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Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev earns WCC player of week honors

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev blocks Pacific guard Justin Moore (25) during the second half of a Jan. 25 game at McCarthey Athletic Center. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev blocks Pacific guard Justin Moore (25) during the second half of a Jan. 25 game at McCarthey Athletic Center. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev was named WCC player of the week after averaging 27 points and 10 rebounds in a pair of road victories.

Petrusev scored a career-high 31 points, 20 in the second half, to lead Gonzaga past Santa Clara 87-72 on Thursday. The 6-foot-11 post had 23 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season in Saturday’s 83-79 victory over San Francisco.

The Serbian native made 22 of 32 field-goal attempts and 10 of 18 free throws. He drew 11 fouls on USF defenders.

Petrusev earned player of the week honors Nov. 18.

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