Things are heating up in D1 Women’s Hoops, people! Conference matchups are in full swing, and we’ve already got a slew of players who are soaring against their division rivals. Here are the Top 5 scorers as of Dec. 30.
Kelsey Plum — BR-29 Washington
Plum, Washington’s 5-foot-9 superstar, averaged 22.6 ppg her sophomore season. This year, the thrifty guard is putting up a league best 28.1 points per contest and led her team to a 10-2 overall record. Most recently, Plum dropped 33 points on Washington State en route to a 79-64 Pac-12 victory. She shot 10-of-22, including five three pointers and chipped in eight free throws in the win.
Kelsey Mitchell — BR-8 Ohio State
The Buckeyes are 8-3 heading into their first conference matchup against Michigan State, and 5-foot-8 guard Kelsey Mitchell is playing like a woman possessed! The sophomore star averages 24.4 points per click through 11 games, including a 23-point outing in the team’s most recent outing against Virginia on Dec. 21.
Lucy Mason — BR-328 UNCG
UNCG has gotten off to a slow start — the team is just 7-7 after beating UMES 71-51 on Monday — despite a star turn from senior guard Lucy Mason, who averages 24.4 points per game. The 5-foot-7 dynamo became the all-time leading scorer after a 29-point night against the aforementioned UMES, passing Angie Polk’s 26-year old record.
Courtney Williams — BR-16 South Florida
Courtney Williams has lifted South Florida to a 5-2 overall record, and seems locked and loaded for the team’s first conference matchup against East Carolina on Saturday. Williams currently ranks fourth in scoring at 24.3 points per game, despite scoring just 12 points in a losing effort against Mississippi State on Wednesday, which snapped a nine game streak of 15-plus points from the 5-foot-8 star. Previously, she put up 30 points in a win over Penn State on Dec. 6.
Britney Martin — BR-30 Oklahoma State
OSU continues to rock early on thanks to an 11-1 overall record and senior guard Britney Martin’s 23.8 points per game. The 6-foot sharp shooter just threw down 26 points in the team’s first conference matchup, resulting in a big-time 52-45 win over Baylor on Wednesday. She also pulled down 10 rebounds in the effort, which snapped the Lady Bears’ 13-game winning streak. It was Martin’s thrid consecutive game scoring 26 points or more after she lit up Savannah State and Central Florida for 26 and 27 points.