Iona College women's basketball junior guard Damika Martinez is the Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Week after she was named MAAC Player of the Week for her performance in the Gaels' weekend matchups in the Iona Tip-Off Tournament at the Hynes Center.
Martinez averaged 30.0 points, six rebounds and one steal Maroon & Gold's 2013-14 season opening contests. Against Arizona, Martinez scored 35 points and grabbed seven rebounds with two steals Friday night. She followed it up with a 25-point, five-rebound effort against Bowling Green Saturday.
Against the Wildcats, Martinez connected on 12 shots from the field, including five three pointers. With the Gaels trailing by three in the late moments of the second half, Martinez knocked down a game-tying trifecta with seven seconds left to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame, Martinez scored 10 points - compared to the Wildcats' seven as a team - as the Gaels secured the seven-point win, 82-75.
Martinez connected on 10 more field goals against Bowling Green, including three more three-pointers for her game high 25 points.