FARMINGTON, Utah -- Darian White had a career day in Montana State's 80-67 win over Portland last week. For her efforts, she was named the Big Sky Conference women's basketball player of the week, the league announced on Monday.
White, a standout sophomore guard, scored a career-high 24 points -- on 8-of-15 shooting from the field and a 7-of-9 showing at the free throw line -- and also pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds. She added nine assists and five steals to nearly record a triple-double.
“Darian had an incredible game, but that is something we expect from her, and that’s something she expects from herself,” MSU head coach Tricia Binford said in a media release. “She is turning into an outstanding leader on the floor. Darian is also becoming a fantastic playmaker and really does a great job creating for her teammates and herself.”
It's the first career player of the week award for White, who was the Big Sky's freshman of the year last season and a preseason all-conference choice entering this season. The 5-foot-6 point guard is averaging 20.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.0 steals per game this season, while shooting 54.7 percent from the field, 44.4 from 3-point range and 75 percent at the free throw line.
Montana State (2-2) is back in action on Monday, hosting South Dakota State for a noon tipoff. The Bobcats are then off until Dec. 31, when they'll begin Big Sky Conference play at Southern Utah.