There was no doubting Chaundra Sewell's tenacity in high school. The forward was, after all, one of the sparks igniting Broomfield girls basketball's run to a record five Class 4A state titles. And her gritty game has continued to turn heads far past the confines of Eagles Gym.
The University of Wyoming senior earned Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for her work in Dec. 6 and 8 road wins at Montana and Montana State.. The weekly honor is the first in Sewell's career and the first time a player from the Cowgirls has been selected this season.
The forward scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Montana, while shooting 6 of 8 from the field and a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line. She also dished out five assists, blocked two shots and picked up a steal against the Grizzlies. Sewell scored the first six points of the game and made several key baskets throughout the contest, including her two free throws that broke a 49-49 tie with 4:17 left to play.
At Montana State, Sewell recorded her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds. She shot 6 for 11 from the field and 4 for 6 from the charity stripe. Her two blocked shots and two steals in the game tied season-highs. Sewell made several key points for the Cowgirls as they swapped leads with the Bobcats. With 12:59 left in the game, she hit a bucket to tie the game at 40. Wyoming built up a seven-point lead at 55-48 on a Sewell basket with 4:35 left in the contest and did not relinquish the lead.
Sewell was named Second-Team All-Mountain West as a junior and was Honorable Mention All-Mountain West as a sophmore. And the 2009 Broomfield graduate won three state championships while playing for the Eagles.
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