Randy Payton Special to OVP
November 12, 2013
COLUMBIA, Ky. - Rio Grande (Ohio) sophomore Sarah Bonar is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday.
This week’s award is the first for the 2013-14 women’s basketball season.
Bonar averaged 26.5 points and nine rebounds per game in a pair of Rio Grande wins last week.
The Hartford, Ohio, forward made 13-of-19 shots from the field in her season debut en route to a career-high 32 points in a 113-98 win over Wilberforce (Ohio). She added eight rebounds in the win.
In the RedStorm’s 127-67 win over Miami-Middletown (Ohio), Bonar recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in just 18 minutes of action. Her performance helped Rio Grande improve to 2-0 on the season.
Bonar completed the week shooting 71 percent (22-of-31) from the field, including a perfect 2-for-2 from beyond the 3-point arc. She also made 7-of-8 free throws.
Bonar becomes just the third Rio Grande player to ever receive the weekly honor from the league, joining Jenna Smith, who was honored during the week of November 15, 2010 and Shardai Morrison-Fountain, who received the award for the week of November 12, 2012.