December 7, 2010

Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Players of the Week (for the week ending December 5, 2010)

Division I

Player of the Week

Samantha Leach – St. Francis University (PA)
Senior, Guard,
Mount Sterling, Ohio 

Leach amassed over 25 points in both games this week as she led the Red Flash to a 2-0 record. The senior guard scored 29 points and tallied six assists in an 85-71 victory over Pittsburgh. She followed up that performance with a 26-point, seven-assist effort in a 101-92 win against Kent State. For the week, Leach averaged 27.5 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game.


Division II

Co-Player of the Week

Alex Lennon – West Chester University
Sophomore, Forward,
Lansdowne, Pa. 

Lennon scored a career-high 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting (73%) from the floor and also had seven rebounds, three assists and four blocks to help West Chester to a 74-69 upset win over No. 8 Holy Family in the Golden Rams’ only game of the week. Lennon also shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

Co-Player of the Week

Stephanie Rogers – Lake Erie College
Junior, Forward,
Mentor, Ohio 

Rogers averaged 21.5 points, eight rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.5 steals in two games last week as the Storm opened conference play with a 1-1 record.  She made 75 percent of her field goal attempts (18-of-24) and played a team-high 63 minutes in the two contests. In the team's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference debut, Rogers had a huge game, leading all players with 25 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight blocked shots in Lake Erie's 78-72 win at Wayne State University. Then on Saturday, in a loss at Hillsdale, she led the team with 18 points and seven rebounds.


Division III – New England

Co-Player of the Week

Sarah Collins – Babson College
Sophomore, Center, Weymouth
, Mass.

Collins averaged a double-double in leading Babson to a 3-0 week, recording 24.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.7 blocks, 2.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 68.1% (32-47) from the field. On Monday, she scored 26 points to go with ten boards, three assists, two blocks, and three steals in a 67-35 rout of Worcester State. Two days later, she powered the Beavers to their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference win of the season, just missing a triple-double with 19 points, 14 rebounds, nine blocked shots, and four assists in a 65-35 victory at Wheaton. Collins closed out the week by putting up 27 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in a 62-49 win at Smith.

Co-Player of the Week

Alicia Doucet – Plymouth State University
Junior, Forward, Manchester
, N.H.

Doucet powered Plymouth State to a 3-0 week, averaging 24.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The Manchester, N.H. product scored 29 of her 73 points from the free throw line (29-of-40). Doucet netted 19 points in the Panthers’ win over Colby-Sawyer College on Tuesday. Two days later, she tallied a season-high 28 points with seven rebounds at Salem State. Doucet finished the week with a 26-point, eight-rebound performance in Plymouth State’s conference win over UMass-Dartmouth.

Division III – Upstate

Player of the Week

Jessica Berry – Utica College
Junior, Forward,
Rome, N.Y.

Berry averaged 27.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and four steals for Utica College as it finished the week with a 1-1 record. The junior forward totaled a season-high 31 points and recorded 14 rebounds in a win over SUNY Institute of Technology. She followed that performance up with a 24-point and 13-rebound effort in a loss to Hamilton College.

Division III – Metro

Player of the Week

Kadisha Wickham – York College (NY)
Junior, Forward/Center,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Wickham averaged 19.5 points, 13.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.5 blocks per contest in a four-game week for the Cardinals, including a perfect 2-0 mark in conference play. Overall, she registered three games in which she tallied at least 22 points and 15 rebounds, including a 29-point, 18-rebound performance against Emerson. In City University of New York Athletic Conference action, Wickham recorded 22 points and 15 rebounds on 10-for-17 shooting versus City Tech, and in a victory over Staten Island, the junior from Brooklyn, N.Y. scored 26 points and added 17 rebounds.


Division III – South

Player of the Week

Angie Owens – Wesley College
Senior, Forward,
Seaford, Del.

Owens averaged 25 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocked shots and three steals in a pair of Capital Athletic Conference contests last week.  Owens had a game-high 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting and added seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and a steal in Saturday’s win at Hood.  She also posted 24 points, 14 rebounds, two blocks and five steals in a loss at York.