Westbrook Named National Women's Basketball Player of the Week


Northwest Florida State College's Simone Westbrook has been named the national Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week by the National Junior College Athletic Association.


During the week of Jan. 12-18, Westbrook led the 19-1 Lady Raiders to victories over Gulf Coast State and then-No. 1 Chipola. Westbrook, a sophomore guard from Chandler, Ariz., earlier had been named the Florida College System Activities Association Women's Player of the Week.

Westbrook averaged 22 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 3.5 steals in the two games during the voting period. She helped the Raiders triumph in overtime at Gulf Coast, 96-92, on Jan. 14, scoring eight of her 22 points in the extra period and recording one of her 10 assists on the go-ahead basket in OT. Three days later on Jan. 17, she led NWF past Chipola, 67-54, with 22 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals.

For the week, Westbrook shot 53.8 percent (14-of-26) from the field, 46.2 percent (6-of-13) from the three-point line, and 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the free throw line.

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