BUFFALO, NY – Junior shooting guard Cierra Dillard was named Mid-American Conference East division Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon, as announced by the Conference office. Dillard was recognized with the weekly honor for the first time in her UB career as she helped the Bulls down St. Bonaventure on Friday.
Dillard was all over the court on Friday night in St. Bonaventure as she was able to help secure the Bulls 76-59 win over the Bonnies, nearly missing a triple-double in the process. The Rochester, NY native was able to finish off her game with 14 points, a career-high 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals across 33 minutes of work. The double-double was the first of her career and she also became the first UB player other than Stephanie Reid to record 10 assists in a game since Margeaux Gupilan did so back in 2014.
On the year, Dillard ranks second on the Bulls in scoring as she is netting 12.8 points while also chipping in with 4.9 assists, 3.6 steals and 3.2 rebounds a game. The 3.6 steals/game currently ranks first in the MAC and sixth in the NCAA as she has turned into great defender for the Bulls. The UMass transfer has gathered at least three assists in nine of UB's 10 games while also notching at least two steals in nine of 10 games this season.
Dillard and the Bulls will return to the hardwood for their non-conference finale on Thursday morning as they head to New York City to take on the St. John's Red Storm at 11:00 am.