Team of the Week
|Jordan Rezendes, Sr.
|G||Eireann Anastasi, Sr.
|Matthew Lee, Sr.
|G||Marian Loughlin, Sr.
|Stanley Duncan, Fr.
|G||Katie McDaniels, Jr.
|Alan Sullivan, Jr.
|F||Maura McAfee, Sr.
|Andre Norris, Sr.
|F||Kelsey Tietje, Jr.
|Games of Jan. 25-31, 2016|
Photo by Scott Pierson, d3photography.com
Rezendes broke his own single-game school record scoring mark on Saturday with 58 points. He went 18-for-26 on the contest and 17-of-18 from the foul line. He averaged 43.5 points as well as 5.5 assists on the week, shooting 69 percent from the field, 7-for-14 from 3-point range and 26-for-28 from the line.
Lee had a career night by scoring 50 points in a 98-83 victory over Baruch. Lee shot 17-of-22 from the field for the Cougars, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, and was 11-for-12 from the charity stripe to snap the team's four game losing streak. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists. It was his ninth game of 30 points or more.
With his 31.0 scoring average and 81.8 percent shooting (86.7 from 3-point range), Duncan led Anderson to a pair of come-from-behind HCAC wins. Down 13 on the road at Defiance, Duncan's four-point play with 30 seconds remaining gave the Ravens the lead for good in an 81-78 win. He was 12-of-14 at the line and hit five of six 3-pointers, leading AU with 29 points in a 103-83 win over Transylvania.
Sullivan became the first Austin College player to score 40 points in a game since 1998, knocking down eight of 11 3-pointers on his way to hitting the 40-point mark in a win at Schreiner. Sullivan followed that up with 20 points at Trinity, averaging 30.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 52.6% from the field and 50% from long distance, while going a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line.
Norris averaged 29.0 points and 16.0 rebounds per game in facing two teams that were tied for first in the IIAC. He scored 24 points on 10-for-13 shooting in the first half vs. rival Loras, shooting 4-for-7 from 3-point range against the top 3-point shooting defense in IIAC. He shot 21-for-32 from the floor and 6-for-11 from 3-point range for the week.
Anastasi became just the fourth player in Aggie women's basketball history to score 40 or more points in the game when she went for 40 on the road at Misericordia. She has helped lead a young team back into the conference race with wins in six of their last seven games. Anastasi averaged 29 points, 6.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals for the week.
Loughlin averaged 24.0 points on 52.8-percent shooting (19-of-36) in a 1-1 week. On Wednesday, she scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, while claiming a season-best eight rebounds, four assists and two steals, in Augsburg's 82-70 win at league-leading Saint Mary's. On Saturday, she scored a season-high 26 points, including 18 in the second half, with three assists, four steals and two rebounds, though her Auggie team's comeback fell short in a 65-61 home loss to Concordia-Moorhead.
McDaniels led all scorers in Wheaton's win at North Central (Ill.) on Saturday with 28 points. She was one rebound short of a triple-double as she added 10 assists and nine rebounds on the road. She also stole the ball three times in the win against the Cardinals. In a key CCIW road win at Illinois Wesleyan to tie the Titans for first place in the CCIW standings last Wednesday, McDaniels scored 14 points with six assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
McAfee scored a career-high 29 points in a home win against Olivet. She became the Flying Dutch's all-time leading rebounder during a win at Adrian, with 955 in her career after a career-high 17 rebounds. It was her ninth double-double of the season and secnod of the week. McAfee averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds in the two games.
Tietje recorded her 10th and 11th double-doubles of the season, averaged 26.5 points and 13 rebounds while adding 4.5 blocked shots in a pair of wins. She shot 21-for-26 from the floor and 11-for-14 from the line.