Mizzou Women’s Basketball freshman forward Cierra Porter (Columbia, Mo.) was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. Porter scored 13 points and tied a career-high with nine rebounds (five offensive) in the 88-71 victory over Charlotte on Dec. 29.
For the week, Porter averaged 8.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal vs. Charlotte and No. 12 Tennessee on Monday. She shot 50 percent (7-for-14) from the floor. Against Charlotte, she was 5-for-9 from the field, 3-for-4 from the foul line and added two assists and two steals.
Through 14 games, Porter is averaging 10.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.9 blocks per game. She is shooting a team-best 62 percent (52-for-84) from the floor to go along with a 78 percent (38-for-49) mark at the free throw line.
No. 20 Mizzou (13-1, 0-1) returns to action on Thursday evening with a 6 p.m. CT tipoff at Georgia (12-2, 0-1).