CEDAR CITY, Utah - The Western Athletic Conference named graduate guard Cherita Daugherty as this week's Player of the Week.

The Thunderbirds improved to 5-0 in conference play behind two incredible performances from Daugherty. Against an unbeaten Utah Valley team Daugherty nearly had a triple double pouring in 18 points on 50% from the field, stacking 10 assists and pulling down 8 rebounds.

In the second game of the week versus the Bearkats of Sam Houston, Daugherty matched her career high with 28 points, going 16-16 from the free throw line. Since starting conference play Daugherty is shooting an unbelievable 36-37 from the charity stripe.

Coach Tracy Sanders said this on Daugherty's performances "she knows it's her last year here, and she doesn't want to lose. She's one of the best players in this conference, if not the best player in this conference."

Next up

The Thunderbirds will hit the road for a two game road trip, first against in-state rival Utah Tech on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. followed by a trip to Grand Canyon University on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

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