23-38) from the floor and 58.3 percent (7-12) from long range.

Iowa State is back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. when it takes on No. 22 TCU in Hilton Coliseum.

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