December 26, 2007

Chisa Ononiwu Named Golden1 Athlete of the Week

Dec. 26, 2007

Chisa Ononiwu hit the game-winning jumper with four seconds left in the game to lift UCSB to a 65-63 win over Pepperdine on Dec. 17 at the Thunderdome.

Trailing 63-56 with 1:40 remaining, the Gauchos scored the game's final nine points with Ononiwu notching six of her 10 total points during the decisive run.

Ononiwu, a senior guard from Houston, also had four rebounds (three offensive), three assists, and a pair of steals in the victory. She was 4-for-8 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line to account for her 10 points.

For the season, Ononiwu is second on the team in scoring, dropping in 11.1 points per game. She's been UCSB's workhorse thus far, averaging a team-high 29.4 minutes per game.

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