Wendell and her teammates will host Loyola on Jan. 20 with tipoff set for 7 p.m. The contest will be broadcast via The Valley on ESPN3. Wendell, the MVC’s scoring leader this season at 22.1 points per game and the league’s top scorer as a sophomore and junior, has scored 20 or more points in a league-high 58 contests. This season, she is among the league leaders in assists (4.1, 3rd), steals (3.1, 2nd), field goal percentage (54.2, 3rd), all while averaging only 29.4 minutes per game, which ranks 16th in the MVC. Wendell averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks in Drake’s two big wins over Bradley and Illinois State this past weekend. Wendell made a combined 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) field goals, including 3-of-6 from behind the three-point line, and 6-of-6 from the free throw line in 27.5 average minutes. In the win over Bradley, Wendell poured in a game-high 24 points and added a career-tying seven steals and three blocks along with five rebounds and three assists. She followed that performance with a game-high 17 points to go with five assists and three rebounds in the win over Illinois State. Print Friendly Version Wendell, who has earned the honor for the second-consecutive week and third time this season, has been named MVC Player of the Week 12 times in her outstanding career. Her total ranks second all-time in MVC history behind Jackie Stiles of Missouri State (18). ST. LOUIS – Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period of Jan. 9-15, the league office announced Monday afternoon.