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Pacific's Kendall Kenyon Earns Big West WBB Player Of The Week Honors

Feb 13, 2012

Pacific freshman Kendall Kenyon was named Big West women's basketball Player of the Week Monday after averaging 20 points and helping the Tigers to a pair of wins last week.

The 6-2 center turned in career-high scoring efforts in wins over UC Riverside and UC Irvine. On Thursday, she tied her career-high with 18 points against Riverside and posted her fifth double-double of the season with a career-high tying 11 rebounds. She connected on seven-of-10 from the field and all four free throw attempts. Kenyon recorded her stat line in 16 minutes of action as Pacific cruised to an 87-63 win over the Highlanders.

On Saturday, Kenyon improved on her career-high with 22 points, connecting on nine-of-11 from the field, and adding four free throws in five attempts. She also grabbed seven rebounds.

For the week, she averaged 20 points in 20 minutes, with 9.0 rebounds per game and a total of two blocked shots while posting a field goal percentage of .762 (16-of-21).

On Saturday, Kenyon was one of two Tigers (named Kendall) to post career-highs in scoring, as junior forward Kendall Rodriguez tallied 25 points with five three-pointers. For the week, Rodriguez averaged 15.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field.

"We're really proud of Kendall and this recognition is really a testament to the hard work she's put in to improve," head coach Lynne Roberts said. "She has great hands, and we know that when she catches the ball in the post, she's going to finish. If she keeps working hard, we know she's going to continue to get better and better."

"Kendall Rodriguez had a great week as well," Roberts continued. "I feel like she flies under the radar a little bit because of how consistent and how versatile she is. She does everything well and is a great team leader and also would have been a worthy choice this week."

Kenyon is the third Tiger this week to earn BWC Player of the Week honors, joining junior guards Erica McKenzie (Dec. 5) and Ashley Wakefield (Dec. 12).

The Tigers travel to Cal State Northridge for a Thursday showdown with the conference-leading Matadors (14-10 overall, 8-3 Big West). Pacific sits a game back in the standings at 14-9 overall, 7-4 Big West.  On Saturday, the Tigers will take on Long Beach State (10-14 overall, 5-6 Big West).

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