Hustle Belt's MAC Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Each week throughout the 2013-2014 women's basketball season, Hustle Belt will bestow weekly honors upon the MAC's most outstanding players from each division and from the freshman class. Here are this week's winners...

Mid-American Conference Eastern Division Player of the Week

Alexis Rogers, Bowling Green Falcons (Forward, Redshirt Senior)

Alexis Rogers helped lead the Falcons to three wins in four games during the last seven days.  The wins included victories over Butler from the Big East and Ohio State from the Big Ten.

In Bowling Green's 61-57 win over Butler, Rogers (a native of West Chester, Ohio) shot 6-for-14 from the floor, including a make in her only three-point attempt.  She also converted four of six free throw attempts.  Overall, she posted 17 points and eight rebounds.  In the Falcons' lone loss of the week, Rogers notched a double-double against Marist.  Her totals included a game-high 11 rebounds and 16 points.  Among her six field goals were three from long range.

The Falcons rebounded on the following night to be Old Dominion, and Rogers again was a big reason why.  She scored 17 points and made six of her seven field goal attempts.  She also contributed four rebounds and two assists   Rogers' scoring slowed down in the win over Ohio State, as she managed just six points, but Rogers did add seven important rebounds.  She also had an assist and a steal.

Overall, Rogers closed the week with 56 points, 30 rebounds and five steals in four games.  She earned 16 free throw attempts for the week (made ten) and converted half of her 40 field goal attempts.  She was also 6-for-11 from beyond the three-point arc.

Mid-American Conference Western Division Player of the Week

Inma Zanoguera, Toledo Rockets (Guard/Forward, Junior)

The Rockets played just once last week, but they earned a victory at Missouri-Kansas City in that game.  Zanoguera led the Rocket attack with 21 points and nine rebounds.  She was deadly from the floor, as she sank nine of her 11 field goal attempts.  She also added two assists, three steals and a blocked shot to aid in Toledo's winning effort.

Zanoguera has been one of the most productive players in the conference since the beginning of the season.  She is now tied for third in the league in scoring (16.8 ppg), is fifth in rebounding (9.3 rpg) and is 11th in assists (3.3 apg).  She is the MAC's best shooter so far and has made 23 of 37 attempts to date (.622), and she ranks second now in steals per game, with 2.8.

Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Week

Larissa Lurken, Kent State Golden Flashes (Guard)

Larissa Lurken, from Cottage Grove, Minn., was Kent State's primary highlight from two disappointing road losses last week.  Against Arkansas State and Belmont, Lurken combined to score 28 points, gather four rebounds, dish five assists, and earn two steals.  The best of the two games for Lurken was against Belmont.  In that contest, she scored 17 points, including nine from long range.  She also had four assists and a steal.  Earlier in the week versus Arkansas State, she poured in 11 points and added four rebounds plus an assist and a steal.

Lurken now ranks in the top 20 for points per game (11.6) in the MAC.  She's also been, to date, one of the league's best free throw shooters.  She's made 25 of 27 attempts from the charity stripe, which equals a conversion rate of 92.6 percent.  Only five players have done better, and none of them have more than 14 attempts.

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