It’s always good to see one of the players your cover get recognized for a nice performance. Today the Summit League announced South Dakota senior guard Raeshel Contreras as player of the week for her performance on opening weekend. Contreras led South Dakota in scoring in an 83-78 win over Drake Friday night with 24 points, and, perhaps more importantly, she also grabbed nine rebounds. Sunday she got off to a slower start, but finished the game with 17 points in a 68-60 loss at Kansas. She also connected on another late three-pointer to pull South Dakota within three points in the final couple of minutes.
For the weekend she was 13-25 (52%) from the field, 8-15 (53%) from three-point range and 7-10 (70%) from the free throw line, while averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.
This won’t be the only weekly award Contreras earns this season.
The Coyotes are back in action Wednesday night at Portland State and Thursday at Washington. Both games will start at 9:00pm CT and will be available on the Coyote Sports Network from Learfield Sports with a pregame set for 8:30pm. You can also listen online around the world or by downloading the KVHT mobile app.