Women's Players of the Week (Jan 10-16)
Sara Bergner, Whatcom
A sophomore from Bellingham, Sara Bergner led the Orcas to three straight wins last week. She had impressive games against Skagit Valley, Seattle and Olympic. Against Seattle, Bergner had 14 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, one block and two steals to help lead the Orcas to a four point victory. In a key game against Skagit Valley, she had 18 points, 8 rebounds, five assists and two steals. In the Northern Region, Bergner is a leader in scoring average (4th), total rebounding average (6th) and assists (6th). With only eight players, Bergner’s contributions have kept her team within a half game of undefeated Bellevue.
Michelle Short, Wenatchee Valley
A sophomore guard from Wenatchee, Michelle has been an integral part of the Knights success in the first part of the league season. Last week, she was instrumental in the Knights upset of fourth ranked Columbia Basin. In the final seconds of the game, Short hit several key free throws to seal the victory and scored 30 points in the game. Short is second in the Eastern Region in scoring average.
Samantha Tinned, Highline
A sophomore for the Thunderbirds, Tinned had a great game against Centralia last week, recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in HCC's victory. Tinned is second in the Western Region in scoring. She also leads Highline in total rebounds.
Alysse Carlson, Chemeketa
Alysse is a sophomore point guard from Ashland who helped lead the Storm to two victories last week over Umpqua and Portland. Carlson had 24 points, nine assists and six steals against Umpqua. Against Portland, she had 25 points, nine rebounds and four steals. In the Southern Region, Carlson is second in scoring average, fourth in assists per game, third in steals per game, and third in total blocks.