South Dakota’s Duffy claims weekly accolades

South Dakota’s Duffy claims weekly accolades

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota guard Ciara Duffy claimed her third Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the season, league officials announced Monday. In two wins last week, the senior averaged 19 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists a game.

Duffy led all scorers with 19 points to propel the Coyotes to a 62-41 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne for their second straight road win to start league action. Alongside her 19 points, Duffy totaled six rebounds, five assists and four steals in the win, which was the 14th consecutive win for the Coyotes over the Mastodons dating back to 2014.

To end the week, Duffy notched her fourth double-double of the season in the Coyotes 104-61 win over Denver. The Rapid City, S.D. native scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists en route to a South Dakota win and surpassing the 100 point mark for the third time this season. 

Ciara Duffy, South Dakota
Sr | G | Rapid City, S.D.

  • Claimed her third athlete of the week accolade of the season
  • Scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season against the Pioneers
  • Finished the week averaging 19 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game
  • Ranks third in the league in points per game (16.8) and 3-point percentage (47.6)

Also nominated: Rylee Nudell (North Dakota State), Lilly Keplin (North Dakota), Alexius Foster (Denver), Hannah Albrecht (Purdue Fort Wayne), Paiton Burckhard (South Dakota State), Mariah Murdie (Omaha) 

Previous Player of the Week
November 11
Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

November 18
Madison Nelson, Denver / Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

November 25
Jaclyn Jarnot, North Dakota

December 2
Madison Nelson, Denver

December 9
Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

December 16
Hannah Albrecht, Purdue Fort Wayne

December 23
Tagyn Larson, South Dakota State

December 30
Madison Nelson, Denver

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