WINFIELD, Kan. – The Southwestern College women's basketball team has swept the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference's weekly women's basketball awards after notching a pair of victories last week. Junior Jordyn Miller was named the KCAC Women's Basketball Player of The Week, while senior Kenzi Taylor earned KCAC Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Week recognition. The weekly awards were announced Monday by conference officials.
KCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week: Jordyn Miller
Miller had a pair of big games, and led her team to a pair of wins last week. The junior opened her week by going 12-for-18 from the floor and a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line on her way to a career-best 30 points in Thursday's blowout road win at Bethel, a game in which Miller also grabbed nine rebounds. On Saturday, Miller added 18 points and eight rebounds as the Lady Builders outlasted a pesky Sterling squad for a two-point win. She shot 60.6 percent on the week, and was her team's scoring and rebounding leader as well.
KCAC Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Week: Kenzi Taylor
Taylor played a pivotal role in helping the Southwestern defense limit both of its opponents to exactly 61 points last week. The senior grabbed seven rebounds (4 defensive) and a block in Thursday's lopsided win at Bethel, but her signature game came on Saturday against Sterling. In that game, Taylor grabbed seven more rebounds (6 defensive), blocked four shots (one short of a career-high), and grabbed a steal to help secure the win over the Warriors. She is currently ranked No. 22 in NAIA Div. II with 16 total blocks.
Miller, Taylor and the Lady Builders will return to action Tuesday, traveling to Hillsboro to face the Bluejays of Tabor College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. inside Tabor Gymnasium.