Brianna Hypolite.

Women's Basketball

Hypolite Named C-USA Player of the Week

Dec. 23, 2011

Rice University women's basketball player Brianna Hypolite has been named the Conference USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec.23), the league office announced Friday.

Hypolite, a forward from Dickinson, Texas, earned her first C-USA Player of the Week accolade by scoring a game- and season-high 29 points in an overtime loss at Stephen F. Austin (Dec. 20). She also snared a game-high nine rebounds while hitting all five of her free throws. The senior pocketed three steals and shot 34.5 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from 3-point range. After scoring only three points in the first 20-minutes of action, she exploded for 26 after halftime. Hypolite propelled the Owls from an 11-point halftime deficit (29-18) to a 51-40 lead with 6:08 to play.

The Owls are 5-6 on the season and will be in action once again on Dec. 30 when they play at UTSA (7 p.m.).

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