Bret Bloomquist El Paso Times
Thornton, averaged a career-high 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in her second year as a full-time starter and was also widely regarded as the team’s best defensive player.
“That’s always been my mindset: Defense first, the offense will come,” Thornton said. “This year I have to lead a young team, I have to lead on defense especially. I need to be a leader, be a role model every night.