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USF's Sydni Harvey named AAC Player of the Week; USF's Elena Tsineke named AAC Freshman of the Week
Posted: February 10, 2020 -- 1:40 p.m. CT
The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league's weekly women's basketball honors, for the week ending Sunday, February 9.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sydni Harvey * Sophomore * Guard * USF
In USF's lone game of the week, Harvey tied her career-high, dropping 25 points in the Bulls' dominating 99-51 victory over Temple. The sophomore went 7-of-10 from the field, with all of her field goals coming from beyond the arc for a career-high in treys. Harvey also shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line and dished out a pair of assists with two steals in just 28 minutes on the floor.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Elena Tsineke * Guard * USF
Tsineke earned her second Freshman of the Week honor this season, tying teammate Harvey with a game-high 25 points in USF's Sunday win over Temple. The guard's total set a new career-high, as she buried 21 of her points in the first half alone. Tsineke went 8-of-18 from the floor with a trio of 3-pointers, and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line. She rounded out her line with three rebounds and four assists.
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Weekly Honor Roll
Sianni Martin * Senior * Redshirt-Senior * Guard * UCF
Finished just shy of her first career double-double with 17 points and nine boards in UCF's win over Tulsa; added three assists and a steal in 33 minutes on the floor
IImar’I Thomas * Junior * Forward * Cincinnati
Posted a team-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds in Cincinnati’s 73-58 win at SMU; swiped two blocks and recorded two steals
Dorian Branch * Senior * Forward * Houston
Became the 27th member of Houston's 1,000 point club with 22 points on Saturday against ECU; for the week, averaged 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, a steal and a block in the Cougars' 1-1 week
Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu * Junior * Forward * Memphis
Averaged 12 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in the Tigers’ 1-1 week, featuring a win over Tulane; against the Green Wave, posted a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double to lead Memphis
Maya Brewer * Senior * Guard * Wichita State
Totaled a career-high 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting in Wichita State's win over Temple, including 5-of-6 from beyond the arc; added a rebound, an assist, a steal and a block in just 14 minutes on the floor
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