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Miller makes it back-to-back Summit weekly honors

South Dakota State's Macy Miller. (Matt Gade / Republic)

BROOKINGS — For the second consecutive week and fifth time this season, Macy Miller was named The Summit League's women's basketball player of the week on Monday.

The South Dakota State University junior point guard averaged 27 points, 7.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.5 steals in two games, scoring 23 points against Dakota Wesleyan University and tying her career-best scoring mark with 31 points Saturday against Western Illinois.

Miller, a Mitchell native, leads the conference in scoring with an average of 18.6 points per game and she's scored 20-or-more points 10 times this season. It was her ninth Summit League player of the week honor and she also picked up College Sports Madness Summit League Mid-Major Player of the Week for the fourth time. Miller leads the team in assists with nearly three per game and is shooting 50.2 percent on field goals, 44 percent on 3-pointers and 79 percent on free throws.

Miller is also eighth in SDSU history all-time in scoring and needs 15 points to reach 1,500 points for her career.

The Jackrabbits (16-4, 5-0 Summit) host rival South Dakota (15-5, 6-0 Summit) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Frost Arena in Brookings, with the winner taking control of first place in the conference standings.