Blockton Earns Dual BIG EAST Accolades

Allazia Blockton averaged a double-double last week
Feb. 15, 2016

NEW YORK – Marquette University women’s basketball freshman Allazia Blockton has been selected as the BIG EAST Player and Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. This is Blockton’s first player of the week award and a league-high seventh freshman of the week honor.

In a 2-0 weekend for the Golden Eagles, Blockton averaged 19.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in victories over Butler and Xavier. She was the league’s top rebounder last week, bettering teammate McKayla Yentz’s No. 2 average by three boards per game, while also listing fourth in scoring. Against Butler on Friday night, Blockton totaled 21 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals before going for 18 points, 13 rebounds and dishing five assists in a nationally televised win over Xavier on Sunday. For the week she shot 50 percent from the field and 60 percent from deep. The Milwaukee native has a BIG EAST-best 10 double-doubles this season, while her 13 20-point games and 10 double-digit rebounding performances are also tops in the conference. With three games remaining, Blockton is just 44 points shy of the BIG EAST freshman scoring record which has stood since 1994-95.

Marquette will hit the road for its last two-game stretch of the regular season, traveling to Creighton on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Central time before taking on Providence on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Noon CT.




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