Team of the Week
|John Sanchez, Sr.
|G||Katelyn Fischer, Jr.
|Mitch Marmelstein, Fr.
|G||Jil Henrikson, Sr.
|DaQuan Brooks, Sr.
|G | F||Jil Vaughan, Sr.
|Alvino Ashley, Jr.
|F||Morgan Herrick, Sr.
|Chris Davis, Sr.
|C||Catherine O'Connell, Jr.
Fischer nearly posted a triple-double against St. Mary's, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists. She averaged 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a 2-0 week.
Henrikson was impressive for the Polar Bears during a 2-1 week, as she averaged 22.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.0 steals per game. She sank half of her 40 attempts from the floor, connected on 10 of 23 from long range (.435), and made 17 of 19 free throws (.895). In a 65-45 win against Eastern Connecticut, Henrikson had 25 points, nine rebounds, and nine steals. She scored 17 points in Friday's 68-58 win at Middlebury and closed the week with a double-double at Williams, netting 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 67-55 setback.
Vaughan was one rebound shy of averaging a double-double for the Mules. She had 11 points and six boards in the first half as the Mules and Williams played to a 28-28 tie and then with Williams on a 7-0 run to cut Colby's lead to 54-49, Vaughan hit an inside basket for a seven-point lead with 1:38 to play on the way to a 62-56 win. She shot 61.5 percent or better in all three games. Vaughan has six double-doubles in scoring and rebounding this season and has 18 blocked shots in the last seven games.
Herrick averaged 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds as Chicago swept a pair of UAA games on the road to improve to 20-0. After finishing with 17 points and five boards in a 79-55 win at Emory, Herrick totaled 19 points and seven rebounds in the Maroons' 68-55 win at fifth-ranked Rochester. In the two games, Herrick shot 70.8% from the field (17 of 24).
Averaging 15.5 points and 19.0 rebounds, O'Connell led the Nighthawks to a 2-0 week that included the program's first victory over Elms. O'Connell started off the week by picking up her 1,000th rebound of her collegiate career in a 79-59 rout of Mitchell where she registered her 13th double-double of the season, netting 13 points and 18 boards. She topped those numbers in Newbury's 14-point win vs. Elms, where she tallied 18 points and 20 rebounds.
Sanchez's week included a game-winning jumper, a win at the league's No. 2 team and his 1,000th career point. In a 69-67 win against Plymouth State, Sanchez sank the game-winning jumper with 2.7 seconds left, scoring 16 points, handing out nine assists. In a 65-63 win against second-place Wheelock, Sanchez scored 23 points, shot 10-for-12 from the line and dished out seven assists. His first half 19-footer against Southern Vermont in an 85-73 win marked point No. 1,000. He led the team with 25 points and nine assists. For the week, Sanchez averaged 21.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 2.3 steals. He shot 65 percent from the field, 88 percent from the charity stripe and 2-for-4 from three-point range.
Marmelstein averaged 26.5 points per game in two victories for Grove City. He fired in a career-high 27 points at Geneva in a 76-74 win, then 26 in an 80-78 victory over Westminster (Pa.). His six three-pointers against Westminster tied a school record. For the week, he shot 18-of-31 (58 percent) from the field, including a 10-for-17 (59 percent) effort on three-pointers. He also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and had zero turnovers in 63 minutes.
Brooks became the first Western Connecticut men's basketball player to eclipse the 2,000 career point barrier. He averaged 34.5 points and five assists, while shooting 23-for-43 from the field and 13-for-22 from three-point range (59 percet) to lead the Colonials to a 2-0 week. Brooks produced a season-high 47 points, including nine three-pointers, to lift Western Connecticut to a victory against Connecticut College. He converted on a traditional three-point play late in the game against the Camels to accomplish the milestone. Four days later, Brooks scored 22 points with seven assists to lead Western to a win at Little East rival at Mass-Dartmouth.
Ashley scored a season-high 36 points in Olivet's 88-86 come-from-behind win over Alma. He also grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out four assists and did not commit a turnover in 36 minutes. Ashley averaged 29.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the Comets.
Davis scored 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the Warhawks' lone game of the week, a 72-62 win against UW-La Crosse. He shot a perfect 10-for-10 from the line, 3-for-5 from three-point range and 7-for-14 from the floor, while also blocking a shot.