Western Illinois’ Higginbotham earns Summit League Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor

Western Illinois’ Higginbotham earns Summit League Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Western Illinois senior guard Taylor Higginbotham has been named The Summit League Women's Basketball Players of the Week.

Higginbotham helped lead her Leatherneck squad to back-to-back Summit League victories against North Dakota and North Dakota State. She scored 23-points against the Fighting Hawks before scoring a season-high 27-points against the Bison on her way to becoming Western Illinois' all-time leading scorer.

Player of the Week

Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois

Sr. | Guard | Germantown, Wis.

• Higginbotham averaged 25-points and eight rebounds in the Leathernecks two wins last week

• She became Western Illinois' all-time leading scorer with 1,715 career points

• Scored 23-points against North Dakota and followed that up with a season-high 27-points against North Dakota State

• She was 14-of-15 from the free throw line and shot 56 percent from the field

• This is Higginbotham's fourth career player of the week honor and second of the season


Also nominated: Jaelencia Williams, Purdue Fort Wayne; Allison Arens, South Dakota; Julia Fleecs, North Dakota; Myah Selland, South Dakota State


2018-19 Summit League Players of the Week

Nov. 12: Taylor Frederick, South Dakota

Nov. 19: Macy Miller, South Dakota State

Nov. 26: Madison Nelson, Denver

Dec. 3: Lexi Klabo, North Dakota

Dec. 10: Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

Dec. 17: Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

Dec. 22: Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois

Dec. 31: Lexi Klabo, North Dakota

Jan. 7: Lauren Loven, Denver

Jan. 14: Myah Selland, South Dakota State

Jan. 21: Olivia Kaufmann, Western Illinois

Jan. 28: De'Jour Young, Purdue Fort Wayne

                 Keni Jo Lippe, Oral Roberts

Feb. 4: Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois


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