Lauren Pedersen Named Golden1 Athlete of The Week

Nov. 17, 2008

Lauren dropped in a career-high 27 points Sunday as the women’s basketball team opened the regular season with a 75-66 win over San Diego at the Thunderdome.

Pedersen, a senior guard, also set career-bests in free-throws (11-11), field goals made (7), and field goals attempted (17). She added seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals and tied her previous career-best with 19 points in the first half.

Earlier in the week, Pedersen netted 17 points in a 77-73 overtime exhibition win against Vanguard. The Brea, Calif. native completed a double-double with 10 boards and had six assists, four steals, and a block. With 46 seconds remaining in regulation, Pedersen canned a three-pointer to tie the game at 66-66 and send it to the extra period.