Team of the Week
|Logan Wolfrum, So.
|G||Jaclyn Willoughby, Fr.
|Asmar Capers, Jr.
|G||Ashley Wright, Sr.
|Taylor Blum, Sr.
|G | F||Kathryn Berger, Sr.
|Chad Burridge, Jr.
|F||Amy Heffner, Sr.
|Derek Hall, Jr.
|C||Easter Faafiti, Sr.
Willoughby exploded in the second half against Kenyon with a single-half school-record 27 points to finish with 33 total, the second best game in school history, and best ever by a Tiger freshman. She was perfect in every category in the second half: 8-of-8 from the field, 3-of-3 from three-point range, and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line. She wasn't much worse in the final box score at 10-of-13 from the field, 5-of-7 from three-point range, and five rebounds. She averaged 22.5 points for the week.
Needing 25 points to reach 1,000, Wright netted 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor, including 8-of-9 from beyond the arc in a double-digit win against Nichols. Wright tacked on another 25 points (10-of-10 free throws) to keep the Gulls undefeated in TCCC play at 3-0 (9-5 overall). She averaged 21.7 points and 4.0 assists per game, shooting 55.6 percent from the floor, 64 percent from 3-point range and 11-for-12 from the line.
Berger scored a career-high 26 points in 101-90 double overtime win against No. 5 University of Rochester. She shot better than 50 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free-throw line. Berger averaged 21.5 points and 7.0 rebounds on the week.
Heffner helped Moravian to a 2-0 mark, averaging 28.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. Heffner had 23 points and 13 rebounds in a win against Susquehanna, then a career-high 34 points and 12 rebounds in a victory against Juniata for her sixth double-double of the year. Heffner was 19-for-35 from the floor (54.3 percent), 7-of-14 behind the three-point line and 12-of-16 at the foul line (75 percent). She played 66 minutes in the two games with four steals and two blocked shots.
Faafiti led the Bison to a 3-0 record as they won three NEAC games at home. Faafiti averaged 21.3 points per game, 14.7 rebounds per game, 4.3 assists per game and 4.0 steals per game in 92 minutes of action. Faafiti had a monster game against Cazenovia with 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven steals and six assists.
Wolfrum extended Defiance's win streak to four by netting 29.0 points per game in a pair of road victories. Wolfrum opened the week with a game-high 18 points in DC's first true road win of the year, following that up with a 40-point outburst at Franklin that included the game-winning bucket with 1.6 seconds left in overtime of the 94-92 win. The sophomore point guard netted 28 of his 40 after the half and added five assists and five rebounds.
Capers helped Drew to two Landmark Conference wins this week. On Saturday he put together one of the best performances by a Drew basketball player in nearly 15 years with 41 points in a win against Catholic. He shot 52 percent from the floor and 16-for-21 from the line in the two games, averaging 24.0 points per game.
Blum hit the game-winning shot with one second to play in a 79-77 victory over Buena Vista on Jan. 12, then scored 28 points in an 82-74 win over crosstown rival Loras on Jan. 15. During the week, he averaged 24.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists, and shot 14-for-31 from the field, 8-for-16 from behind the 3-point line, and 13-for-14 from the free throw line.
Burridge averaged 20.3 points in a week to help Oswego State move into sole possession of first place in the SUNYAC standings. In a 75-73 double-overtime loss at Oneonta, Burridge scored 27 points on 55 percent shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. He posted another double-double in the Lakers' 73-60 win over Potsdam with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Burridge ended the week with a 22-point performance against Plattsburgh in a 72-65 win.
Hall had two sensational games last week. In a come-from-behind win against Widener, Hall scored a team-best 23 points with eight rebounds and two blocks. On Saturday he recorded the game's only double-double with 21 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. He also recorded a season-best four blocks. From the field Hall shot 61.5% on the week, while at the line he shot 85.7%. He averaged 11.5 boards per game and 22 points per game.