WCC honors

Double-double magnet Hamson, scorching-hot Haws sweep WCC awards for BYU

2014-02-03T12:30:00Z 2014-03-20T21:00:01Z Double-double magnet Hamson, scorching-hot Haws sweep WCC awards for BYUJason Franchuk - Daily Herald Daily Herald
February 03, 2014 12:30 pm  • 

BYU swept the West Coast Conference player of the week awards Monday with Jennifer Hamson and Tyler Haws each being cited.

It was also the second such honor for both Cougars this season.

Hamson, a senior center, recorded back-to-back double-doubles in the two league games played this week. For the week, she averaged 21 points, 14 rebounds, 5.5 blocks and three assists, while shooting 72.7 percent from the field and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Hamson record a second consecutive double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) against Pacific by the end of the first half and finished with 25-and-18.

She added seven blocked shots and a career-high four assists.

Before that, in a loss at Saint Mary's, she added 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Haws thrived in leading BYU to a pair of critical home wins.

He averaged 35.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals. He shot 59.5% (22 of 37) from the field, 66.7% (6 of 9) from three and 91.3% (21 of 23) from the free throw line.

Haws is currently the country's No. 3 scorer in Division I (24.6 ppg).

It was the second time in four weeks he's been selected as POW by the WCC.

It's no wonder.

Haws has posted 142 points in his last four games, making 46-of-86 shots (53.4 percent).

"You have to give so much credit to Ty, because of the work that he puts in, and the skill level that he has and the consistency that he plays with," BYU coach Dave Rose said following Saturday's Saint Mary's game in which Haws posted 33 points. "But the rest of our team, those guys … are delivering the ball in the right spots for him, at the right time, for him to be able to do what he does."

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