WNBA: Lauren Jackson has undergone surgery in Australia on her knee and Achilles tendon, putting her status for the upcoming season with the Seattle Storm in question.
The Storm announced Jackson’s surgery on Monday evening. The team said it was informed of Jackson’s surgery earlier in the day. The surgery was to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee and a chronic problem in her left Achilles tendon. The team said it was still gathering information about Jackson’s recovery timeline.
Jackson missed the entire 2013 WNBA season after undergoing surgery on her right hamstring in January 2013 for a chronic injury.
Leagues honor UI’s Madison, EWU’s Williams
College basketball: Idaho’s Stephen Madison won his fourth Western Athletic Conference men’s player of the week honor.
Madison, a senior forward from Portland, averaged 23.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in leading the Vandals to a pair of home wins.
Madison is averaging 18.3 point, 8 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game.
• After recording a pair of double-doubles in Eastern Washington wins over the Montana schools last week, junior Melissa Williams has been named the Big Sky Conference’s co-player of the week.
Williams averaged 11.0 points and 10.5 rebounds for the week as Eastern swept the weekend series from the Montana schools for just the seventh time in program history. She shot 62.5 percent (10 of 16) from the field.
She now has three straight games with double-digit rebounds and ranks 12th in the conference in rebounding with an average of 6.0 boards per game.
GU women still 20th in AP poll
Women’s basketball: Gonzaga stood firm at No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll that was released Monday.
The Bulldogs received 41 more points in this week’s poll than they did last week for a total of 235.