Dent Earns MW Player of the Week Honors

For the first time this season, guard Marquelle Dent has been selected as the Mountain West Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played from Dec. 6-13. It’s the second time in her career she has taken home the award. She last earned the honor on February 10, 2014.

Dent, a 5-7 senior from Denver, Colo., led the Cowgirls to a 2-0 record this past week with victories over Denver and Montana. Wyoming improved to 5-3 overall while snapping a two-game losing streak. She averaged a team leading 20.5 points and seven assists while bringing down four rebounds per game. Dent also shot 15-of-35 (.429) from the field and 4-of-8 (.500) from three.

Against the Pioneers, she finished with 21 points and ten assists for her fourth career double-double. In that same game, she reached 1,000 points for her career and is currently 20th with 1,037. Followed that up with a 20 point four assist and two steal effort. With those four assists, she also moved into a tie for third place on the all-time assist list with 396. Dent has recorded double-digits in all eight contests this season and scored 20 plus points in the last four games.

Wyoming is at home the next two games to close out the non-conference season as it hosts Montana State on Saturday and the Colorado Buffs on Monday. Saturday game time is set for 5 p.m. MT followed by a 7 p.m. MT tip against the Buffs.