Stacey Barr — women’s basketball
The leader of the Idaho women’s basketball team, Stacey Barr, had a record-setting week as Idaho went 1-1 in both games. Against nationally ranked No. 17 Oregon State, the senior had a game-high 21 points along with one assist and six rebounds in 32 minutes. It wasn’t enough, as the Beavers came away with the win 75-53. Barr followed up her performance against a Multnomah team from Portland with another game-high 27 points. She was one rebound away from a double-double as she had nine total rebounds, with one assist and two steals. Her six 3-pointers cemented her name in the record books by breaking the career record for 3-pointers at Idaho. She had 210 total career 3-pointers made following the game. Idaho crushed Multnomah 104-19.
Mike Scott — men’s basketball
Mike Scott had an impressive week for Idaho basketball, with big performances in both wins for the Vandals. Wednesday, Scott was good for 19 points, six assists and two steals in Idaho’s upset over Washington State in Pullman. The senior from Los Angeles turned around and scored 19 points again Saturday against UC Davis, along with four assists, three rebounds and three steals in the Vandals’ win. Scott is leading the Vandals in points per game with 17.1, which is also fourth in the Big Sky Conference. He also leads Idaho with his 5.1 assists per game average and is third in the Big Sky in the category.
Ali Forde — women’s basketball
Post Ali Forde recently joined the Vandals after the volleyball season ended, and so far has been a much-needed boost for Idaho in the paint. The junior from Woodinville, Washington, made six points, seven rebounds and one block, steal and assist against No. 17 Oregon State in a loss to the Beavers. Against Multnomah Sunday, Forde made 13 points, the second highest on the team, along with nine rebounds, one assist and a team-high two blocks. The Vandals now head to Waco, Texas, to take on No. 11 Baylor before participating in the Glass City Tournament with games against Toledo and Southeast Missouri State over the weekend.
Connor Hill — men’s basketball
The Vandals had a solid week, going 2-0 with wins over UC Davis and Washington State, and senior guard Connor Hill was a big reason why. Against the Cougars, Hill scored 19 points, which was tied for the team high with Mike Scott. He also added four rebounds and an assist and was electric from behind the arc, knocking down five 3-pointers. Against the Aggies of UC Davis, Hill put up 16 points, which was the second highest total for the Vandals, along with one rebound and one steal. The Post Falls, Idaho, native is the second leading scorer for Idaho, with 13.4 points per game. The Vandals take a two-game road trip against two Summit League foes this week, with a Thursday contest at Western Illinois and a Saturday matchup at South Dakota State.