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San Jose, Calif. – Spartans guard Ta’Rea Cunnigan earned Mountain West Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for games played through Sunday, January 25, 2015, it was announced this morning at the conference office in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is the first MW weekly honor for Cunnigan this season and the second of her career.
The senior from Winchester, Calif., led the Spartans to an 88-78 victory over Boise State last Wednesday, the team’s only game of the week. The win snapped a season-long three-game losing skid.
Cunnigan led San José State with 25 points, shooting 64.3 percent (9-of-14) from the field, including 50.0 percent (3-of-6) from beyond the arc. She was also a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line and contributed two rebounds, two assists and two steals to the winning effort.
Trailing 7-0 in the first minute, Cunnigan led a 14-2 run to put SJSU ahead, 14-9. The three-pointer that capped the run made her the all-time career scorer in San José State basketball history (1,768 points; men or women).
Then, tied at 70 with 6:23 to play, she nailed a three-pointer to give the Spartans a lead that the team would not give up. Her layup with 1:31 left in the game extended the Spartan lead to 10, 84-74.