Team of the Week
|Matt Johnson, Sr.
|G||Emily Savino, Jr.
Western New England
|Dylan Richter, Sr.
|G||Jessi Drayer, Jr.
|Ray Askew, Sr.
|F||Haley Jordan, Jr.
|David Michaels, Sr.
|F||Megan Huey, Sr.
|Mike Akinrola, Sr.
Rhode Island College
|C||Ellen Plendl, Sr.
Johnson scored 85 points in two UAA wins. He tallied a school- and conference-record 49 points, including the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, in the Maroons' 103-102 upset of fourth-ranked Emory, then poured in 36 points in Chicago’s 96-92 win over Rochester. Johnson's buzzer-beater against Emory was featured on ESPN's Top 10 Plays of the Week.
Richter averaged 28 points per game and shot 64.3 percent from the field in the Bears' two victories over the UAA preseason favorites last weekend at home. Richter also shot 12-of-20 from three-point range and went 8-of-10 from the foul line in the two wins. He scored 23 points in an 83-78 win against Rochester on Friday, and followed that up with a career-high 33 points and nine three-pointers in a 99-88 victory over No. 4 ranked Emory on Sunday.
Askew netted 31 points on Saturday in the Falcons' win at Mount Ida to become only the second player in program history to score more than 2,000 points. Askew recorded his third straight double-double with 31 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Mustangs. On the week, he shot 53.4-percent for 84 points and pulled down 37 boards in a 3-0 week. He also recorded six steals and four blocked shots. He had 30 points and 11 rebounds vs. Lasell on Jan. 24 and then 23 points and 15 rebounds at Emmanuel on Jan. 26.
After matching his career-high with 31 points at Lewis & Clark, Michaels erupted for 40 points to carry Whitman past George Fox the next night. With his team trailing George Fox 42-41 early in the second half, Michaels scored Whitman's next 22 points over a nine-minute span to lift the Missionaries to a 63-50 lead. He was 8-of-8 from the field (4-for-4 from three-point range) and 2-for-2 from the free throw line during the run, which also saw him grab two rebounds and make one of his game-high seven steals.
Akinrola averaged 28.5 points and 10 rebounds as Rhode Island College posted a 1-1 mark this past week in Little East action. He was efficient from the floor, shooting at a 65.8 percent (25-for-38) clip. Akinrola recorded his second double-double of the season at Western Connecticut on Jan. 24, pouring in a career-high 36 points and puling in 13 rebounds. Four days later, he produced 21 points and collected seven boards as the Anchormen avenged an earlier loss to No. 18 Eastern Connecticut.
Savino sparked the Golden Bears to a pair of wins by averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the field (17-for-27), including 7-for-10 from three-point territory. She netted 19 points (7-for-11 FG, 5-for-6 on three-pointers) and had three assists in a 70-48 win over Gordon. Savino then poured in 26 points with seven rebounds (both season highs) in a 65-45 win at Nichols.
Drayer poured in a team-high 21 points per game for the 1-1 Yellow Jackets this past week. She was the team's leading scorer in both games, going for a game-high 23 points against Westminster, before pouring in a contest-best 19 points in a win against Geneva. She averaged 21 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals on the week.
Huey posted her third and fourth consecutive double-doubles over the week. She had 19 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Monmouth to go along with four blocked shots, then tallied 11 points and 16 boards against Lake Forest.
Jordan averaged 24 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 55.3 percent (21-for-38) from the field to lead Southern Maine to a 2-0 mark. The junior collected her third double-double of the season against Plymouth State, registering 25 points and a season-high 16 rebounds. Four days later, Jordan poured in 23 points, on 10-for-16 from the floor, to help the Huskies earn the season series sweep of Western Connecticut.
Plendl set a school record for most career blocks as the Blugolds split two games. In a 61-56 win over UW-Superior, Plendl had a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. She also had four blocks to tie the school blocks record. Plendl had another double-double in a loss at UW-Whitewater. She reached game-highs in scoring and rebounding, with 19 points and 12 boards. Plendl also had six blocks, breaking a school record for most blocks in a career with 219.