Romero earns third weekly honor

By The Mercury

Kansas State point guard Leti Romero was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Monday following her near triple-double performance against Oklahoma last Wednesday and 11-point performance at Iowa State on Saturday.

This is the third weekly honor of the season for Romero, who averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and 6.5 assists a game last week.

The Spanish import was 6 of 12 from the field and 9 of 12 from the foul line for a game-high 23 points in the Wildcats’ 86-78 win over the Sooners. Romero also hauled down 10 rebounds and had nine assists in K-State’s first win over Oklahoma in 10 years, breaking a 13-game losing skid.

Romero has three double-doubles this season — including two against the Sooners. Last week’s signature victory also marked the eighth time this season Romero has been responsible for at least 50 percent of K-State’s field goals in a game.

Against Iowa State, Romero tallied 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. With her four assists against the Cyclones, Romero became the fourth freshman in K-State history to register at least 100 assists in a single season.

For the season, Romero leads K-State in scoring (14.6), rebounds (5.9), assists (4.8) and steals (1.8) per game. She is the only freshman in the Big 12 to average 10 or more points, 5.5 or more rebounds, 4.5 or more assists and 1.5 or more steals. Romero has reached double figures in scoring 16 times this season, has pulled in five or more rebounds 14 times and has handed out five or more assists 11 times.

K-State (9-12, 3-7 Big 12) will travel to No. 20 West Virginia this Saturday to face the Mountaineers at 1 p.m. The Wildcats will then host a two-game home stand against Texas on Feb. 12 and Texas Tech on Feb. 15.

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