Team of the Week
|Cory Lemons, Sr.
|G||Hannah Lilly, So.
|Jake Simmons, Jr.
|G||Caroline Stedman, Sr.
|Shane Manor, Sr.
|F||Courtney Cirillo, Sr.
|Tim McCrary, Sr.
|F||Sarah Mackey, Fr.
UC Santa Cruz
|Mark Lessen, Jr.
|C||Holly Schiedermayer, Sr.
Lilly averaged 25.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals in helping the Eagles to home wins against Carnegie Mellon and Case. Lilly scored 26, hitting 10-of-17 from the field, including 6-of-11 from three-point range, in a 59-55 win over Carnegie Mellon. She had four rebounds and a team-high tying five steals. She followed that with 24 points in a 68-56 victory over Case. She went 8-for-16 from the field and was 6-for-6 from the line with another five-steal outing. In the two games, Lilly was successful on 54.5 percent (18-of-33) from the floor including 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from beyond the arc.
Stedman averaged 20.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks during a 3-0 week, shooting 19-for-23 from the line and 43.5 percent overall. She scored a career-high 31 and had three blocks in an 81-58 win over No. 19 Kean. During a span of 5:30 late in the game, Stedman was 3-for-3 from the floor and 2-for-2 at the line. In a 63-59 win at Bowdoin she scored a team-high 17. Stedman led a 14-0 second-half run by completing a three-point play and knocking down a three-pointer. Stedman closed the week with 14 points, four assists and a pair of blocks in a 51-50 win at Colby, helping the Jeffs overcome a late seven-point deficit with a hand in six of her team's final eight points. After recording assists on buckets that cut Colby's lead to three (48-45) and handed the lead back to Amherst (49-48), Stedman knocked down the game-winner shot with 18 seconds left.
Cirillo averaged 23 points and 15 rebounds to power Keene State to Little East victories against Plymouth State and Mass-Dartmouth. She hit 40 percent (10-for-25) of her attempts from the field and 92.9 percent (26-for-28) from the foul line. On Jan 17., Cirillo posted a double-double -- 17 points and 17 rebounds -- to lead the Owls past the Panthers. Four days later, Cirillo set a school record by converting on each of her 17 attempts from the charity stripe. She scored a season-high 29 points and collected 13 rebounds against the Corsairs.
Mackey had the first triple-double in program history in a 58-56 win against Chapman, with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks. Her 10th block came on the last shot to preserve the win. She followed up with 26 points, seven rebounds and four blocks at Simpson (Calif.). Her block midway through the second half started an 18-2 to put the game away for the Slugs. She shot 19-for-33 from the floor for the week.
Schiedermayer averaged 21.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in three games for Macalester. She posted a career-high 26 points and 13 rebounds in a 71-56 win against St. Benedict and hit the game-winning free throw as part of her 23 points in a 61-60 win at Hamline.
Lemons averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 assists and 7.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Cabrini. He turned the ball over just three times in 67 minutes of action, while shooting 6-for-10 from beyond the arc and 15-for-29 overall.
After scoring 16 points in 20 minutes in a 86-63 win over Potsdam State on Friday, Simmons went off on Saturday. His 37 points in the 110-68 victory against Plattsburgh State were one short of a career high, and his nine three-pointers set a new school record. He shot 11-for-23 from three-point range, 20-for-37 overall.
Manor led the Falcons with 26 points and nine rebounds in the team's 82-75 overtime win at No. 11 ranked UW-Stevens Point. The win snapped a UWSP 29-game home winning streak. In a loss at UW-Superior, Manor scored a career-high 31 points. He finished the week scoring 57 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, shooting 19-for-29 from the floor and 19-for-20 from the line.
McCrary averaged 25.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals, including a season-high 27 points in a win against Carthage. He shot 17-for-27 from the floor and 17-for-19 from the line.
Lessen averaged 26.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.7 steals for the week, adding a .733 field goal percentage and a .700 free throw percentage. Lessen set career-highs in Eureka's double-digit victory at Blackburn with 34 points and 18 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season.