Nov. 16, 2009
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton sophomore Megan Richardson was named the Big West Conference women's basketball Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after helping the Titans to their best start since 1996.
The Manhattan Beach native led the Titans in scoring during the team's season-opening trip to Northern California, averaging 22.5 points per game while shooting 52 percent from the field, 44 percent from three-point range, and hitting 9-of-11 from the line.
Richardson, who earned conference weekly honors for the first time in her career, became the first Titan to be named Big West Player of the Week since Toni Thomas earned the fifth award of her career on Jan. 28, 2008.
The sophomore opened her second season in a Titan uniform by scoring a career-high 29 points in 25 minutes against San Jose State, including scoring nine of the team's final 12 points as Fullerton escaped with the 79-77 victory. She finished 9-of-16 from the field in the victory, including a trio of three-pointers, and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.
Two days later against Sacramento State, Richardson added 16 more points in a more balanced Fullerton scoring effort, hitting 7-of-15 from the field and adding a pair of rebounds and a career-high five assists as the Titans routed the Hornets, 90-68.
Cal State Fullerton makes a return trip to the Bay Area this weekend as the Titans travel to take on San Francisco in their only game of the week on Friday night (Nov. 20) at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Gym.