Athlete of the week: Tor’e Alford

Tor’e Alford, Women’s Basketball

The week: Alford was instrumental in helping the Blue Dragons to a pair
of wins, which helped them clinch the Jayhawk West title. First, in a win at Barton, Alford poured in a season-high 24 points, including going 7 of 9 from 3-point range. She added five assists, three steals and three rebounds with just one turnover in an 86-67 win. Then in a winner-take-all game with Seward County, Alford had 19 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in a 78-62 win.

The season: Alford, a freshman from Derby, has had a sensational year, despite injury. She’s averaging 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists a game for the Blue Dragons, while shooting 42.1 percent from 3-point range.

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