Team of the Week
|Phil Hogan, Sr.
|G||Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler, Fr.
|Colin Wester, Sr.
|G||Breanna Madrazo, So.
|Zach Mager, So.
|G | F||Kelecia Harris, Fr.
|Joe Keedy, Jr.
|F||Sarah Collins, Sr.
|Kevin Hargrove, Jr.
|C||Carissa Verkaik, Sr.
|Games of Feb. 4-10, 2013|
Hogan hit the game-winning four-point play with four seconds left to give AU a 75-74 victory over Franklin on Saturday. He averaged 29 points and 6.5 assists per game in a 1-1 week for the Ravens, shooting 7-for-16 from 3-point range and 15-for-20 from the line.
Wester averaged 25.3 points per game in three Northwest Conference games last week to give Pacific their best record since the 1999-2000 season and keep the Boxers in the NWC playoff chase. Wester scored a season-high 29 points in Friday's 85-60 rout of Linfield. He then hit the the trying free throws with three seconds left in the second half to tie their game with PLU on Saturday at 57-57. Pacific went on to win 68-62. He averaged 25.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Mager put up 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in a 2-1 week for the Red Dragons. He shot 58 percent from the floor and 8-for-15 from beyond the arc.
Keedy had a career week for the Garnet, averaging 23 points per game and eight rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent (15-of-25) from the field in a 1-1 week. He scored a career-high 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season in an overtime loss to Washington College. He matched that career high three days later, leading the Garnet to an upset win over first-place Franklin and Marshall.
Hargrove averaged 26.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots while shooting 66.7 percent from the field as Muhlenberg won a pair of games to clinch a Centennial Conference playoff berth. He recorded a double-double with 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds against Dickinson, then scored a career-high 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting at McDaniel. Hargrove also broke his own school record for blocked shots in a season.
Kriesel-Bigler led Hendrix with 24.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as the Warriors won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Against Oglethorpe she tied the school record with eight 3-pointers made, en route to a season-high 29 points. She also dished out five assists and had three steals. Kriesel-Bigler followed up with 19 points, five assists and a steal in a win against Berry. On the weekend, she shot 42.5 percent (17-of-40) from the field, 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from 3-point range and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.
Madrazo scored back-to-back career highs (20 at Chicago, 21 at Wash U) as Rochester swept the midwest UAA trip for the first time in school history. When Washington closed to within 15 with less than 3 minutes to play, she drilled a 3-pointer, then made five of five free throws to nail down the win. The sweep kept Rochester tied for first place in the UAA race and was also the first time the Yellowjackets swept Washington (56-48 in the Palestra in January). She shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range for the week.
Harris averaged 26 points, 18.5 rebounds and five blocks per game as Albright won twice to move into a tie for the final MAC Commonwealth playoff spot. She totaled 26 points and 20 rebounds in a win over Hood and just missed a triple-double with 26 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocks as Albright beat Stevenson.
Collins led Babson to its fifth straight regular season NEWMAC title, averaging 24.5 points, 18.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, and 2.0 steals while shooting 56.3 percent (18-for-32) from the field and 76.5 percent (13-for-17) from the line. Against MIT, she scored a season-high 27 points, matched her career-high with 22 rebounds, and blocked five shots in a 54-39 win. She added 22 points, 15 boards, three blocks, and two steals in a 73-52 win over Smith.
Verkaik led Calvin to three wins last week and nearly notched a triple-double in a win against Olivet with 32 points, eight rebounds and eight blocked shots. She averaged 23.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots in a 3-0 week.