Career week nabs Snow fourth MVC Player of the Week honor

St. LOUIS, Mo. — For the sixth time this season, a Missouri State Lady Bear has earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors. Senior Tyonna Snow was awarded Monday (Feb. 15) for the third time this season and fourth in her career for performances in two MSU wins.

Snow averaged 31.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 4.0 steals in the two victories, shooting 19-for-38 overall and 24-for-34 at the free throw line. 

The senior guard posted one of the top individual games in Lady Bear history on Friday, finishing with 41 points, 12 boards, four blocks and seven steals against Loyola. 

Among Snow’s Friday superlatives were: Only 40-point, 10-rebound game in MSU history; JQH Arena scoring record and most points by a Lady Bear since Jackie Stiles in 2001; school records for free throws made (21) and attempted (29); tied MVC record for single-game free throw attempts and ranked second in makes; 2015-16 NCAA single-game highs for free throws made and attempted; and career highs in rebounds and blocks. 

Sunday against Bradley, the Blue Springs, Mo., native tallied 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting, setting another career high in blocked shots with five, the most by a Lady Bear since 2011.

Snow and the Lady Bears (17-8, 10-3 MVC) make their final road trip of the regular season this weekend with visits to Southern Illinois at 6 p.m. Friday and Evansville at 1 p.m. Sunday. MSU is in a three-way tie with Drake and UNI for first in the league standings with five games remaining.