Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan’s Tinara Moore has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Co-Player of the Week.
Moore, a 6-foot-3 senior from Southgate, averaged a double-double -- 23 points, 12.5 rebounds – in leading the Chippewas to victories over Ohio and over Miami (Ohio). She shared the award with Northern Illinois guard Courtney Woods.
Moore scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to go along with three blocks in 33 minutes in the Chippewas’ 82-58 win over Ohio. She made all 11 of her free throw attempts. In an 84-66 victory over Miami, Moore scored 24 points and pulled down nine boards in 34 minutes.
She finished a combined 14-of-25 (56 percent) from the floor and went 15-for-17 (88.2 percent) from the free throw line in the two games as CMU improved to 11-3 overall, 3-0 conference.
Moore is the reigning MAC Defensive Player of the Year who earned First Team All-MAC honors and was named to the league’s All-Defense Team a year ago. She is averaging 17.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. In MAC games, she is averaging a team-best 19.7 points per game along with 13 rebounds per.
It marks the second time this season that Moore has earned the weekly MAC West honor. Nine times the league has named a West player of the week, and four times a Chippewa has won it. CMU’s Reyna Frost has also twice garnered the honor.
The Chippewas play host to Bowling Green in a league game on Wednesday (7 p.m.) at McGuirk Arena.